Pix4Dfields release notes

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Current version 1.9.0

Version Release date Release type
1.9.0 February 3rd 2021 New, bug fix, known issues

 

New

  • Improvement of user interface inside projects, especially for annotation management
  • Statistics for DSM and index layers and for their area annotations (mean and standard deviation)
  • Display of DSM and index layer value for point annotations
  • Export of layer and annotation statistics as well as point annotation values as CSV and part of the PDF report
  • Ability to import multi-polygon shapes as annotations and split into individual polygons
  • Import GPS tagged images as geolocated annotations on a layer
  • Option to display images attached to annotations directly on the map
  • Export of annotations in KML format
  • RTK support for DJI Phantom 4 RTK and other selected drone-camera combinations
  • Support for 10-band MicaSense RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System, including support for custom index creation in the index calculator using any combination of bands
  • Support for Delair UX11, DJI Zenmuse X7
  • Rig alignment for all bands of the MicaSense Altum including thermal

 Bug fixes

  • Importing a single-band floating-point GeoTIFF (i.e. DSM or index) prompts the user to select the layer type to ensure correct color modes and units are displayed
  • Improved PDF report layout to avoid unnecessary wasted space
  • Improved detection of MicaSense reflectance targets

 Known issues

  • Exported layers to MyJohnDeere will not display visualization adjustments
  • Importing a large project into Pix4Dfields does not show a progress bar and loads in the background without locking the UI. Please wait as your project is still loading
  • Importing annotations with attachments in geoJSON format will trigger a warning that your project is missing data. We currently do not support this functionality. Instead, attach your file to the annotation once imported.

 

Versions 1.8

Version Release date Release type
1.8.1 August 26, 2020 Bug fix
1.8.0 August 6, 2020 New features, Bug fix

 

Version 1.8.1

Fix/Improvement

  • Radiometric correction for some datasets was rejected due to a negative relative angle of the sunshine sensor.

 

Known issues

  • Exported layers to MyJohnDeere will not display visualization adjustments

 

Version 1.8.0

New

  • Advanced layer visualization for index and surface model layers:
    • Set the range of values displayed.
    • visualize out of range values as either transparent or solid colors.
    • toggle on/off histogram equalization [index layers only].
    • view in app or export your defined visualization.
  • Improved radiometry, including full support for MicaSense DLS2.
  • Additional languages: Chinese and Portuguese.
  • Color selection for annotations (point, line, area).

Improvements

  • Improved processing of DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral data.
  • Improved processing of Quantix RGN data.
  • Data Sync stability when changing root folder.
  • PDF report export stability.

Known issues

  • Exported layers to MyJohnDeere will not display visualization adjustments.

Versions 1.7

Version Release date Release type
1.7.1 May 28, 2020 Bug fix
1.7.0 March 10, 2020 New features, bug fix

 

Version 1.7.1

Fix

  • Essential update to allow continued functionality of the default basemap.

 

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.
  • Surface model layers created prior to 1.6 will not display the DSM colormode. The scale bar will not include units of measurement.

 

Version 1.7.0

New

  • Share outputs from Pix4Dfields directly to your John Deere Operations Center.
  • Ability to switch language between English, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
  • Import images by selecting a folder.
  • Custom index formulas can now be saved, reused and synchronized to other devices with Data Sync
  • Select and display custom basemaps via URL.
  • Support for Sentera Single sensor (Make sure that the version of the firmware is updated to version 2.3.2)

 

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.
  • Surface model layers created prior to 1.6 will not display the DSM color mode.  The scale bar will not include units of measurement.

Versions 1.6

Version Release date Release type
1.6.1 January 23, 2020 Improvements, known issues
1.6.0 November 26, 2019 New features,improvements, known issues

 

Version 1.6.1

Improvements

  • Regular updates include stability and minor bug fixes.
  • Fix to allow Mac users to import a project and open correctly.
  • Resolves an issue where RGB orthomosaics generated an unexpectedly large file size.
  • Improved comparison mode responsivenes.
  • Support for Sony ILCE-6000, iPhone XR/XS.
  • Additional support for DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral.

 

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.

 

Version 1.6.0

New

  • High detail orthomosaic generation and control over file size and resolution as part of Advanced Processing settings.
  • New measurement tools to create area and line measurements as part of Annotations feature.
  • Base layer switcher between satellite, roadmap and no map.
  • Snapshot tool on Exports to take a screenshot of the existing field of view.
  • Support for DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral (Make sure that the version of the firmware is updated to v01.16.0007) and DJI Mavic 2 Dual Enterprise (RGB sensor).

Improvements

  • Regular updates include stability and minor bug fixes. .

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.

Versions 1.5

Version Release date Release type
1.5.1 October 1, 2019 New, bug fix
1.5.0 August 15, 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. 

 

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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