• Setting GNSS Offsets (KB-AM019) plus-icon minus-icon

    vGIS supports a wide variety of GNSS receivers, devices and antenna mounts. Each configuration places the GNSS antenna differently relative to the device’s camera, which introduces distortions in Augmented Reality displays. vGIS features GNSS offs...
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  • Recommended elevation settings - Mobile App (KB-TT015) plus-icon minus-icon

    Elevation settings are one of the key items you need to address when configuring your vGIS experience. This configuration will be the base of where your objects will be placed in the digital space. Incorrect elevation settings can result in visual...
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  • How to take a Reality Capture (KB-AM018) plus-icon minus-icon

    Once you have identified the subject you want to capture as a 3D model, use the vGIS Utilities app to record a video of it using the built-in reality capture tool. To use the feature in the vGIS Utilities app you will need the latest version of th...
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  • Activating the device (KB-AM001) plus-icon minus-icon

    The following instructions detail the process for activating a new device. Before proceeding, the vGIS Utilities application must be installed on the mobile device or HoloLens that is to be activated. A new account can only be created by obtainin...
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  • Team/Project selection (KB-AM002) plus-icon minus-icon

    vGIS allows companies to have multiple teams and projects to better manage field operations, user permissions, and the collection of data. If the user belongs to multiple teams or projects, then upon start-up they will be prompted to select which...
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  • Overhead and aerial maps (KB-AM007) plus-icon minus-icon

    By default, once the user has selected their company, team or project the aerial map will appear (Fig. 1). The user can change the default start screen from the map view to the AR mode from the options page (See Options). The "MAP" screen can be ...
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  • Main User Interface (UI) (KB-AM005) plus-icon minus-icon

    Once in the augmented reality view, the user will be able to view 3D holographic overlays of BIM and GIS data that has been superimposed over their device’s real-world view (Fig. 1). Fig. 1 The infrastructure around you will be shown in full 3D....
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  • Calibration (KB-AM003) plus-icon minus-icon

    Calibrating a device will enable users to set their location and direction with high accuracy within the vGIS environment. The calibration screen can be accessed in two ways. The first, shows up before entering the AR mode (headset icon) for the f...
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  • Calibration adjustments (KB-AM004) plus-icon minus-icon

    AR View To enter the calibration adjustment mode tap the "ADJUST" button at the bottom of the screen (Fig. 1). Swiping your finger on the side scale will change your elevation with respect to the model. This will allow you to raise or lower the sc...
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  • Object information - Information cards (KB-AM006) plus-icon minus-icon

    Pointing the cross-hair at an object in the AR View brings up a callout bubble, which reveals the high-level information about the object, such as its type. To display additional details either tap the object (both in the first-person view and on ...
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  • Main menu (KB-AM008) plus-icon minus-icon

    The main menu provides a primary list of functions and settings that are available to the device user. To access the main menu tap the menu button from either the overhead map, or augmented reality screen (Fig. 1). To exit the main menu, either ta...
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  • Teams/Projects (KB-AM009) plus-icon minus-icon

    vGIS enables you to work on behalf of teams/projects within your organization.  To access the teams/projects selection or to add a company use the "Teams/Projects" button from the main menu (Fig. 1). If there are multiple teams/projects to choose...
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  • Layers (KB-AM010) plus-icon minus-icon

    A layer is an object group that has been configured by a company administrator to optimize the visualizations of different user types. By selecting 'Layers' from the main menu (Fig. 1), the users can choose which layers they can visualize by eithe...
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  • Option settings (KB-AM015) plus-icon minus-icon

    There are a several configuration and preferential settings that are key to operating the vGIS Utilities mobile application (Fig. 1). Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Display Mode Display Mode determines how underground objects are shown in augmented reality. It i...
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  • Reports (KB-AM011) plus-icon minus-icon

    vGIS allows users to report discrepancies found between the GIS/BIM data and the real world. Upon completion, the report is sent to the company administrator(s) in real-time. The report sequence will open to a device camera view of the augmented ...
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  • Data collection (KB-AM016) plus-icon minus-icon

    Data Collection allows users to add objects to the vGIS system while navigating the augmented reality environment. Only users who have been given permission to perform data collection actions will be able to access this feature from the main menu....
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  • Recalibrate (KB-AM012) plus-icon minus-icon

    Occasionally, vGIS will require recalibration. Usually, recalibration is needed when moving to a new job site, or in case of a scene drift that causes objects to become misaligned, or when traveling extensively between objects.  Recalibration is ...
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  • Help (KB-AM014) plus-icon minus-icon

    To access help, open the 'Main Menu' and tap the “HELP” button (Fig. 1). You will be directed to our help resource for mobile app users. Scroll to the end of the guide for links to contact the vGIS Support Team (Fig. 2).  Fig. 1 Fig. 2  
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  • GNSS/RTK devices (KB-AM013) plus-icon minus-icon

    vGIS supports external GNSS and RTK devices for added precision. Using vGIS with a GNSS antenna makes for an effortless experience that requires no calibration and guarantees accurate positioning. GNSS configuration (before using vGIS) First, you'...
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