1.LineVision PLS-CADD - Overview
Vendor-independent GPS video extension for PLS-CADD
Remote GeoSystems, Inc.
3307 S College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525 USA
1.1.About LineVision PLS-CADD
LineVision PLS-CADD is the only “vendor-independent” GPS video extension for PLS-CADD and the only one that is designed to support both aerial helicopter, UAV and ground-based visual inspections.
LineVision PLS-CADD will allow you to click on a structure or specific point along your ROW asset corridor in PLS-CADD, and then easily review color (EO), Infrared (IR), corona (UV) video and oblique photos geographically associated with that point.
• Unique Quick Scan feature lets users easily preview video clips for any point along the line segment in the PLS-CADD project by hovering over a point and clicking the “L” hot key
• Map Viewer interface provides users an intuitive reference for where the videos and photos were taken and where they are being viewed during post mission analysis
• Dual Video Viewer for analysis of multiple video streams such as multi-sensor gimbal cameras with color and IR/corona or multiple camera angles such as Nadir and oblique
• Support for multiple video formats including MPEG4, MPEG2, .MOV and .AVI
• Image Snap lets users snap and save a geotagged digital still image from the motion video
• Photo Finder lets user easily search and review high resolution oblique still images by simply right-clicking on a location in the Map Viewer – photos are then returned based on a user-defined radius of the click point.
• Included Photo Geotagger software allows users to automatically reassign Lat/Lon data to a .jpeg images to a structure’s location vs. where it was actually taken. Users may also assign Lat/Lon data to previously un-geotagged photos
• Customizable interface lets users save their preferred layout to maximize workspace productivity
Geospatial Video File Support:
|File Format||.MP2, .MP4 (H.246), .AVI (MJPEG), .MOV|
|GPS Companion File Format||GPX, XML, CSV, & KML|
|Embedded GPS Metadata||Remote GeoSystems “Whisper” (Persistent GPS Encoding)|
Geospatial Photo Support:
|.JPEG||GPS metadata in EXIF header|
2.Installation & Registration
2.1.Hardware and Software Requirements
Before you install LineVision PLS-CADD, make sure your system meets these hardware and software requirements:
Processor: Dual-Core Processor 2.0 GHz or faster
RAM: 2 GB RAM or higher
Hard Drive: 1 GB Free Hard Drive Space*
Video Card: 256 MB Graphics card such as NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better**
* LineVision only takes a few MB to install although video files can be very large (approximately 1 GB+) so having numerous GB of hard drive space free is recommended.
** Since PLS-CADD, Video and Maps will all be running at the same time, a “high-end” graphics card is highly recommended.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (will be installed with the LineVision software if it is not already installed)
Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
* An internet connection is required for prerequisite software to be installed and it is required for the LineVision Map Viewer to function correctly.
If you meet these requirements, proceed to install the software.
2.2.Downloading the Software
You will need to download the software clicking the appropriate link below:
NOTE: Some web browsers may not recognize LineVision PLS-CADD and often flag it as “dangerous.” This is NOT the case. Select “Accept” from the menu.
Attention Windows 8 Users: When installing the software Windows 8 may pop up a display window saying the installation is blocked. Simply click more info and then click the Run Anyway button to allow the software to be installed.
2.3.Installing LineVision PLS-CADD
1. Double-Click the setup.exe file in the extracted (unzipped) LineVision_2.0 folder
2. Select the Next button once the LineVision PLS-CADD installation wizard launches.
3. Select the Next button. We recommend you keep the default Installation Folder. You also have the option of allowing just yourself or anyone using the PC to access LineVision PLS-CADD. Select the Next button.
4. Read the License Agreement and click the I Agree radio button. By clicking on the I Agree button you have accepted the terms of the License Agreement. Click the Next button.
5. Select the Next button to confirm the installation.
6. The software will begin installing on your PC.
7. Software installation of LineVision PLS-CADD is now complete. Click Close to exit the installation wizard.
2.4.Register LineVision PLS-CADD
IMPORTANT! Your LineVision PLS-CADD software license key is unique to a specific PC and cannot be transferred. Do not enter the license key on a computer if you do not intend to use that computer with LineVision PLS-CADD in the long term. If you need to transfer a license to a new PC please contact Remote GeoSystems.
IMPORTANT! You will need to be connected to the Internet in order to complete your one-time registration.
1. When LineVision PLS-CADD launches, you will be prompted to enter your software license key, copy and paste the license key in the Registration window. Click the Continue button.
2. In a few seconds you should receive confirmation that your software has been successfully registered.
2.5.Launching LineVision PLS-CADD
To launch LineVision PLS-CADD first launch PLS-CADD. Next select Drafting > Attachments > LiDAR Video Setup > Remote GeoSystems LineVision…
LineVision PLS-CADD will not automatically appear. To view and work in LineVision simply “middle” click your mouse on a point in PLS-CADD and select Show LIDAR Video or press the L hot key
Once you launch the LineVision PLS-CADD software, the application appears with the Map Viewer on top and Video Viewer on bottom in the factory default layout. Like most traditional Windows programs there is also a “Menu Bar” across the top.
Let’s first cover the different components of the LineVision PLS-CADD application interface.
This Panel will show the Video Viewer with a geotagged video stream. User may select which one is displayed by clicking on the labeled tab. NOTE: When you load another geo-synchronized video, you will see additional Video Viewer Panels. This will be displayed by default below the Map Viewer Panel (You can always change the Panel layout. Simply drag and drop the panel into the desired location).
Map Viewer Panel:
This panel displays a variety “point” and “path” data from geospatial video to photos and SHP files, using Bing’s popular mapping technologies to provide base maps. For help with Bing maps and navigation please visit http://help.bing.microsoft.com/#apex/18/en-us/n2999/1 for more information and tutorials
NOTE: All panels are movable and can be “floating,” “docked” and resized. Simply left mouse-click the top of the panel and drag it to where you want it on the screen to float the panel. Alternatively you may “pin” the panel to one of the arrows that appears when you begin dragging the panel. You can also resize the panel by clicking on one of the edges or corners and move your mouse accordingly.
5.Viewing and Interacting with Videos and Photos
Select the Open Single Video item in the File menu. LineVision PLS-CADD can play up to 4 simultaneously collected geospatial video files. See Open Video and Open Multiple Videos menu descriptions in the File Menu section above for more detail.
Go to File > Open Video
Select the video file you want to load.
NOTE: A GPS companion file must accompany the video file in order for it to load properly into LineVision PLS-CADD.
The video will load and begin playing. A red track will appear on PLS-CADD in the Map Panel showing the “path” of your recorded video. A yellow marker will be moving along the video path as the video plays indicating the location where it was recorded at that moment.
Interacting with Video
LineVision PLS-CADD enables users to geospatially review post-mission video recordings by simply clicking any of the red points along the aerial or terrestrial GPS track positioned in PLS-CADD. The video then automatically advances or reverses to that point in the video so that analysts and subject matter experts can visually interpret what was recorded at that specific place and time.
Snap a Photo from Video
If something of interest is detected in the video, users may pause and “snap” a still image from the video, which is then geo-tagged and can be saved for future analysis. First, pause the video by clicking the Play/Pause button, then press the Photo Snap button indicated by the Camera Icon in the lower right-hand side corner of the Video Viewer panel. The Image Viewer will then appear with a geo-tagged still photo from the video.
Inspect a Snapped Photo: To inspect a photo select the Image Viewer and zoom into the photo using either the scroll wheel on your mouse or selecting the Magnifying Glass Icon.
Save a Snapped Photo: To save the photo click the Save Icon to the left of the magnifying glass icon and choose the location where you would like to save the file.
To find geo-tagged photos that are in a specified radius (see Set Photo Search Radius) of a marker simply right click on the marker and select Find Photos. If you have geo-tagged photos that are in the photo directory (see Set Photo Search Directory) they will appear in a new window (Figure 36). Clicking on a photo in the LineVision Photo Search Results Window will open the image in the Image Viewer Window.
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