Outdoor Capture (Beta version)

Outdoor Capture (Beta version) is available as part of the Beamo Plan(s) Essential, Pro, Enterprise.
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Introduction 

Beamo now supports capturing outdoor environments based on GPS location information. The surveys are set up in the Beamo Portal and are mapped using the information of Google Maps.  Outdoor is recommended when you capture over large distances, e.g. 1 km.

 

Step 1. Creating the Outdoor Plan in the Site Management

  Super Admin Site Manager Team Admin Surveyor Collaborator Viewer
Add(create) plan :check_mark: :check_mark: :minus: :minus: :minus: :minus:

 

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  1. From the side panel of the home screen, select the site that you want to create(add) plans. 
  2. Click the [v]-arrow right of the [ +Add Plan] on the top right of the screen.
  3. Select Outdoor and create a plan. The outdoor plan is indicated with the [MOUNTAIN] icon.

Note: The map will be centered on the location of your site's coordinates and later on the first point of your survey. One site can have both indoor and outdoor types of plans.

 

Step 2. Capturing with Outdoor Mode

  Super Admin Site Manager Team Admin Surveyor Collaborator Viewer
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  1. Select the site.
  2. Select the plan.  The outdoor plan is indicated with the [MOUNTAIN] icon.
  3. Select [Capture] from the task.
  4. Input the name of the survey and tap [Save].
  5. Set the tripod height by selecting the [Preset] or [Custom]

    Note: Tripod Height = Height of the 360 camera lens from the floor.


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    For preset
    , input the value from the preset (level 1, 2, or 3) on the side of the Tripod* (included in the Beamo Starter Kit).  

    Note: The value will be reflected on the Beamo Portal side as well.

    Preset

    Beamo App

    Beamo Portal

    lowest

    Level 3

    1.94 m

    middle

    Level 2

    2.07 m

    highest

    Level 1

    2.20 m


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    For custom, input the exact value from the floor up to the 360 camera lens.
  6. Tap [ Next ] to continue next to the next step.
  7. Turn on the 360 camera and Wi-Fi.
  8. Go to the Wi-Fi setting of the smartphone, and connect the smartphone with the 360 camera.
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  9. Tap [Done] and continue to the next step.

  10. Adjust the orientation of the smartphone to align the two camera views. 
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  11. Tap [OK] to finish the alignment.  

  12. Start capturing by tapping the capture button. (For the capture button see here.) You can also capture with auto mode or using BLE remote controller.
    Note: App will display the Google Map based on your location.  Points will be mapped on a Google Map in the background. 

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  13. Tap [Done] when you finish capturing.

  14. Tap [Import] to import 360 images from the 360 camera. (See importing and uploading)

  15. Tap [OK] when completed importing.

  16. Connect Wi-Fi back to the internet. (See importing and uploading)

  17. Tap [Upload] to upload 360 images to the Beamo Portal.

  18. Tab [OK] when completed uploading.

Tip: It works best when the survey is captured by a walk and the distance between points is about 5 - 10 meters.

Step 3. Navigating the Outdoor Survey 

  Super Admin Site Manager Team Admin Surveyor Collaborator Viewer
Site Profile/3D Workspace :check_mark: :check_mark: :check_mark: :check_mark: :check_mark: :check_mark:

 

Navigating the Site Profile 

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  • Select [Map] or [Satellite] to change the map style.
  • Checkmark [Labels] if you want to display the label on the map.

For other descriptions of the site profile check here.

 

Navigating the 3D Workspace

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  • On the Mini-map, select [Map] or [Satellite] to change the map style.
  • On the Mini-map checkmark [Labels] if you want to display the label on the map.

For other descriptions of the 3D Workspace check here.

 

 

Navigating the 3D Editor

  Super Admin Site Manager Team Admin Surveyor Collaborator Viewer
Navigate 3D Editor :check_mark: :check_mark: :check_mark: :check_mark: :minus: :minus:

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  • On the plan, select [Map] or [Satellite] to change the map style.
  • On the plan, checkmark [Labels] if you want to display the label on the map.

For other descriptions of the 3D Editor check here.

Note:  Plan editor is not available at this moment. You can not copy & paste points, edit the position of the point, or adjust the orientation of the point in this Beta version.

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