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This article explains the 2D view layout in PIX4Dmapper.

 
Access: On the Menu bar, click View > Map View. The 2D View is displayed on the Main window.

Background map

A drop-down list at the 2D View indicates the selected background map type.

2D_view_Satellite_PIX4Dmapper.jpg

Visualization of the Satellite background map in PIX4Dmapper.

By default, when a project is loaded, the Satellite type is selected. To navigate the map:

  • Zoom in: Move the mouse scroll wheel forwards.
  • Zoom out: Use the mouse to scroll the wheel backward.
  • Pan: Left click and move the mouse.

Click on the background drop-down list to select a different type of map. The following background maps are available:

  • Satellite: The background map displays a satellite map. The Satellite background is loaded only if there is an Internet connection.
  • Maps: The background map displays the Mapbox map. The Maps background is loaded only if there is an Internet connection.

Displayed elements

The elements displayed in 2D View are Images, GCPs and Processing Area.

Images

The project's geolocated images with a known coordinate system are displayed as dots on the 2D View. The first image is displayed as a larger dot. The color of the dot indicates the phase of the processing:

  • Red: When a project is loaded before processing has started.
  • Gridded red: For the images that are disabled (not taken into account for processing).
  • Dark green: For images that have been calibrated after step 1.Initial Processing.
  • Blue: During step 2.Point Cloud and Mesh for the loaded images.
  • Luminous green: After step 2.Point Cloud and Mesh.

The image name is displayed at the bottom part of the 2D View when hovering over the image dots. When clicking on an image dot, a pop-up displays the corresponding image.

 
Important: If the project has no georeference or is georeferenced in an arbitrary coordinate system, the images are not displayed on the 2D View. The 2D View displays the whole Earth.

Images_2D_view_PIX4Dmapper.jpg

Visualization of the Satellite background map in PIX4Dmapper.

The Images layer has a sub-layer:

  • Flight plan: It displays the flight plan used to take the images as a green line starting from the larger dot (first image).

GCPs

The GCPs of the project (if any) are displayed as blue crosses on the map.

The GCP name is displayed at the bottom of the 2D View when hovering over the GCP cross. When clicking on a GCP cross, the GCP/MTP Manager window opens, and the corresponding GCP is selected.

 
Important: If the project has no georeference or is georeferenced in an arbitrary coordinate system, the GCPs are not displayed on the 2D View. The 2D View displays the whole Earth.

Visualization of GCPs on the 2D View in PIX4Dmapper.

Processing Area

The Processing Area, if defined, is displayed on the 2D View as a polygon with a red border.

 
Important: If the project has no georeference or is georeferenced in an arbitrary coordinate system, the Processing Area is not displayed on the 2D View. The 2D View displays the whole Earth.

Visualization of Processing Area in the 2D view on PIX4Dmapper.

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