ATLAS: Solution for a Better Point Cloud Sharing and Exploitation in SNCF RESEAU
The French Railway network is one of the biggest in Europe. Surveys with LiDAR are very useful, that’s why SNCF RESEAU has used point cloud data for nearly 10 years. About 16,000 kilometers of railway tracks have been scanned since the program began. This large amount of data represent roughly 600 terabytes (Tb) of point cloud data in our servers. Data sharing was impossible due to the lack of existing software, so we optimized the point clouds within the Survey division by creating the ATLAS solution.
Our goal is two-fold:
1st: Centralizing and sharing point cloud data, to allow access for every project which needs survey data.
2nd: Providing every employees of the company to use that data by bringing theme visualisation and exploitation tools with remote access.
We think that the ATLAS solution is an important step for our company to really use all the capabilities that point clouds can support.