LiDAR Data & NVIDIA 2017-11-16T20:33:08+00:00

Setting your browser to run WebGL using a discrete NVIDIA GPU

Computers with separate NVIDIA graphics cards will usually offer a better user experience when viewing 3D LiDAR point clouds, but browsers often default to the built-in graphics unit, resulting in a slower experience.

If your computer only has an integrated/built-in graphics processing unit, you’ll still be able to enjoy a 3D experience, but may have to wait a little longer for data to load.

Optimize your experience in 4 steps

Step 1: Download the latest NVIDIA driver

To update your driver, follow the instructions on the NVIDIA site.

Step 2: Right-Click > NVIDIA Control Panel

Right click on your desktop and click “NVIDIA Control Panel.”

Right Click on Desktop - Phoenix LiDAR Systems

Step 3: Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings

Click “Manage 3D Settings” on the left sidebar, and then the “Program Settings” tab in the box that opens.

NVIDIA Control Panel - Phoenix LiDAR Systems

Step 4: Select Program (Ex: Chrome) > Select NVIDIA

In the “Select a program” menu, choose your program. In this case, Chrome. Then change your preferred graphics processor to the “NVIDIA” option, and click “Apply.”

NVIDIA Control Panel Chrome - Phoenix LiDAR Systems

You’re all set!

Your updated settings will assign your NVIDIA graphics card to process the 3D data that Phoenix LiDAR systems produce.

Caution: When changing computer settings, be sure that you are properly authorized and that you seek advice whenever necessary, as you make changes at your own risk.

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