Facades

How it works:

Facades automatically matches Streetviews to building coordinates (latitude/longitude) and then creates rectangular photos of the building facades.
The building photos can then be added to your existing GIS system to aid documentation.
For the building coordinates (latitude/longitude), point layer data in SHP, GDB, TAB, KML, GeoJSON and GML formats are accepted.

Features


Folders

  • Set the Creator program folder
  • Set the Streetview project output folder
  • Set the point layers data folder

Point layer data

  • Select a point layer
  • Select a unique identifier field as the name for the newly created facades photos
  • Set the maximum distance allowed from the building to the Streetview. The default is set to 25m

Processing 

  • Create the Streetview layer
  • Create the Streetviews
  • Create the building facades photos

Processing workflow

  • Record Streetviews by car with the recording mode set to ‘distance’ and ‘1 meter’
  • With the Creator program, configure the recorded project as usual
  • Start processing. Manually end processing after 1 minute to receive the project configuration file
  • With your GIS program (e.g. ArcGIS or QGIS) create point data for the buildings you would like to document. Formats supported: SHP, GDB, TAB, KML, GeoJSON, and GML
  • Use the Facades program to load both the point data layer and the Streetview project output folder
  • Use the Facades program to create the Streetview layer, selecting only one Streetview right in front of each building
  • Add the Streetview layer to your GIS program and review
  • Use the Facades program to create Streetviews
  • Use the Facades program to create building facade photos