The viewer enables users to view images in their original 3D locations with respect to point clouds and BIM. Pyramid cameras are displayed at the location of each 2D drone image. Sphere cameras are displayed at the location of each 360 image taken from the ground level.
Click on the eye icon that corresponds to the "Camera" section of the control panel to show/hide all cameras in the viewer. Hiding cameras will also hide all images from the viewer.
Adjusting Camera Size
Adjust the camera size in the viewer by dragging the "Size" slider in the control panel. Increasing its size is useful for visualizing the capture path; decreasing its size is useful for overlays. Changing the camera size does not change the size of the corresponding image.
Types of Images
All images uploaded into Reconstruct can be categorized under three main categories:
- Non-Positioned Images: These are images that were uploaded to Reconstruct without GPS information and were not used in the creation of any point clouds. These images are not displayed in the viewer at all. They are only accessible through the Data Manager.
- Registered Images: These are the images that have been used in the creation of a point cloud in the system. They are located with the most accuracy, as the system uses pixel information in each image to find its location relevant to other images in the point cloud. These images are projected from the white pyramid and sphere cameras in the viewer. When users click a camera of this type, the viewer dives into the image.
- Geo-located Images: These are GPS-enabled images that have been uploaded to Reconstruct and was not used in the creation of a point cloud, or the system failed to register them in a point cloud. They are located in the viewer based on their GPS data (LLA coordinates). In most cases, the data is not very accurate (e.g. in case of DJI drones or smartphones, there is a 2-5 meters margin of error). These images are projected from the blue pyramid cameras in the viewer. Once clicked, a popup displays the geo-located image. Show/hide these blue pyramid cameras by clicking the "Show Geolocated" box in the control panel.