The Camera is the heart of the Applied Streetview Camera system.
It records to off-the-shelf SSDs. You can purchase additional SSDs anytime and easily format them in-camera. No need for expensive, proprietary, cartridges. Max. SSD capacity is 1 TB. That’s 250.000 streetviews. When recording a streetview every 5 meters it lasts for 1000 km. When recording at max. frame-rate of 7 fps it lasts for 9 hours. You can replace a full SSD within a minute and continue recording right away.
Six UV filters protect the lenses from scratches. You can clean and replace them by yourself.
The camera is powered by 12 Volt DC. A battery and charger is included.
There are only two cables. One for power, and one for the GPS data. Of course the cables are replaceable.
The whole camera system can be set up by a single person in less than 5 minutes.
The Cameras Remote Control is an Android App. It is installed on the included Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8″) tablet.
It connects to the Camera by WIFI. In addition it monitors the battery voltage by Bluetooth.
Three recording modes are available: Distance, interval, manual. You can set the distance and the interval. In addition to the manual release button there are four Point of Interest release buttons. You can create and load more customized release buttons.
The most common recording mode is “Distance” set to 5 meters. This way there are no duplicates when waiting at a red light or when there is congestion. While recording with the Distance release mode you can additionally release the camera by tapping the manual release button at any time.
The cameras GPS position is shown on a map. Maps and aerial images can be loaded from the SD card.
To define recording areas you can overlay the map with .kmz files. Tracks are recorded by the Remote Control and make it very easy to see what roads already have been recorded.
A live preview of images taken by the six camera sensors ensure the quality of the recordings.
The GPS device really is a GNSS receiver with four satellite navigation systems: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Gallileo.
A wheel sensor signal is provided by the optional OBD2 adapter cable that works with literally all modern cars.
It helps with demanding satellite navigation situations like overhanging trees and urban canyons.
In addition to the positioning data the GPS receiver doubles as an IMU and provides pitch and roll orientation data for the automatic leveling of the recordings. It’s Dead Reckoning capability helps for a few hundred meters when there is no satellite reception at all.
The Creator program is for processing the cameras footage.
Capacity is 50.000 or more data-sets per day.
This is for both the panoramas and panorama tiles for the player.
There are three output formats:
1) A folder with leveled, geo-referenced, equirectangular panoramas.
Virtually any all programs can work with them.
2) A working player for the internet or your companies intranet.
Copy it to a web-server, set up the database and you are ready to go.
3) The Android Offline player.
Both the streetviews and the map are on the Android tablet. Therefore it works without Internet connection. Very handy for demos that will work under all circumstances.
The Creator program the following features:
Project Management, Map, Duplicate Remover, Watermark, Leveling, Web Player, Process Preferences, Process, Demo Server, Pano Window.
Each has a multitude of functions that have been developed listening to our customers needs.
You are welcome to provide your feedback.
The Applied Streetview web-player meant to be hosted by yourself. Have it all under control.
It is based on the very versatile krpano panorama player.
We added a MySQL database as the back-end. So you can easily integrate it with your existing databases.
For the map we added a leaflet-based plug-in. You can pick any map-tiles provider you like. Even map-tiles made from aerial images. Or serve your very own map.
Last but not least there are the streetview-style arrows for easy navigation. The arrows for the previous and next streetview is displayed in red, the arrows for all other nearby streetviews in white.
There are many easy configuration options in the Creator program. And you can make changes to most of the code too.
You can host the player, that database and the images all on the same server, or on up to three different servers. In case you plan to serve to the public, a typical set-up is to put the player and the database on your own web-server, and the images in a cloud like Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure, etc.
Android Offline Player
The Android Offline Player is perfect for demos. It just works under any and all circumstances.
Tested tablets are the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. 8″ and 10″.
The data for it is generated by our Creator program. Just copy the zip file to the tablet, or a SD card. Then unzip. Open the player and pick the folder.
You can have many projects at the same time. And create bookmarks for each of it.
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