How is TerraScene 360º data better than Google Streetview?
We collect the high resolution data you need when you need it. Google Streetview images are infrequent and often out-of-date for your needs. Also, Google limits streetviews to known addresess. This means for highways, such as the Kuranda Range Road in Cairns, Google does not have extensive 360º panoramas available on Google Maps.
TerraScene’s web player improves ease of interaction to zoom, pan and navigate from point-to-point.
TerraScene 360º data provides control when compared to uncontrolled, ever-changing public streetview and image services that use low-resolution or poorly orthorectified images.
What about privacy and public access?
TerraScene provides vivid, interactive 360° streetview images for your exclusive private use, or, for external website publication.
All faces and license plates can be blurred for public data, so private information is protected.
What additional information is collected with each image?
The time, location and date are recorded along with each image. A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver with three Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in combination with the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) ensure accurate position and leveled Streetviews.
In addition, all images are geotagged with time, date and location (latitude and longitude). A geotag embeds information about the images as metadata.
Is there a set distance between each image?
We normally use the industry standard of 5-metre intervals; however, this may be readily adjusted to suit the application. Shorter distances provide more detail. For example, a 1-metre distance can be used for data captured on foot with the backpack setup. TerraScene can also use time for data capture and set it to a maximum of 7 frames per second.
Are there limits to the time and distance travelled during image collection?
Not really! Image collection may be subject to weather conditions and daylight, but our equipment has solid-state drives that can record large volumes of information. At 5-metre intervals, approximately 200 images per kilometer can be captured. It is best to capture data between 9am and 4pm, with 200-300 km of data is typical.
Will there be GPS tracking with the project’s images?
Yes. Data collection automatically captures GPS location as the 360º camera records the project. We provide route tracks as part of our deliverable.
How big are the images?
Each panorama image is 8192 x 4096 pixels, file size 4-5MB, at over 8 k resolution. For example, 100 km of processed Streetviews would require about 100GB of storage space in a corporate system.
Does the panoramic image include the full 360º?
Yes, horizontal 360º and 160º vertical – showing everything but immediately below the camera. We can also deliver individual panoramic views to clients on request.
How much space is needed for storing the images on my website?
The camera records to swappable Solid State Drives (SSDs) up to 1TB capacity. That equates to 1000 kilometres when recording every 5 metres. After data processing, each panorama is made up of 133 images. This equates to about 6GB of storage required for 2500 panoramas (approximately 15 kilometres).
Can TerraScene store images?
We can provide the data to you to integrate into your enterprise system for web hosting and data storage. We routinely store a backup of all processed files for 1-year. TerraScene also offers web server and hosting services. We can host the player files through our web provider with panorama tiles being served from Amazon Web Services.
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