Understanding the data hierarchy


Understanding the data structure of Beamo can help organizations set up their Space in a way that best fits their needs.

It is worth investing time upfront to understand what your needs are and to strategize how to best organize your information.

Data Hierarchy

All information is organized within the Beamo Space. Space represents the highest level of data structure and is where all sites are created and maintained.



A Site has individual plans. A plan can represent an individual plan of a building, but it can also represent a ground level such as a site plan. Different organizations may use different terms such as a level, or a plan, but in Beamo, we use the term plan.

A plan is where all surveys are created. A survey represents the uploaded 360 images from either the mobile app or from the web. It can also contain Tags, Comments, Measurements, etc. created on the 3D workspace.

Surveys can be organized into Survey Groups. The intended use off a group is to give the ability to segment a single plan into smaller sub-sections or “zones” by organizing surveys taken from the same area into Survey Groups.

Intended Use

The Intended structure is as follows:


An organization manages all of its properties from a single Beamo Space. If a plan is too large, or if it needs to segment specific areas due to privacy concerns, they can use the survey groups to create “zones.”

Each survey is intended to cover the entire area of the specified “zone” and act as a snapshot of that space at a specific point in time.

Other Use Cases

We understand that every organization has different needs and Beamo is designed to accommodate both complex and simple organizational use cases.

In this example, an organization may use a survey group to organize surveys by the type of functional group that will be using the surveys.


Another example is a method of organization based on the intended audience/client.


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