Maybe a feature that is in the works, but would be nice to be able to import a floor plan, select 2 points and add a manual measurement for business districts and residential neighborhoods under development; Google will take a bit to get updated maps for those areas.
Best Christmas gift ever!! I have a meeting with a client on Tuesday, he is going to go nuts over this.
Simply Rightous John. Thanks to everyone.
I like the tool for quick outdoor simulations - always close to roads -, but when trying to see indoor outlets only in 2D , it's very very basic, - the camera view keeps on using outdoor street views through the walls. (might be the next step?) Also, I have already been working on some views that were not covered by google street, so completely blind, and JVSG was definitely the best tool to display more complex indoor & outdoor FoV
Anyhow this calculator is simple and powerful for quick outdoor displays and avoid boom lift to take pictures by using the world's largest street view database, I like it.
Oups, Any attempt to type FOv = 360° crashes the dipslay (Sorry, I'm fond of outdoor 360° 4K to cover close front/back perimeters along building)
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John, Just to add my vote Billy's request to import drawings and have some way of scaling them in the application. Typically we are working with buildings that have not been built, or dealing with rooms within rooms. I would love to import my whole project into this app to show clients what they can expect from our design.
Kudos to your team for a easy to use and imaginative application!
Next week, we are going to add in 'auto scaling' of uploaded floorplans. Thanks Rob and Billy.
Here is what we plan to improve this week:
- if a camera is over a floorpan, display the indoor room scene instead of the default intersection; this will be more realistic for most users
- right clicking on a floorpan only allows for deleting the floorpan, allow the add camera here, center map here and view all cameras to be displayed
- display the length of the line markup in feet / meters as appropriate when the line is selected (a poor man's way to measure distance
- if there is a rectangle, shape or circle in the viewport, allow super zoom, so building one's own floorplan on the map from scratch is easier
- allow locking / unlocking the floor plan and camera positioning (a few members have asked about this for designs that get more complex).
Let us know what else you want. Thanks again for the feedback!
Auto scaling of floorplans is now live. You can try it out on the calculator. Below is what the process looks like:
Now you can get the right scale for your floorplan and then put your floorplan wherever you want, knowing the scale is accurate.
Please let us know what you think.
Really excellent work to everyone at IPVM and beyond.
John, are there any plans to make a more cohesive video of all of the features that have been added to the Calculator? They are coming in leaps and bounds.
Thanks John. Again, excellent work. I can see that I am not the only one thinking about improvements to what we offer.
The camera list feature is now live. It displays the total number of cameras in your a project, a scrollable list of cameras in the project and convenience links to go to, edit, delete and lock each camera.
The camera list is especially useful for those with dozens or hundreds of cameras to better navigate and edit their cameras.
We also improved how we do labels, making the background resizable, like so:
Finally, we fixed a half dozen minor bugs. If you see anything else, just comment here and let us know. This ends the current development run on markups and floorplans. We'll be continuing to add other features to the calculator but we now will be focusing on the mobile app.