2D/3D view

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The inspection process can be a combination of 2D, 3D and image viewers. As soon as the images have been fully uploaded, the inspection project reaches the status Images available and the user can start inspecting the images. The photogrammetric results will be available in the 2D/3D view only after the corresponding processing steps have been performed and the outputs optimized for their web-visualization.

Layers

On the left side navigation bar, click layers.png to expand the Layers tab.

The available layers are the following.

  • annotation.png Annotations: it contains all the created annotations that can be
    • Markers
    • Distances
    • Areas
  • camera.png Camera Layer: it contains the input files of the inspection. This layer is available when the inspection project has at least reached the status Images available.
  • orthomosaic.png Orthomosaic: it shows the 2D orthomosaic generated during the photogrammetric processing. This layer is available when the inspection project has at least reached the status Point cloud available.
  • dsm.png DSM: it shows the 2D DSM generated during the photogrammetric processing. This layer is available when the inspection project has at least reached the status Point cloud available.
  • point_cloud.pngPoint cloud: it shows the 3D point cloud generated during the photogrammetric processing. This layer is available when the inspection project has at least reached the status Point cloud available.
  • cell_tower.png Antenna Layer: it contains the antennas recognized by Artificial Intelligence. This layer is available when the inspection project has reached the final status Completed.

Filter by name or tag

When looking for a layer or an item of a layer in the Layers tab, the filter is a useful tool to narrow the search.

At the top of the Layers tab,

  • To filter by name: type in the name of the layer or of its item.
  • To filter by tag: type the tag that has been previously assigned to this one to speed up the search process.

2D/3D view

 
Note: The 3D view is available after the point cloud has been generated. Before that, the 2D view is the only view that can be displayed.

The user can switch between the 2D and 3D view clicking 2D or 3D under the Basemap box.

  • The 2D view shows the cameras and annotations in 2D and the 2D outputs (Orthomosaic and DSM).
  • The 3D view shows the cameras and annotations in 3D and the 3D Point Cloud.

The Basemap box allows switching between the Streets and Satellite Maps of Mapbox.

2D/3D tools

  • select.pngSelect and Modify: it allows to pan the map/model, select and modify an element in the views, visualize its details in the Details panel.
  • distance.png Measure a distance or elevation: it allows to draw a (poly)line annotation and extract measurements. An elevation profile can be generated from a distance measurement. More information in: How to generate an elevation profile.
  • area.png Measure an area: it allows to draw a polygon annotation and extract measurements from it.
  • marker.pngAdd a marker: it allows to add a point-like marker annotation and extract measurements from it.
 
Important: Annotations created in the 2D view affect the 3D view and vice versa. It means annotations are automatically synchronized from one view to the other.

Visualization settings

  • settings.png Viewer settings
    • In the 2D: it allows to enable or disable the labels (measurements) on the annotations.
    • In the 3D: it allows to change the color in the 3D background, to enable or disable the labels (measurements) on the annotations and to define the number of millions of points to be displayed in the model.
  • camera.png Take a screenshot: the command takes a screenshot from the active view at the current zoom level and without the user interface.
    • In the 2D: the screenshot contains the selected 2D layers with the selected basemap, the active annotations with their labels, if displayed.
    • In the 3D: the screenshot contains the selected 3D layers with the selected background color, the active annotations with their labels, if displayed.
  • focus_on_gps_position.png Show my current position: (only available in 2D) It shows the user's current position. A pop-up message from the user internet browser might ask to allow Pix4Dinspect to track the user location.
  • focus_on_selection.png Center Map: It allows to center the map/model onto the centered/default point of view.
  • zoom_in.png Zoom In: it allows to zoom into the map/model.
  • zoom_out.png Zoom Out: it allows to zoom out of the map/model.

Layers details

The user can specify details and settings for the different layers and their items.

 
Note: The name and the tags associated with the layers can be used to filter the Layers tab when searching for a specific layer or item.

Annotations

When clicking the Annotations layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Opacity: adjust the opacity level from 0 to 100.
    • Number of annotations: it shows the number of annotations belonging to the layer.

Annotations can be exported and imported. More information in: How to export/import annotations.

Line

When clicking on a Line item in the Annotations layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Color: displayed color of the line.
  • Measurements
    • 2D length: length of the line projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D length: length of the 3D line.
    • Min. elevation: lowest elevation of the points forming the (poly)line.
    • Max. elevation: highest elevation of the points forming the (poly)line.
    • Elevation difference: difference between the highest and the lowest elevations.
    • Min. slope: minimum gradient value of the polyline.
    • Max. slope: maximum gradient value of the polyline.
    • Slope as percentage: display the above slope as percentage or in degrees.
  • Generate elevation profile: produce an elevation profile from the line. More information in: How to generate an elevation profile.

Polygon

When clicking on a Polygon item in the Annotations layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Color: displayed color of the polygon.
  • Measurements
    • 2D area: area of the polygon projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D area: area of the 3D polygon.
    • 2D perimeter: perimeter of the polygon projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D perimeter: perimeter of the 3D polygon.
    • Min. elevation: lowest elevation of the vertices forming the polygon.
    • Max. elevation: highest elevation of the vertices forming the polygon.
    • Elevation difference: difference between the highest and the lowest elevations.

Marker

When clicking on a Marker item in the Annotations layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Color: displayed color of the marker.
  • Measurements
    • Coordinates (WGS84): latitude and longitude values in WGS84.
    • X: X coordinate in the projected coordinate system of the project.
    • Y: Y coordinate in the projected coordinate system of the project.
    • Z: Z coordinate in the projected coordinate system of the project.
    • Elevation: altitude of the point in the coordinate system of the project and in the measurement unit specified in the user's Account settings.

More information on annotations coordinate system in: Georeferencing of inspection projects, outputs and annotations.

Camera Layer

There are no details and settings to customize for the Camera Layer.

Camera

By clicking on an item in the Camera Layer, the Image viewer opens and displays the selected camera enlarged. At this point, image annotations can be added. More information in: Image annotations.

DSM

When clicking the DSM layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Opacity: adjust the opacity level from 0 to 100.
    • Elevation: define the elevation interval of the points to be displayed in the layer.

Orthomosaic

When clicking the Orthomosaic layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Opacity: adjust the opacity level from 0 to 100.

Point Cloud

When clicking the Point Cloud layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Elevation: enable this option to color the Point Cloud points with a color scale reflecting the elevation gradient.
    • Point size mode: options are adaptive and fixed. More information in: How to optimally visualize the Point Cloud in 3D.
    • Point size: magnify the size of the points from a factor or 0.05 to 10.

Antenna Layer

There are no details and settings to customize for the Antenna Layer.

Antenna

By clicking on an item in the Antenna Layer, the Antenna tool opens.

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