ROCK robotic Cloud Processing Pipeline

The ROCK robotic Processing Pipeline is a revolution in the data processing world. In this post I will shed some light on the Processing Pipeline and give you insights into how the difficulties of LiDAR processing is abstracted away and the customer is left with the deliverables they want.

Processing Pipeline – The Beginning

The first step in the ROCK robotic processing pipeline is the customer creating a Project and uploading their data. The data uploaded consists of:

  1. The LiDAR log directory found on the R1A USB thumb drive

  2. The base station RINEX and NAV files

  3. One or more ground control points

This data is combined with metadata about the project. This includes:

  1. A description of the project

  2. The projection of the data

  3. One or more photos of the ground control points and base station location

Processing Pipeline – Submit data for processing

Once all of the Project data is uploaded to the ROCK Cloud, the user can submit a request to the processing cloud to receive processed deliverables. It is at this step where the user has the ability to specify exactly the deliverables they desire.

The status of the Processing Job can always be seen when viewing the project Deliverables page. The first step of the processing job is to enter the processing queue.

Processing Pipeline – Job Processing

A Processing Job entering the ROCK Cloud processing queue will automatically be de-queued and begin processing when resources are available. The ROCK Cloud Processing Pipeline will securely navigate your project through a series of processing steps. The specifications of the job determine the configurations and outputs of each processing step.

Ultimately, every processing job goes through our quality assurance step where real people review the data produced from the processing pipeline.

Processing Pipeline – Project Deliverables

After the completion of the Processing Pipeline a set of deliverables will be available on the project page and the ROCK Data Visualizer will display an in-browser viewer for your LiDAR data.

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions below about the ROCK robotic Cloud Processing Pipeline!

Does the data have to be collected using an R1A in order to process in the ROCK Cloud?

Thank you for the question!

The ROCK Cloud is currently designed to work only with the R1A.

What about Pre-Processed data? Can that be uploaded to the dashboard via .LAS or .XYZ to be viewed with the other datasets collected on the project?

We are working on this and will be released very soon.