The new uPANO 2.0 viewer handles 3D data in panoramic views, accessed from vantage points overlaid on an interactive map. It differs from conventional viewers because uPANO 2.0 allows extremely precise LiDAR point picking while not compromising performance. This is accomplished via an upgrade to the uPANO 1.7 engine that now allows users to load and utilize actual LiDAR data. This upgrade greatly improves on competitors’ use of imagery, localized surface modeling, and closest-neighbor algorithms. Furthermore, uPANO is operable on any device with a web browser, accessed anywhere in the world 24/7/365, does not require additional software or plug-ins, and requires no special training to operate.
To assist users in data point picking and edge identification, a number of advanced computer visualization technologies are employed in uPANO 2.0. These visualization features include: user adjustable point size, point shading, grayscale color mapping by depth, and uGRIDD’s innovative Spotlight feature. When Spotlight is used, a small sample of LiDAR data is loaded dynamically in the viewer around the user's cursor. This not only allows seamless use of the viewer on devices with lower grade graphics cards, but also keeps users focused on the area of interest. This ingenious combination of features allows users to balance visualization effects and device performance better than ever before, further bridging the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders. The uPANO viewer is currently deployed in LiDAR2Map, Scan2Map, and CAD2Pano products.
In addition to the features mentioned above, uPANO 2.0 now offers the ability to switch between panoramic imagery and LiDAR views, alter the number of visible neighboring vantage positions, and jump between multiple common units of measurement (usFT, feet, meter) on-the-fly. Also new in this release is the first glimpse of uGRIDD’s linear referencing system (LRS). When extracting feature points, uGRIDD’s LRS can compute, display, and export stationing (milepost or kilometric point) and offset, XYZ coordinates, and point descriptions, adding to uGRIDD’s ability to disseminate project data.
To test uPANO 2.0 right now, please visit http://about.ugridd.com/products/uPANO/.