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Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: C++
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Robotics    
Latest version: v1.11.1

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README

Point Cloud Library

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Website

The new website is now online at https://pointclouds.org and is open to contributions :hammer_and_wrench:.

If you really need access to the old website, please use the copy made by the internet archive. Please be aware that the website was hacked before and could still be hosting some malicious code.

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Description

The Point Cloud Library (PCL) is a standalone, large scale, open project for 2D/3D image and point cloud processing.

PCL is released under the terms of the BSD license, and thus free for commercial and research use. We are financially supported by a consortium of commercial companies, with our own non-profit organization, Open Perception. We would also like to thank individual donors and contributors that have been helping the project.

Compiling

Please refer to the platform specific tutorials:

Documentation

Contributing

Please read CONTRIBUTING.md.

Issues

To report issues, please read CONTRIBUTING.md#bug-reports.

For general questions on how to use the PCL, please consider one of the following alternatives instead:

  • Stack Overflow for Q&A as well as support for troubleshooting, installation and debugging. Do remember to tag your questions with the tag point-cloud-library.
  • Discord Server for live chat with other members of the PCL community and casual discussions

Citation

We encourage other researchers to cite PCL if they use PCL or its components for their work or baselines. The bibtex entry for the same is

@InProceedings{Rusu_ICRA2011_PCL,
  author    = {Radu Bogdan Rusu and Steve Cousins},
  title     = {{3D is here: Point Cloud Library (PCL)}},
  booktitle = {{IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)}},
  month     = {May 9-13},
  year      = {2011},
  address   = {Shanghai, China},
  publisher = {IEEE}
}


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the PCL README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.