Google StreetView collecting LiDAR

Apparently Google have been collecting coarse spatial data with their street view cars since around 2008 and embedding this information online where it lies dormantly encoded in the XML request.

Someone has been able to extract and decode this information to produce the point cloud which can be seen here.

https://vimeo.com/89982874

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/google-streetview-collecting-lidar-neil-tocher

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