Enable Geocoordinates in a Project
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What are Geocoordinates?
- Why use Geocoordinates?
- What Types of Data can be Georeferenced in a Project?
- How do I enable Geocoordinates in a Project?
- Capture App GPS
What are Geocoordinates?
CupixWorks provides the ability to georeference your project. This means that you can associate internal coordinates from a digital map, BIM model, or orthomosaic image with specific physical locations on the earth.
These physical locations are called geographic coordinates, or geocoordinates for short.
Why use Geocoordinates?
If your project requires higher location accuracy and coordination, you can leverage:
- Survey data
- GPS data from drones
- GCPs (ground control points)
What Types of Data can be Georeferenced in a Project?
You can enable geocoordinates for the following data types:
- Reference Plan
- Drone orthomosaic image
- Drone pano
- Reality Capture - point clouds and mesh files
How do I enable Geocoordinates in a Project?
- In your Project Dashboard page Map, click on the Edit button.
- Toggle Enable Project Coordinates, then enter the following information:
- Address - enter the location of the project.
- Spatial Reference System - enter the EPSG code of the location (optional).
- Geolocation - enter the latitude, longitude, and bearing of the location (optional).
- Click on Save. Your geocoordinates are now available across the entire project. You can view the settings changed in the lower right corner of the dashboard screen:
Capture App GPS
If you have enabled geocoordinates for your project, the Cupix Capture App will show your GPS location as a blue dot on the screen. If not, nothing will show.
Example Capture App screens that indicate geolocation:
The Capture detects when GPS signal is strong or weak.
- If signal is strong, like when you are outdoors, then the app will automatically place your starting and ending position for each video recorded.
- If signal is weak, like when you are indoors, then the user will still need to manually select the starting and ending position for each video.
- (1) When signal is weak you can still position to current GPS by pressing the GPS button.
- (2) Return to the center of your reference plan by pressing reset button.
If you have any data that is using geocoordinates, please contact your CSM.