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What's New Version 19

This page summarizes what's new in Orbit.
If you would like to see your needs in this list, we would love to hear, contact customer.succes@orbitgt.com.

Version 20.0

November 2019

  • Publisher and Cloud planned updated November 13th and November 22nd.
  • All desktop products will be released later this month.

3DM Cloud

New Features and Enhancements Viewer

  • Slice View
    New sidebar to create Vertical, Horizontal and Free Slices based on the 3D Point Cloud View.
  • Image Play Function
    Set speed of play function: Slow, Normal and Fast via Viewer Settings.
  • Measurement Downloads
    Additional download formats for saved measurements: WellknownText, GeoJason and already existing Kml are available
  • Fly Sidebar
    Redesign and update of the 3D View fly-through. 3D Fly-paths can be exchanged between Orbit desktop and Cloud.
  • Geocoding Search
    Clear and autocomplete Google geocoding search.
  • Publication Statistics
    View the usage statics of Named and Guest Users by hour, day, week and month.
  • User Management
    Redesign of User invite and management pages. Invite multiple users at once. Avoid sending invite confirmation mailing.
  • Handling large pages
    Improved performance and organisation of large pages. Maximum 50 records displayed by page.

Usabilities

  • Updated icons for Vector data Inspector and Image Metadata to avoid confusing.
  • Simplified grouping of actions to copy Html, Url and Toke of a Publication.
  • Various minor Viewer UI-fixes, like the vector data loading indicator, tooltips, help menu, access to Marketplace, …

Bug-fixes

  • Select and Focus to Annotation Objects.
  • Various minor Viewer bug-fixes

Version 19.10

October 2019

Highlights

Our October release is a full-scope update for 3DM Publisher and 3D Mapping Cloud.
Publisher, Cloud, Viewer, Viewer SDK and Plugins are all updated to version 19.10. This makes all improvements of previous releases of the 3D Mapping Viewer available for Publisher and Plugins!
Have a look at the Synchronize Views and the Play-though functions or set the color of the resource footprints to your preference for example by year, project or type.

Released products

  • 3D Mapping Viewer
  • 3D Mapping Viewer SDK and Plugins
  • 3D Mapping Cloud
  • 3DM Publisher

3D Mapping Viewer

New Features and Enhancements

  • Play Function, faster and better
    Performance update of the play function, using low resolution images and auto-stop at pan to load the high resolution image. Next to spherical images, the play functions can now be used on UAS and Street-level planar images as well.
  • Synchronize View, includes follow zoom
    Synchronize view combines follow focus for all view modes and follow zoom for corresponding view modes.
  • Guest Users, save login for quick access
    Guest user login to publication can be saved by the browser's login and password management functionality.
  • Guest Users and Named User, auto close open sessions
    Open guest user session are ended automatically after 15 minutes of inactivity. The guest user can continue and restart an auto-closed session at anytime as long if there are concurrent use slots available.
  • Open Image, best and next best image
    One and the same image can no longer be openend twice via the Add or Synchronize View functions. If the best image is already opened, then the next best image will be loaded.
  • Geocoding, display and improvement
    The result coordinate of a Google geocoding search request is displayed on the reference view. Also a small bug fix, the openend spherical image was exceptionally not the closest image.
  • Resource Footprints, set color
    The footprint color of mapping resources can be set to any color. The default remains blue, but the user can change via resource coverage legend panel.
  • Textured Mesh, enhanced support for Cesium format
    Interesting enhancements in the support of the varying structure of cesium's storage format for textured mesh.
  • Annotations, use custom symbol url
    Next to a preset symbol library, a custom url pointing a jpg or png image can be used to add a symbol.

Bug fixes

  • Resource footprint photo positions could be covered by the base map on reference View.

3D Mapping Viewer SDK and Plugins

The 3D Mapping Viewer SDK and Plugins uses the 3D Mapping Viewer.
All improvements of the 3D Mapping Viewer version 19.9 and 19.10 are applicable for Viewer SDK and Plugins.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Login as Guest User to 3DMC Publication
    Guest User can sign-in to a publication opened via a Token.
  • Login by Token to Publisher Publication
    Login by Token has been extended to use a full Url to a Publisher Publication.

Bug-fixes

  • Auto-login to a Publication created via the new Console was not working.
  • Saving entire measurement object of measurements created by construction point, and not only the measured construction points.

3D Mapping Cloud

New Features and Enhancements

  • Display coordinate reference system
    One or more coordinate reference systems can be added via Guest User and Named User preferences to display the coordinate measurement results.
  • Publication Logo, Specific for each publication
    A specific logo can be set for each Publication. Options for each publications are a) no logo, b) re-use the organisation logo or c) specific logo.

Bug-fixes

  • Sharing of Resource Groups with external Named User was not possible.
  • Sharing of Project with the entire Organisation was not possible.

3DM Publisher

A new Console has been released with the previous update, version 19.7. We asked some of our key customers to test and evaluate first hand the Console. All reported issues have been resolved and a nice wish list of enhancements will be implemented by next versions.

New Features and Enhancements

  • 3D Models for Annotations
  • Display coordinate reference system
    One or more coordinate reference systems can be added via Guest User and Named User preferences to display the coordinate measurement results.

Version 19.9

September 2019

Highlights

Released products

  • 3DM Cloud
  • 3DM Viewer

Version 19.7

July 2019

Highlights

Released products

  • 3DM Cloud
  • 3DM Publisher
  • 3DM Viewer
  • 3DM Feature Extraction Basic
  • 3DM Feature Extraction Standard
  • 3DM Content Manager

3DM Desktop Products

  • New template for Viametris

Version 19.6 - Patch 2019.06.12

June 12, 2019

Released Products

  • Orbit 3DM Publisher
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud

3D Mapping Viewer

Solved Issue

  • All Views of the 3D Mapping Viewer remained black.
    This issue is caused by Google Chrome's latest update 75.0.X (2019.06.04) and is solved by Patch 19.6 (2019.06.12).

Version 19.6

June 2019

Highlights

Our 2019 June release leverages configuration, customization, and integration of the 3D Mapping Viewer to the next level. Valued feedback from users and integrators resulted in various improvements e.g. to prepare a simplified 3D Mapping Viewer for specific needs on various platforms.
Next, we reviewed the workflows for data processing and optimization and implemented various and nice enhancements for feature extraction.
As usual, newly reported bugs got solved.
We are now working towards version 19.7, expected release date Monday, July 15th.

Released products

  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Basic, Standard, Pro
  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction CS
  • Orbit 3DM Content Manager
  • Orbit 3DM Publisher
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud
  • Orbit 3DM Cloud Upload Tool
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Plugins for QGIS, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online

3DM Desktop Products

New features and major enhancements

  • Semi-automated Measurements: Auto close single ridge, fence, dashed and solid road marking, guard rail, and color separation line measurements.
  • Semi-automated Measurements: Major improvement on detection accuracy, speed, and completion of dashed road markings.

Usabilities and minor enhancements

  • Point Cloud Resources: File size completeness check at open *.opc point cloud resource to avoid the use of incomplete copied resource files.
  • Oblique View: Improved determination technique to open the best candidate oblique image focusing a requested coordinate.
  • Measurements: Keystrokes added to copy to clipboard, copy to feature, restart, and clear measurement.
  • Asset Inventory, Manage themes: Access to edit the structure of Inventory Themes from the Manage Themes context menu
  • Asset Inventory, Add inventory item: New multi cable measurement functions are added to the add inventory item procedures.
  • Catalog: Restart resource availability check at refresh catalog.
  • Tools, Convert and Optimize: Drag and drop a resource file as source file for convert and optimize tool.
  • 3D Mapping Cloud Upload: Automatically refresh upload percentage and upload status of ongoing uploads.

Bugfixes

  • Task Manager: For some activation keys, newly added tasks could not be started in Feature Extraction Pro.
  • Task Manager: Incorrect task status “failed” after successful optimization of original images of mapping run.
  • Task Manager: Resize image resolution was not applied when optimizing original images of mapping run via task manager
  • License Manager Window: Since version 19.5, the license manager window was no longer opened if the license activation failed.
  • 3D Mapping Cloud Upload: Some special characters could not be used in a password. If used, the login failed.

3DM Feature Extraction Client/Server

Bugfixes

  • License Manager Window: Trial and demo license warning was displayed at all time

3DM Publisher

3DM Publisher Backend, Console, and specific Publisher related Viewer issues. For all Viewer updates see “3D Mapping Viewer”.

Bugfixes

  • Viewer: Since version 19.5, Google geocoding was no longer working.

3D Mapping Cloud

3DM Publisher Backend and Console, and specific Cloud related Viewer issues. For all Viewer updates see “3D Mapping Viewer”.

New features and major enhancements

  • Viewer Catalog: Display thumbnail for resources and publications.
  • Console, Publications: Additional publication setup parameters (sidebars, view modes, and settings) to create simplified publications.
  • Console, Resources and Publications: Upload thumbnails for resources, resources groups, and publications.
  • Console, Resources: Specs & Tags (Basic and Properties) of shared resources are viewable for 3rd party named users.

Usabilities and minor enhancements

  • Console, Resources: Redesigned UI and layout, Mobile friendly responsive design for Resources Specs & Tags.
  • Console, 3D Models: Redesigned UI and layout of 3D Models Specs & Categories.

Bugfixes

  • Console, Publications: Since version 19.5, concurrent use of guest users was no longer updated at page refresh.

3D Mapping Viewer

3D Mapping Viewer, Plugins and SDK for 3D Mapping Cloud and 3DM Publisher.
Updates on 3D Mapping Cloud and Publisher Backend and Console, see above.

New features and major enhancements

  • Spherical Image View: Improved rendering by low-performance GPU emulators, e.g. Google Swiftshader, used if no hardware acceleration is available.
  • Image Views, Image Timestamp: Optional overlay of image timestamp.
  • Image Views, Image Metadata: New image metadata window showing resource name, description, copyright, floor, collection date and image id, coordinates, resolution, timestamp.
  • Inspector, Search: Refine search result by querying another attribute.
  • Publication: Set startup pan and tilt via the publication URL parameters.
  • Viewer SDK: new ViewerActions and doAction method to set measurement function, measure technique, and to trigger start, stop and clear measurement.
  • Viewer SDK: Signal onWorkspaceOpened and onWorkspaceClosed added to indicate a workspace and all its resources are ready to use.
  • Viewer SDK: Set startup focus coordinate, pan, and tilt via startup login options.

Usabilities and minor enhancements

  • Reference View: Improved quality of rendering large orthophoto base maps.
  • Special View: Add view by recording position opens the spherical image in driving direction
  • Oblique View: Improved determination technique to open the best candidate oblique image focusing a requested coordinate.
  • Floors: Enter a random floor number/name to go to the specific floor.
  • Settings: The available measure techniques is a dynamic list, only the relevant measure techniques are listed.
  • Viewer SDK: Diamond, square, star and triangle are added as point symbol styling of map objects.

Bugfixes

  • Google Geocoding: Right-hand sidebar got wider when entering a search request if the Google search fly-out was hidden.

Version 19.5

May 2019.

Released products

  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Basic, Standard, Pro
  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction CS
  • Orbit 3DM Content Manager
  • Orbit 3DM Cloud Upload Tool
  • Orbit 3DM Publisher
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud

3DM Desktop Products

New features and major updates

  • New multi cable measurement to measure simultaneously multiple cables with fixed or varying spacing.

Enhancements and usabilities

  • Preference to measure and save any cable measurement as a straight line to increase the production of cable networks.
  • Some minor fixes and usabilities.

3DM Publisher

3DM Publisher backend and console.

Enhancements and usabilities

  • Additional configurations for Html5 3D Mapping Viewer via Flash Publication settings
    • Display vector resources on reference view
    • Display of viewing direction labels.

3D Mapping Cloud

3D Mapping Cloud backend and console.

New features and major updates

  • Manage floors for mobile mapping resources.

Enhancements and usabilities

  • Improved display of resource and resource groups specs and tags.
  • Clear guest user for publications.
  • Some minor fixes and usabilities on the Console.

3D Mapping Viewer

3D Mapping Viewer, Plugins and SDK for 3D Mapping Cloud and 3DM Publisher.

New features and major updates

  • New view mode and complete integration of mobile mapping planar images.
  • Set resource visibility by floor and navigate easily between multiple floors. (Cloud only)
  • Improved rendering of the reference view, e.g. when displaying high-resolution orthophotos.
  • API method to set the measurement technique and activate any measure function.

Enhancements and usabilities

  • No filling of the oblique image field of views on reference view to avoid disturbing masking of the base map.
  • Copyright URL to get create a hyperlink of the copyright label.
  • Improved vector search and focus views for 3D View, Oblique View and 2D vector data.
  • Improved play function for street-level spherical and planar images.
  • Improved display of vector data labels, alignment of text and textbox.
  • Improved point cloud rendering, shading and completeness of rendering.
  • Some minor fixes and usabilities.

Version 19.4

April 2019.

Released products

  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Basic, Standard, Pro
  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction CS
  • Orbit 3DM Content Manager
  • Orbit 3DM Cloud Upload Tool
  • Orbit 3DM Publisher
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Plugin for QGIS
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Widget for ArcGIS Online
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Plugin for ArcGIS Pro

3D Mapping Desktop Products

Fixes

  • Use of .E57 resource files at import Run.
  • Auto close of all semi-automated measurement function (except multi-ridge measurement)

3DM Publisher

Fixes

  • Availability of French and Swedish translations.
  • Oblique Html5 publication having NESW viewing direction at startup.

3D Mapping Cloud

Check out our blog to read more about 3D Mapping Cloud updates, see https://3dmapping.cloud/blog/

  • Take Resource Ownership
    Resource Manager and Account owners can take over ownership of any resource, including resources that were owned by colleagues that left the organization. The previous owner gets a notification email to inform change of ownership.
  • Current amount of active Guest Users
    The current amount of active guest users of a Publication is displayed in to monitor the real-time use of a Publication.

Various fixes and improvements

  • Ability to change the company's primary data store for Account Administrator and Account Owner roles.
  • Access to Invoices page for Subscription Manager and Billing Agent roles.
  • The Sharing of Resource Groups via a Publication to Guest Users is now better managed.

3D Mapping Viewer and Plugins

3D Mapping Viewer and Plugins for Cloud and Publisher.

  • Eyedome Lighting
    It's now possible to render a point cloud using Eyedome or Shaded Lighting.
  • Open Publication at startup coordinate
    The option to open a publication in a specific location using startup coordinates in the URL has been improved for usage within integrations (SDK API).
  • Spherical View Play Function
    The play function in an image view was improved and can now be used when several image views are opened.
  • Oblique Usabilities
    Various improvements for handling Oblique resources have been implemented, e.g zoom to the cursor position, display of the field of view and resource footprints, restoring oblique workspace, and more, adding to the overall user experience.

QGIS Plugin

  • A user can now overlay a QGIS-layer to the 3D Mapping Viewer regardless of the type of symbology (simple, categorized, graduated or rule-based) used in QGIS. Fixed a small bug here.

ArcGIS Pro Plugin

  • Launch of an updated ArcGIS Pro plugin.

Version 19.3

March 2019.

Highlights

  • Release of QGIS Plugin for 3DM Publisher and Cloud
  • Major update of Viewer SDK
  • New semi-automated measure techniques for guardrails and pedestrian crossings

Released products

  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Basic, Standard, Pro
  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction CS
  • Orbit 3DM Content Manager
  • Orbit 3DM Cloud Upload Tool
  • Orbit 3DM Publisher
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Plugin for QGIS
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Widget for ArcGIS Online

3D Mapping Desktop Products

New Features

  • Semi-automated measurement for guardrails (3D Measurements)
  • Semi-automated measurement for pedestrian crossings (3D Measurements)
  • Highlight nearby snappable Object Vertex on Map 3D & snapping to nearby Object Vertex (3D Measurements)
  • “3D Measurement” measure technique combining Point Cloud, DEM, Reference Planes and Ground Height measure technique with default optimization of used technique. (3D Measurements)
  • Review and edit simultaneously Object geometry and attribute values (Asset Inventory QC)
  • Preferences to set resolution and quality of snapshots (Asset Inventory)
  • Use Keystrokes on detached tabs

Various fixes and improvements

  • Improved image processing to avoid black tiles in optimized images (Mobile Mapping)
  • Absolute accuracy of snapped coordinates (3D Measurement)
  • Added Oblique Tab in 3D Mapping Cloud Upload Tool (Oblique Mapping)
  • Open Mobile Mapping Image by Reference Planes if measure technique is set to Forward Intersection. (3D Measurements)

3D Mapping Cloud

Check out our blog to read more about 3D Mapping Cloud updates, see https://3dmapping.cloud/blog/

New Features and Enhancements

  • Introduction of Hybrid resources
    Declare 3DM Publisher resources in 3D Mapping Cloud console to jointly consult private and cloud-based resources.
  • Categories for 3D Models
    Categories are introduced to assort 3D models. This eases the search for specific 3D models and helps to keep an overview of the 3D model library. From the Annotations Sidebar in the Viewer, one can select a 3D Model starting from searching its category.
  • Prefered Coordinate System
    It’s possible to set the initial display CRS of the Viewer and Publication for Named and Guest Users.
  • Guest User Uses for Publications
    An extra column in the list of your publications indicates how many guest users are assigned to each publication. On the top right of that page, the total amount of guest users can also be consulted.
  • Duplicate Publication
    A user with the role of resource manager will have the possibility to duplicate an existing publication. This will copy the setup of the publication, not the sharing settings.
  • Area restricted Tiled Mapping Service
    3D Mapping Cloud now supports auxiliary files which makes it possible to add and view Tiled Map Service that covers a limited area only.

3D Mapping Viewer and Plugins

3D Mapping Viewer and Plugins for Cloud and Publisher.

New Features and Enhancements

  • 3D Mapping Viewer Plugin for QGIS
    The 3D Mapping Viewer plugin for QIS enables connection and interaction with the 3D Mapping Viewer for Cloud and Publisher. Measurements made in the 3D Mapping Viewer are visualized in QGIS and can be saved to a QGIS layer. QGIS layers can be overlaid to 3D Mapping Viewer, using the formatting of the layer in QGIS.
  • Reworked Top-right Viewer Menu
    There is now one menu in the top right of the Viewer which includes the following submenus: More Menu, Help Menu, Geocoding Search and Basemap selection.
  • Resize Reference View
    The size of the Reference View can be adjusted to the user’s preferences. When moving the Reference View, the relative size will be saved and reprojected in the new layout.
  • System 3D Model Library
    There is a list of system 3D models available to every User next to the companies 3D Model Library.
  • Open Image by Recording Position
    Change the 3D View to a specific Spherical or Planar Image View by moving to the photo recording position.
  • Move All Views
    To move all views of your Viewer at once, hold Shift while in move mode and choose a new location. While holding Shift, ‘move’ in the View action Fly-out will change to ‘move all’ to indicate this.
  • “3D Measurement” measure technique
    The new “3D Measurement” measure technique combines the Point Cloud, DEM, Reference Planes and Ground Height measure technique.

Version 19.2

February 2019.

Released products

  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Basic, Standard, Pro
  • Orbit 3DM Content Manager
  • Orbit 3DM Cloud Upload Tool
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud
  • Orbit 3DM Blur & Erase QC, Production

Desktop and Server Products

Enhancements and Usability

  • Added functionality to manage Asset Inventory Themes: search, export and delete Themes via Context Menu.
  • New action in manage Asset Inventory Themes: Duplicate Theme allows to use existing theme as a template for creating new one; a fast way to re-create existing structure.
  • Improvement of Multiple Ridge measurement tool performance.

Bugs

  • Blur&Erase export of original images changed image orientation.
  • If images were located in sub-folders the Post Collection Calibration was not possible.
  • Link between OrbitFileName and OrbitPhotoId attributes was missing in Image Availability check.
  • Vector Resources could not be opened if associated *.cpg file contained invalid definition.

3D Mapping Cloud

Version 19.1

December 2018.

Released products

  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Basic, Standard, Pro
  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Client/Server
  • Orbit 3DM Content Manager
  • Orbit 3DM Cloud Upload Tool
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud
  • Orbit 3DM Blur & Erase QC, Production
  • Orbit 3DM Publisher

Desktop and Server Products

New Features

  • Support of non-nadir planar images in the UAS Mapping extension.

Enhancements and Usability

  • More than 9 planar cameras are allowed now in Mobile Mapping Run.
  • Added new preferences for UAS Mapping and Mobile Mapping for better handling of different types of planar images.
  • Enhancements linked to the non-nadir planar images support: highlighting all images having requested focus point in view, alternate between images having requested focus point in view, open next image which has the same viewing direction and so on.
  • Support of mapservices.onemap.sg (basemap for Singapore).
  • Support 3 mln code in *.otm configuraions for WMS resources.

HTML5 Viewer for 3DM Publisher

  • Publication CRS is now added (and set as default) in the list of available (measure) display CRSs.
  • Support feet based CRSs as display and measure CRS in Publications.
  • Opening best spherical images with “Move” function works correctly for the Publications with multiple Runs.
  • Added 'Item Browser' for Annotations: move from annotation to the next one in 3D view and select it.
  • Vector layers are displayed again in the reference view.
  • Added 'View Depth' parameter for the vector overlays.
  • The Flash Publication configurations are now linked to the HTML5 Viewer Settings:
    • Publication CRS is added to the list of display CRSs and used by default for measurements.
    • Vector Overlay: add vector overlays on top and respect the order.
    • Map Visibility.
    • Publication Logo.
    • Publication Company logo Hyperlink.

3D Mapping Cloud

19.0

November 2018.

New licensing policy for Demo and Trial versions: all earlier existing restrictions are removed. Trial and Demo licenses have now equal capacities as full licenses, except for being limited in time and capabilities on writing (export) and sharing of created resources. Read more here.

Released products

  • Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction Basic, Standard, Pro
  • Orbit 3DM Content Manager
  • Orbit 3DM Cloud Upload Tool
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Cloud
  • Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer Plugins for ArcOnline (Widget) and ArcGIS Pro.

Desktop and Server Products

New Features

  • New Slope Measurement extension.
  • New Clearance Checker extension.
  • Implemented Linear Referencing.
  • Integrated automated detection and measurement of GCPs.
  • Added new measure attribute to calculate the point cloud z range (max z - min z) at the center of the measurement.
  • Added new point measure function: get center of a circle by 3 points.
  • Added new distance measure function: measure fixed horizontal distance parallel to the reference line.
  • Added new circle measure function: measure 3D circle with 3 points.
  • Added floating mark to stereo view to measure 3D points, lines and areas.
  • Floorplan Builder extension is now available in Feature Extraction Basic.
  • Added completeness check for Runs.
  • Improved size calculation for Runs (upload size).

Enhancements and Usability

  • Improved semi-automated rails extraction.
  • Better organization of the parameters of the Detectors.
  • Ground Control Points extension: focus on the GCP opens the closest image by time, not only by distance for multi-passes.
  • Improved way of initial creation and handling of the Clipping box (Tools\Clip).
  • Removed the restriction of having only one planar camera in UAS extension.

Bug fixes

  • New templates with Source\Target CRSs couldn't be used in Delivery extension.
  • Vertical shift was present when snapping ridge to the existing line.
  • Copy to Feature of multiple detected cables saved only one feature.

3D Mapping Viewer SDK and Plugins

  • Update to incorporate the new features in the 3D Mapping Cloud viewer to the SDK and to plugins for ArcOnline and ArcGIS Pro.

3D Mapping Cloud

 
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