此文章为computer graphic and visualization 课程作业之一：independent study学习内容：pcl（point cloud library）资料来源http://pointclouds.org/
The Point Cloud Library (PCL) is a standalone, large scale,open project for 3D point cloud processing.
The PCL framework contains numerous state-of-the art algorithms including filtering, feature estimation, surface reconstruction, registration, model fitting and segmentation, as well as higher level tools for performing mapping and object recognition. Think of it as the Boost of 3D point cloud processing.
PCL is released under the terms of the BSD license. It is free for commercial and research use. We are financially supported by Willow Garage, NVidia, Google, Toyota, Trimble, Urban Robotics, Honda Research Institute, and Sandia Intelligent Systems and Robotics.
In 2011, PCL was awarded the Grand Prize (highest distinction) at the Open Source Software (OSS) World Challenge in Seoul, South Korea.
pcl框架有多种算法包括 过滤、特征估计、表面重建、注册、模型匹配和分割，以及实现mapping 和 对象识别的高等级工具。 是对三维点云数据处理的加速。