The map is where you can view and explore the results of your processed videos alongside any other data available on the public map.
- Menu - Log in, view your Dashboard, and access resources.
- Living Map - Control how you view your map with Map Settings, Timeline, and Object Filters.
- Change Detection - See what changed by comparing a location at two different times.
- Overlays - Add and view custom overlays on your map.
- Tools - Perform in depth analysis of your map with a variety of tools.
- Search - Navigate the map by searching for a location.
Navigating the map
To get to your map from your dashboard you can click the Open Map button either on the overall map details section, the video details section or the scene section. From any of these maps that pop up, you can always access the full global map by clicking the button at the top center of the map.
Once you are in the map, you’ll want to use either the control key (Windows) or command (Apple) to manipulate the map and adjust it to see it in 3D. You can then zoom in and out on the map by using your mouse.
If you want to move from place to place around the world, using our 2D map is going to be the fastest way to navigate. Simply click the 2D icon in the bottom right corner of the map to access the 2D map. From the 2D map you can also easily see what areas have 3D data from our collectors around the world. Anything with purple shading has some degree of 3D data.
Use the Map Button to open Map Settings.
- Default - A photorealistic rendering of your map.
- Point Cloud - Offers a more precise look at the raw 3D data and is excellent for more in-depth GIS analysis.
- Color - The default realistic rendering of your world.
- Infrared - Hivemapper is capable of generating 3D maps from Infrared video, which can reveal temperature-related information about a location. The global map does not automatically display maps made from Infrared videos.
- High - For maps that attain a high level of georegistration accuracy due to the presence of a lidar basemap. These maps segments are dark green on the Dashboard — the default map setting.
- Medium-Low - For maps that only attain a medium-low level of accuracy due to the lack of a lidar basemap for that location. These maps segments are green on the Dashboard.
- Terrain - Terrain data helps provide visual context. Hivemapper, by default, displays terrain data alongside your map to instantly identify if your map is in a valley, on a hillside, or near other geographical points of interest.
- Lidar - Whenever Hivemapper generates a map it automatically checks for, and imports, any existing lidar data from the mapped location. Lidar data can be viewed on the map to help provide a situational context and offer a snapshot of that location at the time of the lidar collection.
- Labels - Activate to display street names and other embedded tags.
Search videos from the map
Hivemapper lets you instantly access all videos that have recorded at that any given location by clicking that point on the map.
To access all videos that photographed a specific location:
- Click on any point on the map. Videos from that location will appear in playback windows on the right side of the screen
- A yellow dot will appear on the map and all videos. You can use this yellow dot to match the exact location on the map with frames in the video.
- Each video also has a playback bar at the bottom of the playback window. The sections of the video with your selected location will be in green.
- You can move the video playback window and access additional video playback controls, such as playback speed.
- Click on the 3D map again to unselect the location on the map and close the video search tool.