Pix4Dfields release notes

Current version 1.5.1

Version Release date Release type
1.5.1 October 1, 2019 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.5.1

Improvements

  • Support radiometric correction for multi-channel images, produced by modified RGB cameras.

Bug fixes

  • After syncing, a layer modified in two devices loads correctly. 
  • Canceling and restarting a group synchronization does not cause errors.
  • When projects are synchronized, the order of the layers is preserved.
  • After syncing, a border modified in two devices is duplicated.
  • An annotation that was deleted on one device and modified in another device synchronizes correctly. 
  • Second import of images after the display of an index layer does not retain the histogram on the screen.
  • When the message "Some reflectance targets were not found" is displayed on the application, a radiometric correction performs without the reflectance target information.
  • Notification of a new Pix4Dfields version shows up on the application. 

Versions 1.5

Version Release date Release type
1.5.0 August 15, 2019 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.5.0

What is new

  • Radiometry.
  • Data sync.
  • Location indicator when clicking on the map.

Improvements

  • Processing can be canceled during bundle adjustment and stitching phases.
  • Better geometric calibration for low altitude flights.
  • The PDF report now includes annotations.
  • Capture locations are displayed after images have been imported.
  • Shapefile format can be imported to John Deere Operations Center.
  • Field boundaries can be imported as .kml files.
  • Non-float single band GeoTIFF can be imported.
  • Significant speed-up of the zonation computation including a progress bar during the zonation computation and cancellation option.
  • Project log files can be exported from the dashboard without opening the project. 

Bug fixes

  • Editing a border does not duplicate the border.
  • Initial project location opens according to the last project location.
  • Improve initial map center for empty projects.
  • Custom indices are now correctly displayed in the PDF report.
  • Fixed scrolling issue with mac touch-pads on the dashboard.
  • Show an error message attempting to take an annotation photo without any camera support.
  • Fixed misalignment of image thumbnails.   

Versions 1.4

Version Release date Release type
1.4.0 March 20, 2019 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.4.0

What is new

  • Dashboard: new look and feel, this includes a sidebar to access: Help, Settings, Project Options.
  • Dashboard: you can group your project by: company, farm, client; in addition assign crop types and varieties.
  • Dashboard: a project can be assigned a description which is visible on the dashboard project tile.
  • Dashboard: a project tile will show the field size (based on the field boundary).
  • PDF reports can now be created from a project which includes layers of the map.

Improvements

  • Algorithmic correction for rig relatives.
  • Dataset feedback prior to processing, notification if the camera is not supported.
  • Support for new camera models, included improved support for DJI cameras.
  • Image attachments for annotations.
  • Improved editing of field boundaries: drag/remove points when editing.
  • Processing the images now uses less memory by using tiling.
  • Increased performance: shape and display of zonation maps.
  • Switch between imperial and metric units of measurement.
  • Project file storage has been regrouped, as part of this a logfile export is now possible in project.
  • Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) is the coordinate system used for the orthomosaics (instead of Transverse Mercator) for better interoperability with other software.

Bug fixes

  • Incorrect calculation of the zonation area.

Known issues

  • PDF report does not include annotations currently

  

Versions 1.3

Version Release date Release type
1.3.0 August 22, 2018 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.3.0

What is new

  • Dashboard view showing recent projects.
  • Custom index calculator.
  • Dark theme, still includes original light theme.
  • Built in index: MCARI.

Improvements

  • 2x speed up on high resolution JPEG datasets.
  • Robustness to inaccurate GPS tags.
  • Removed moire patterns on datasets with many thin lines (e.g. crop lines).
  • Add support for new cameras.
  • Better false-RGB from datasets missing the blue band.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed crash on certain datasets with orphaned images.

Known issues

  • On initial run of software after upgrade icons may appear incorrectly.

Versions 1.2

Version Release date Release type
1.2.0 July 23, 2018 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.2.0

What is new

  • Histogram of data distribution for indices / Digital Surface Model (DSM).
  • Export histogram and legend when exported indices / DSM.
  • DSM-specific color mode with isoluminant colors and hill-shading.
  • Scale shown on map in the main view.

Improvements

  • Reduced noise in orthomosaic with high resolution and/or large projects.
  • Better adapt DSM structure for mixed-complexity projects.
  • Hill-shading on DSM improved for slower GPUs.
  • Show progress bars for more operations:
    - Project load
    - Export
    - Index generation
    - Make prescriptions unit-agnostic

Bug fixes

  • Fix ranges of legend for indexes / DSM.
  • Do not try to import non-annotation GeoJSON file as an annotation.

Known issues

  • On windows, on the very first run after upgrade some icons may be wrong.

Versions 1.1

Version Release date Release type
1.1.0 July 04, 2018 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.1.0

What is new

  • Digital Surface Model (DSM) generation and color scheme.
  • Scale shown for indices and DSM.
  • Automatic filtering of layers for trimming.
  • Adapt processing and UI performance to available RAM.

Improvements

  • Improved orthomosaic in non-flat scenes.
  • Improved color blending.
  • Faster project loading.
  • Updated icons and logos.

Bug fixes

  • Fix bug for Sequoia RGB image processing.
  • Fix bug for MicaSense RedEdge camera processing following firmware update.
  • Various bug fixes.

Known issues

  • Export images not compatible with MicaSense Atlas.

Versions 1.0

Version Release date Release type
1.0.0 June 07, 2018 Initial release

 

Version 1.0.0

Pix4Dfields is a new standalone software built for agriculture with the input from farmers, agronomists and breeders.

  • Fast and accurate maps while in field.
  • Orthomosaic generation from drone images.
  • Pre-determined list of index maps.
  • Zonation and prescription maps.
  • Comparison and annotation tools.
  • Import and Export functionality.
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