Are Point Clouds Missing the Point?

Posted by Christi Kroll

I have seen some beautiful 3D data in my day. Reality capture technology like drones, self-driving cars, and laser scanners have matured and proliferated incredibly in the past decade. My new iPhone can even spit out an accurate 3D model of anything I point it at - live!

However, reality capture's most popular formats -- meshes and point clouds -- are completely missing the point.

Happy Holidays from Geopipe

Posted by Christi Kroll

Season’s Greetings!

Wishing you and your loved ones health, safety, and happiness this holiday season!

Falling snowflakes and chilled temperatures frost our windows and our fingers at our bases in New York City, Central New York, and Vermont. At Geopipe, we want to take this time to reflect on a few of the things that we are thankful for.


We are thankful for the diverse group of collaborative thinkers and problem-solvers that have risen and continue to rise to the particular challenges of this tumultuous year. We have celebrated cross-country moves, new offices, new homes, and new team members. We have moved to successful remote workflows. We’ve doubled our full-time staff this year, and added part-timers, interns, and associates. And as our projects expand in scale and scope, we continue to welcome new team members to join us in our mission of bringing the authoritative version of the real world to virtual space, built by AI. If you're a passionate Deep Learning expert, a pro at hacking big projects with C++, or consider yourself a map geek, let us know!

User Stories: BENBENBEN

Posted by Christi Kroll

Discovering key locations at Rice University

Discovering key locations at Rice University.

60.5 billion US dollars. That’s the 2020 value (so far) of the gaming industry in the United States alone. When you think about game development, context is key to setting the stage for the experience. At Geopipe, we merge the best concepts of geospatial and game design with a proprietary machine learning approach to create the authoritative whole-earth digital twin: data-rich, immersive 3D worlds for gaming, simulation, and architecture.

This latest in our user stories series amplifies how Geopipe saves game developers time and money, optimizing existing 3D workflows to be smarter and more impactful. Recently, we had a conversation with Ben Lyaunzon and Ben Yoshiwara, co-founders of the Los Angeles based creative tech studio, BENBENBEN.

Geopipe Wins $1M GENIUS NY Top Honor

Posted by Christopher Mitchell, Ph.D.

Geopipe is proud to announce that we have been awarded the $1M top prize in the GeniusNY 2020 Accelerator Competition. This milestone empowers us to advance even faster in our mission to create the authoritative whole-Earth digital twin, built by AI. We’re grateful to the Genius coaches and mentors, the judges, and our fellow competitors for a fantastic experience.

Geopipe wins GENIUS NY 2020

Back To School with Geopipe

Posted by Christi Kroll

Geopipe's digital twin of Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury, Vermont: real and Geopipe digital twin.

At Geopipe, we don’t believe in standing still.

Our mission to create the authoritative whole-Earth digital twin is more relevant than ever. The COVID crisis gripping the world will have lasting impacts on travel and tourism. Where travel is limited, Geopipe digitally transports users to real places anywhere on earth.