While capturing data, a user may use Map View to track their location. This section also includes a live view streamed from iSTAR Pulsar, with an exposure compensation feature to tweak the exposure up or down if desired.
Users should note that a data connection is required for map detail to load in full - when using Map View with no data connection, the map background may be limited or unavailable.
The main components of Map View are:
Shows users the current surrounding area and their own position and bearing (the blue icon highlighted), as detected by the mobile device's GPS receiver. Users may zoom in and out by pinching, and move the map by swiping, but should be aware of the "Follow User" function described below.
A users path will be tracked within the map and marked with a green trail:
To clear the marked trail, a user may tap and hold anywhere on the map, they will be given the option to do so:
There are 3 further options on the right side - these are:
1: Live view
This supplies a live stream from iSTAR Pulsar, which allows users to:
- Preview the device's field of view prior to capturing
- Adjust the capture exposure as required by either moving the slider left/right or by touching on the slider at the desired position
- Monitor what the unit is capturing live as it does so
Furthermore, users may tap the "Fullscreen" button to take a closer look at the live preview, and can use the back button to return to the main Map View, both highlighted above.
Live view will not be shown until capture has been initiated. A user must start capture, and after a few seconds the live view will begin displaying. Live view will continue to be available thereafter even when the device is not capturing.
2: Load route file (coming soon)
This will allow users to load a predefined route to the mobile app, which they may follow and capture. This feature isn't currently functional.
3: Follow user
When enabled, the map will always keep the user's current position central - if a user scrolls away, the map will revert back to the current position after a few seconds. When disabled, users will be free to navigate the map manually, it will not move automatically.