OpenStreetCam plugin becomes KartaView and integrates new visualisation feature

OpenStreetCam plugin becomes KartaView

Following OpenStreetCam’s transition to KartaView at the end of last year, we’re writing to announce that our plugin component will undeniably mirror these changes. The latest version integrates a new name and a matching set of icons and colors which we hope you’ll find not only aesthetically pleasing, but also convenient to work with.

Let’s not stop here, though!

Wrapped 360° photo visualisation

The current KartaView plugin is about to bring to the community some new features related to photo visualisation. Recently, the team has integrated in the tool the support for displaying wrapped 360° images and the possibility to switch between these two available formats.

Map representation and design updates 

The wrapped photos integration has been visually enhanced with the following features:

  • the purple dots represent the location of the photos, which now offer the option of visualising both photo types (wrapped and front-facing)
  • the blue dots mark the location where only front-facing imagery can be found

Moreover, this fresh plugin version now uses a cool new set of icons for illustrating the actions found in the panel in a more intuitive way.

Switch options and photo display

You can choose a favoured photo format from the preference panel by selecting it from the available options – this will have a general impact on the actions from the tool (e.g. seeing the photos of a loaded track or loading previous/next photo).

Another switching option is pressing the 360o button from the panel. It is an extremely useful feature for changing the format of the currently shown photo. As seen in the attached picture, all the previously implemented features are available on both formats, including the rendering of the corresponding detections.

This being said, we’re eager to find out how you are going to use this fresh, interesting feature. You can get in touch with us any time at geo.kartaview@grabtaxi.com and let us know what projects you’re working on – we’re always psyched to share with the world what our talented community is up to.

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OpenStreetCam plug-in – Search Box for detection filtering

The most recent version of the OpenStreeCam plugin contains a new feature for improving detection filtering. This option became a need due to the significant growth of sign types. Its main purpose is to increase the ease of finding data. Therefore, the signs displayed in the characteristic area are reduced.

The team has added a search box to enable users to find a specific sign by entering keywords. To make filtering more relevant, the typed words should include the category, the sign name, or a combination of these two information. As a result, the detection type area will be sorted according to the input text.

This feature also works alongside the selected value for the region.

We’ll strive to continuously improve the OpenStreeCam plugin with new features!

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ImproveOSM plugin – design updates

The latest version of the OpenStreetCam JOSM plugin has many design changes which make the usage more intuitive. The Telenav OSM team added new icons for the three main layers of the ImproveOSM plugin (Turn Restriction, Traffic Flow Direction, Missing Roads) and modified the cluster colors accordingly.

new icons in the layers’ panel
new icons in the menu

Also, some improvements were made regarding the visualization of turn restriction detections at a high zoom level. The color for the grouped detections was changed in order to match the aspect of the corresponding cluster and to facilitate spotting the detections from the map, the turn restriction icon was  changed too.

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ImproveOSM plugin – new features

The Telenav OSM team just released a new version of the ImproveOsm plugin.  We have added a location search box (helpful feature for reaching an area to be mapped) and a button for downloading previously selected ways.

Location search box

A new feature we added to the ImproveOSM plugin is the location search box.  It enables the user to visualize the desired geographical point at a higher zoom level after entering its coordinates in the text field.                     The input of the search box should contain the values for latitude and longitude separated by a comma. If the plugin doesn’t understand your input, an intuitive message is displayed in order to help you. This works similar to the JOSM Jump to position but the search box brings advantages such as the single field for data collecting and more validations for the latitude-longitude values.



Download way button

Another feature is the download way button for the Traffic Flow Direction layer. This enables the user to download the ways of the selected road segments in a new Data layer. This option is only available if the Traffic Flow Detection Layer is active. Furthermore, the button becomes enabled when one or more road segments are selected.

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