RIEGL RiALITY enables you to visualize point clouds acquired with RIEGL laser scanners. Explore our demo dataset from the beautiful Rosenburg Castle or import your own scans from RIEGL’s RiSCAN Pro software (v1.8.0 and later).



- Point Cloud Viewer: Easily visualize 3D Point Clouds on your mobile device.
- Touch Navigation: Use standard touch gestures to navigate through the point cloud.
- Augmented Reality: Print a reference image and experience point clouds in Augmented Reality.
- Single color and True color mode for point clouds.
- Adjustable point size.
- Orthographic and Perspective visualization mode.
- Import of your own point cloud from RIEGL RiSCAN Pro files (.rqx).
- Supports point clouds with up to 2.5 million points.

Download RIEGL RiALITY (external link to App Store iOS):






Quick User Guide

Step 1:

Download and print the "Rosenburg Reference Image" to visualize the Rosenburg Castle dataset,
or download and print the "Standard Reference Image" to visualize your own dataset.




Step 2:

Start RiALITY and use the iPAD to view the printed image.


Step 3:

Move with the device around the reference image to experience the point cloud from different angles.



For more information:

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality can be seen as a computer supported dynamic real-time composition of virtual content and reality. It enhances a users perception of the real world by integrating a virtual layer of contextual information.
In order to do this a spatial relation between the virtual content and the real world has to be established. On a mobile device like a tablet, there are mainly two ways to do this. The first method uses direct geo referencing based on GPS, a magnetic field sensor and an accelerometer. The second method is used in RiALITY. Thereby the connection to the real world is established through a reference object that can be identified by computer vision algorithms applied to the camera’s image stream. This reference object could be a special marker, a planar image, or a more complex object. Once it is detected by the application, the virtual content can be fixed to this object and seen on the display as if it was part of the real world. RiALITY uses 2D reference images, which you can download here.
For more information on Augmented Reality, please visit this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality