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What's new in Pix4Dmapper Cloud - February 2019

The Pix4D Cloud team has been pretty busy this February. A couple of weeks ago we released new tools to better organize and manage annotations. It included annotations layers, annotation re-ordering and more.

After that first release, we listened to your feedback and continuously improved those tools, to make them even better. Here’s a brief wrap-up of what we have added to Pix4Dmapper Cloud.


Filter annotations by name or tag

Add as many annotations as you want to your project and quickly retrieve them by using our brand new filtering feature. It works on the annotation’s name and on the annotation’s tags.


Add tags to your annotations

Tags can be added to each of the items appearing in the left panel: layers, annotations, annotation layers. They are helpful if you want to quickly add information to your annotations and use it to filter them after.

After adding a new tag to an item, the same tag can be quickly re-used for other items.


3D labels for measurements

When adding measurements to your mesh or point cloud, labels with their measurement value will now be displayed on top of them.

Important: labels can be turned on and off from the viewer settings (cog on the bottom-right corner).


Take a screenshot!

You can never have enough tools, right? We decided to add one more to Pix4D Cloud users’ toolbox: the screenshot button. Navigate through your 2D or 3D view, find the right angle and click on the dedicated button at the bottom-right of the viewer to take a screenshot of what you’re seeing.

Annotations and their labels will be included in the exported image so you can add them to your reports.


Import shapefiles to your project

Shapefiles are a common format to store geometry, shape, and attributes of geospatial features. With the latest Pix4D Cloud release we introduced the possibility to import shapefiles as annotations in your project.

Click on the import button next to the annotations layer and select “Shapefile”. Only zipped shapefiles can be imported for now.


Better mesh alignment when uploading processed results

In case you’re uploading processed results to Pix4D Cloud you will find this one handy: it is now possible to upload the file together with your OBJ mesh files to align it with the point cloud and with the other uploaded results.

Note that if you’re processing your images on Pix4D Cloud, the mesh and the point cloud are already automatically aligned.


How many annotations are in the annotation layer?

Useful for counting trees, isn’t it? :slight_smile:


Try these new features and more on our Quarry 2.0 demo project.