From your Dashboard, you can upload new videos, as well as view, manage, and export your existing videos.
First, make sure you are uploading from a location with a stable internet connection since the videos from your drones will often be several gigabytes in size.
Then, from your Dashboard click Upload, which opens the uploader in a new tab.
- Name your map.
Enter a name that describes the focus of your map like the city or town you are covering. If you have uploaded other files in the same area you can use the dropdown below to find that collection to add to.
- Select your files.
Drag and drop the video and metadata files you want to upload into the space provided. You can also click browse to select and add files.
- Change visual resolution.
If you would like to change the visual resolution of your uploads, you can find the option by clicking Advanced options. We highly recommend leaving this option set to Standard. Selecting High will take about 10 times longer to process and selecting Low will result in reduced visual quality, but will yield results much faster.
Your videos are added to maps once they are uploaded. You can view the status of each map from the dashboard.
- View your map
Click the Open map button on any map to view all successfully georegistered maps created using videos uploaded to that map.
- Location accuracy
The location accuracy of any map will be either High, Low or None. It represents the highest level of accuracy of any scenes created from videos within that map. In most cases, High should be the target accuracy in areas where a Lidar basemap is available. When a Lidar basemap is not available you should expect to see Low accuracy.
- 3D map
3D map represents what percentage of your video uploaded to that map was used to generate and successfully register scenes to the global map.
The status of the map represents the status of all videos uploaded to the map. Until the status reads green and Finished your map may appear incomplete.
- Rename map
You can rename any map by clicking the menu on the map.
- View Videos by upload
Alternatively you can view the results of your uploads by clicking on the drop down in the top left and selecting Your Videos.
Processing detailsIndividual videos can be selected to reveal more details about the uploaded file.
- Open scenes
You can view just the results of a particular video on the map by clicking the Open scenes button. If this button is unavailable, that means no part of the video was able to be used to generate a scene that could be successfully georegistered. Non-registered scenes may be available for individual viewing. Click View scenes for more information.
- View Scenes
To view detailed results about how your video was processed click View scenes. Your video is broken down into frames and grouped together based on the location the camera is directed at. These groups of frames are called scenes. Here is where you can view exactly which scenes registered to which accuracy level as well as scenes that failed to register and scenes that failed to generate a 3D map.
Add location estimate
For videos that do not contain any flightpath metadata, you will see a yellow alert in the video list. In the video detail panel, you will find a Set video location button. This button will allow you to set a location for Hivemapper to georegister your map manually.
Navigate the 2D map to the approximate capture location of your video. Hivemapper will search a 1.5-mile radius around your specified location, so absolute accuracy is not required. Click the Set Location button to attempt to georegister the video.