LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In
Our LineVision Esri ArcMap is an “add-in” or extension for Esri’s industry-leading, GIS desktop application. LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in gives GIS professionals an easy way to map, analyze and package geo-referenced video, photos, notes and files in a familiar and traditional Esri mapping environment.
The LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in supports what is referred to as geotagged or geospatial video, meaning digital video files with associated GPS companion or sidecar files. Geospatial video is currently the most common method used by GPS-enabled cameras and DVR systems, from simple action cameras to consumer and commercial drones, to purpose-built airborne and vehicle video systems like our own geoDVR. It’s also important to note that geospatial video usually differs in geotagging methods and data structure than the MISB Full Motion Video (FMV) standard specifically utilized by Esri’s ArcGIS Full Motion Video (FMV) add-in, which is why customers will often use both, depending on which video data type they are working with at the time.
(You will need to have Esri’s ArcMap software installed to use the LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in. If you are not an ArcMap user, please consider our stand-alone LineVision Desktop application which is designed for non-GIS users who want to leverage Esri data and maps.)
Build Interactive Reports with Videos, Photos, Notes & Files in Esri ArcMap
- Map-based Playback of Geo-referenced Video Files
- Multi-channel HD & SD Video Viewing
- Simple import and viewing of High-resolution Oblique still Photos
- Snap & Save Geo-tagged Photos from Video
- Mark Features & Points of Interest with Annotations
- Add & Edit Documents and Files Right on the Map
- Full Mapping Capabilities of Esri ArcMap
- Open & Create Portable geoProject Packages
- Compatible with Video from Commercial Drones & UAS
- And more…
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LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In Videos
LineVision ArcMap Add-In Details
Below are some of the most essential features in LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In.Video
Annotations & Documents
Compatible Video Cameras
Reporting & Data Portability
Geospatial Photo Support
Geospatial Data Support
Geospatial Project Packaging
Single PC, Local Network or Portable Drive:
LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In editions are supported on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems versions 7, 8 & 10 and Esri ArcMap version 10.2 and higher.Recommended PC Specifications
- Processor: Intel Core i7 or better
- Ports: (2) USB 3.0
- RAM: 8GB Minimum, (Windows 7, 64 Bit or better)
- Hard Drive: 1 TB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Ample storage is recommended as video files can take considerable space).
- Video Card: minimum of 1 GB of memory
- Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
- Ports: (1) USB 2.0
- RAM: 4GB Minimum
- Hard Drive: 320 GB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Ample storage is recommended as video files can take considerable space).
- Video Card: minimum of 1 GB of memory
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in
Do you have a published standard CSV format so I can be sure my geospatial video GPS data companion files are compatible with LineVision?
Yes. LineVision accepts many different GPS Data companion file types and to make it easy we have a published very simple CSV spec for LineVision.
The format is as follows:
The 1st row MUST be the following:
LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, ALTITUDE, UTCTIME, SPEED, COURSE
From there, each additional row just needs to be the corresponding values.
You can download the Simple CSV file format example by clicking on the document title below.
How can I share the videos I will make with LineVision with my clients? Will they also have to buy the LineVision software to view my content?
The geoProject format is the ideal way to deliver an interactive and immersive deliverable to your client. (Click here for more on geoProjects.)
However, to offer that type of functionality, requires software as there are millions of lines of code behind the scene that make that all work together.
If you are using the Remote GeoSystems geoProject format for the deliverable, then your client will need some sort of version of LineVision Basic edition or higher to view the save geoProject deliverable.
Since we do offer the monthly plans, so you could subscribe for your client and turn off their subscription for the months that its is not being used.
Alternatively you could create screen capture of the LineVision running if you just needed to send your client a movie. There are also the automated reports that be be exported in Excel and Word file formats as well as mission plans that can be exported as KML files. But again, the map interactivity with video requires the LineVision software currently.
Can I save files or projects so that users do not have to manually select and add the videos, photos and other files needed to view a project?
Yes. You can save your project as a geoProject. That way end user only needs to open the geoProject, view and interact with the project deliverable as you last saved it.
To load a single geotagged video to LineVision go to File > Open Video then navigate to Windows folder where you downloaded the geotagged video AND GPS “companion” or “sidecar” files. This should load up the video and play with the clickable GPS track on the map.
Check out this short tutorial:
LineVision Desktop, Add-ins, Extensions and Plug-in software is currently licensed to a specific PC as a monthly, annual or perpetual license plan.
The perpetual and includes free updates for the first year and an optional 20% annually for upgrades in year 2 and beyond. Click here to see our pricing plans.
The LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in does not currently support video with MISB-compliant metadata, however our stand-alone LineVision Desktop and Video GeoTagger PRO does support MISB Full Motion Video files.
Remote GeoSystems LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in is designed to let you analyze and manage georeferenced video with “companion” GPS data files in ArcMap. This differs from Esri’s FMV Add-in, which supports the MISB FMV standard. However you can install and use both the LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in and Esri’s FMV Add-in in ArcMap.