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Loading a *.PGR file

1 Open the Horus Movie Player

Check if your license has been activated. Choose in the main menu: Help ? License Information. When your license has not been activated please mail us at support@horus.nu Open a recording file at File ? Open File and select the *.pgr file you want to open.

1.1.1 Setting the height parameter in the setup.hsf

When the recording has been opened the first image will be shown. When you want to measure inside the Horus Software we need to define a height of the camera. It can be done following the next step Image 1 Settings button Press the settings button on the right top of the screen. A pull down menu will be shown. Image 2 Settings pull down menu Drag the slider to the actual height of your camera. The height is measured from the surface to center of the lens of the camera. Enter the height in meters.

1.1.2 Save seetings in setup.hsf

We now adjusted the settings to the recording, but still need to save the file. Image 3 Save View Go to File ? Save View (*.hsf) and save the file as setup.hsf in the recording folder. The setup.hsf needs to be placed in every recording you want to open and the name must be "setup.hsf" Please check if the setup has been saved in the right way by closing the recording and open it again. When going back to the settings button the right height should be shown. In case your camera is not perfectly mounted on your vehicle, you can adjust also the yaw, pitch and roll values (and save these 'global' values in the same "setup.hsf". Press the "Show alignment axes" button above the video. Check if the redline matches the horizon, and the green line exactly the front of your vehicle. Once you are fine, save your setup.hsf: Go to File ? Save View (*.hsf) and save the file as setup.hsf in the recording folder. If there are any questions, please let us know at support@horus.nu

How to interact with ArcGIS

Question: Our end product in most cases will be an ESRI geodatabase, can you provide information on how we could import/export data between Horus and ESRI products? Horus software supports the common spatial type as Spatial lite, DWG, shapefiles etc Figure 1 Support spatial types These spatial type can be used in the in the Horus software and will be displayed on the map (left panel) and projected in the 360 view (right panel) as shown in figure 2 Figure 2 Spatial data in the Horus Software However for editing the Horus software uses the spatial lite database for editing the data. Within the Horus software it is possible to create new layers and designing the attribute schema. An other option is to convert the spatial layer to a spatial lite database. From Horus software to ArcGIS Figure 3 Spatial lite database as seen in ArcCatalog As spatial lite is the format which the Horus software uses for editing features in the 360 view the following actions are supported. Since 10.2 ArcGIS supports the spatial lite database, however ArcGIS only supports one geometry type per spatial lite database (ie only a point, line or polygon per database). By using only one geometry type in the spatial lite database ArcGIS ArcCatalog can directly read this data and convert it to a enterprise geodatabase. When using multiple geometry types in the spatial lite database, which is a capability of the horus software, it is not possible to directly connect with the ArcGIS software to that database. However the Horus software uses an export function to, for example, shapefile. When te export function detects more then one geometry type it will create a folder and stores the different geometries in that folder (see figure 4) Figure 4 Multi geometrietypes From ArcGIS to Horus software Figure 1 shows the different file types which are supported in the Horus software. When adding the layer to the Horus software there is an option to choose the Action. Options are adding the layer to the Horus map, merge that layer with an other layer or to convert it to a new Spatial Layer. This last option can be used edit actions are needed. Figure 5 File types and actions Interaction between Horus and ArcGIS Based on the information/work proces several implementations are possible to interact between the 2 programs. For editing it is possible to combine version with export to shapefile in order to edit in the Horus software and keeping the edits synchronized with the enterprise geodatabase. Viewing the spatial data is always possible.