THE COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT LIDAR ACQUISITION SOFTWARE ON IPAD PRO M1 2021
Keywords: iPad Pro M1 2021, point cloud, cave, M3C2
Abstract. The application of Apple LiDAR is now being researched in a variety of fields. Several research projects have been conducted to provide an answer, including those focused on heritage documentation, forest inventory, and geoscience applications. In cave, it is common practice to photograph with a digital camera equipped with photogrammetric techniques and a terrestrial laser scanner. The focus of this study is on how the iPad Pro M1 2021 can generate a point cloud that describes the graffiti on the cave walls. This investigation was carried out in Barong Cave, West Java, Indonesia. Scanning with iPad Pro M1 2021 was completed using three applications: 3D Scanner App, EveryPoint, and SiteScape. Point cloud of each application is analyzed using M3C2 plugin in CloudCompare. Based on this research, SiteScape is the best application to use. It can be concluded that the LiDAR iPad is suitable for use in caves and can capture detailed information about cave walls.