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Hivemapper is a mapping service that helps you build 3D maps that see and reveal changes in the physical world. By uploading video you can build small (building) or large (entire cities) maps that help you understand what is changing. This step-by-step guide will cover the basics of getting started.
In order to use this guide you will need the following:
You can use our public maps on hivemapper.com/3D without creating an account. To build maps or use private maps you'll need to create a Hivemapper account.
In order to build fresh maps you need to collect some video. There are multiple ways to collect video:
When uploading the video files make sure you are uploading from a location with a stable Internet connection.
Monitor your video's progress on the Video Manager page. Depending on how many videos you uploaded this can take 30 mins or up to a few hours.
Once Hivemapper transforms your video into a 3D map you can view your map.
Most videos will be automatically broken up into multiple segments. Some of these segments will successfully transform into a map (green), while others will fail (red). Segments in blue are still being processed.
Not all videos are mapped accurately enough to register to the global map, yet these videos will still be available as single standalone maps.
Learn all about using our map to search, get coordinates, measure, and more.
Change Detection automatically detects all changes in 3-dimensions. Change Detection requires a before and after.
If you collected video in an area where we have LiDAR coverage you will see this map. If not, you will need to do another collection in same area to build Change Detection maps.
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