The Geo-located Capture is a feature within the HoloBuilder’s JobWalk app. This integration with Google Maps allows you to capture massive open space projects with ease. Using the GPS location of your mobile device, the JobWalk App locates you and automatically shows you where on the floor plan you are situated with a blue pin - similar to other GPS enabled apps that you already use.
Watch this video on how to work with the Google Maps integration...
...or read the tutorial below:
Access the Google Maps integration
- Make sure to have a Wi-Fi hotspot nearby on-site or enable mobile data use for the JobWalk App on your mobile device. Alternatively, you can also prepare the map configuration beforehand at the office.
- Open the app on your mobile device and start a new project. Alternatively, you can also select an existing project to edit and click on Add a sheet.
- From the overview, select Use Google Maps. The satellite view of your current location will be shown.
- On the map, zoom into your location to get the right view of the area you want to capture
- If you like, you can switch the view between Satellite, Terrain or Relief. Tap the drop-down menu at the top to switch the view.
- To define the area you want to work on, switch to the selection mode by tapping on the crop icon in the upper right corner. Adjust the appearing yellow box to frame the area you want to select as sheet.
- Confirm the selection by clicking the check mark at the bottom of your screen.
Click the X to reject it and redo the selection of the area.
Place the 360 views
Once you have made the selection of the area on the map, the area will be added as a sheet to your project. On the image, you will see a positioning icon marking your location and orientation on the selected area. The positioning icon will move along with you while you walk the job site in real-time. The geo-location accuracy depends on your GPS signal quality and will be about 1 to 4 meters.
- Images will be captured and placed at your current location according to your GPS coordinates.
- Tap on the location icon in the lower left corner to capture an image in the current location. The location will be marked automatically with a waypoint and you can move along to the next location to capture additional images.
- Alternatively, you can tap on any location directly on the sheet to capture an image, e.g. if the accuracy of the GPS is not that good. For example when switching from outdoor locations to indoor or underground.