Prof. Dr. Bernhard Höfle
Institute of Geography
3DGeo Research Group
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 6221 54-5594
Fax: +49 6221 54-4996

Tools, Services, Datasets

Open Source Tools and Software

HELIOS – Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator

HELIOS generates synthetic point clouds for customized virtual scenes and many platforms and scanning devices.

VOSTOK – Voxel Octree Solar Toolkit

VOSTOK provides solar potential estimations in point clouds, including occlusion effects of 3D neighborhoods.


With 3D-MAPP, point cloud processing can be done in the browser by anyone.

Web Services

LVISA – LiDAR Vegetation Investigation and Signature Analysis System

Online vegetation feature extraction from point clouds.

Online point cloud visualizations for the browser

Use your browser to fly through some of the 3DGeo datasets.

Youtube Channel

A collection of point cloud flights, project documentations, manuals, etc.

Open Source Datasets
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