The goal of the SYNS project is to provide high-quality range and image data for use in academia and industry. Access to the dataset is free - here you don’t pay for your SYNS. We do ask that you register with us.
April 2016: We are currently preparing the full dataset. We have included three samples in a ‘first phase’. Register on the site and we’ll email you when the full set is available.
Outdoor sampling locations were determined from detailed map overlays of the scene categories of the UKLand dataset. Our sampling area includes 19 distinct category types from this dataset; see 'Built' and 'Natural' categories in the map below.
Within each category we selected locations to scan randomly and uniformly over geographic space. The dataset includes at least three unique locations for each category, as well as a repeat measurement for one of those locations, measured under different weather conditions or during a different season.
Our indoor sampling locations were chosen opportunistically, and consist of rooms in buildings on the University of Southampton campus, as well as residences nearby. We have also included measurements taken in residential gardens.
The SYNS dataset is an EPSRC (UK) funded collaboration between Drs. Wendy Adams, Erich Graf and Julian Leyland at the University of Southampton (UK) and Professor James Elder at York University (Canada).