Articles | Volume 8, issue 6
Method article
21 Dec 2017
Method article |  | 21 Dec 2017

Rapid, semi-automatic fracture and contact mapping for point clouds, images and geophysical data

Samuel T. Thiele, Lachlan Grose, Anindita Samsu, Steven Micklethwaite, Stefan A. Vollgger, and Alexander R. Cruden

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We demonstrate a new method that enhances our ability to interpret large datasets commonly used in the earth sciences, including point clouds and rasters. Implemented as plugins for CloudCompare and QGIS, we use a least-cost-path solver to track structures and contacts through data, allowing for expert-guided interpretation in a way that seamlessly utilises computing power to optimise the interpretation process and improve objectivity and consistency.