We’re back for even more wonderful map features in 3.3. This time we’ll be looking at viewing event tags on the map and exporting your map view to reports. Previously we’ve looked at attaching cameras while importing videos, viewing cameras in the maps tab and adding layers to maps.
When event tags are added to a video that has been attached to a camera, they will appear in the map beside said camera. They will show up as green dots with the object name and action beside it. You may need to click update when new tags are added so that they show up on the map. Tags that wont show up in the maps are object tags and tags who’s video isn’t associated with a camera.
When you click on a tag it becomes selected and is highlighted with a lighter shade of green. Information about that tag and a preview of the section of video that you’ve tags pops up. By holding down the Ctrl button on your keyboard you can select multiple tags at once. This can be used to highlight the path of a subject.
Selecting Show in Review will open the review tab, open the video and select the part of the timeline that contains the tag you were viewing. This button can also be accessed from the group just below the map.
When a tag has been selected and highlighted you can clear that selection by clicking Clear Selection. If you want to remove all the selected tags you can click the Clear Selection button from the group below the map.
On the left hand side of the map there is a section called Filter. If you have any tags on your map you’ll be able to access this area and filter them. The filters is the same as the search functionality in the tags tab. You can search by object, relevance, event action and video source. This filters will then show up on your map. In the tags tab there is now the ability to save a query. We’ll go into more detail about this in a later blog, but it allows you to preform a search as you’d normally do in tags and then save it. From the drop down you’ll then be able to select it so that that search will be preformed in the tags tab, or you can select maps. This will open up the maps tab with that search query implemented, showing only those tags on the map.
If you want to add a screenshot of maps to review you can do this by selecting the Export Map to Report button from just under the map. This will add an image of your current view to reports. So if you have some tags highlighted and the camera’s are showing they will all appear in your report image. We’ve discussed the different display options before in our previous blog post.
You’ll be asked if you want to send the image to the video or image report. If you send it to the video report it’ll show up as a image in your exported video. From there you can treat it like any other image, exporting it or annotating it.
And that’s it folks, that’s everything you’ll ever need to know about maps (until we update it in the future with even more goodies!). Next time we’ll be looking at another new feature, Picture in Picture.