Roadview Explorer 5 Manual

Web-Enabled Data Viewing Software

Table of Contents

  1. Launching the Application
  2. Searching for a Route
  3. Navigating Through a Route
  4. Adjusting the Current Route
  5. Image Zoom Mode
  6. Image Adjustments
  7. Saving Photolog Images
  8. Route Information Panel
  9. Working with Pavement Images
  10. Using the Map to Sort and Filter Assets
  11. Using the Map to Add Custom Esri Feature Layers
  12. Generating Printable Reports
  13. Linking Directly to a Frame
  14. Emailing a Route Position
  15. Generating IRI Reports
  16. Setting User Preferences
  17. Release Notes

Launching the Application

To open Roadview Explorer, launch a compatible web browser and enter the following address: https://roadview.udot.utah.gov/utah

Compatible browsers:

Chrome Google Chrome 66+
Firefox Mozilla Firefox 62+
Edge Microsoft Edge 84+
Safari Safari 12+
OPR Opera 35+
Launching the Application
Roadview Explorer landing page

Searching for a Route

Clicking the Search a Route button will open the Route Search panel, which may include the following options for searching:

  • Route Number
  • Sign
  • Year
  • UDOT Mileage
  • Route
  • Direction
  • Type
  • Interchange
  • Ramp Number
  • Year
  • UDOT Mileage
  • Route Number
  • Section
  • Year
  • UDOT Mileage

Note that the available items you see may vary depending upon your setup.

Example Route Search window
Standard Route Search tab
Example Route Search window
Set ID and Frame ID tab

Once you have selected the desired route options, click the Go To Mileage, Go To Frame ID, or Go To Location button. The route then opens at the specified mileage.

Adjusting the Current Route

You can adjust the route position by clicking the Adjust Route button (Adjust Route button). The Adjust Route window opens, where you can change the route position (such as change the mileage position, change the year/cycle, or change the lane). The range of values for the route is also displayed below each field.

Adjust Route window
Adjust Route window

Note that the options in the Route Adjust window may differ based on your system's setup.

Image Zoom Mode

Zoom mode
Image zoom mode

You can zoom in on both the right-of-way and pavement images. To enter zoom mode for right-of-way images, click the Zoom Zoom mode toggle button in the control panel, or double click in the right-of-way images area.

An indicator appears at the top of the photo area telling you that the zoom mode is activated. The three right-of-way images can be zoomed and panned together. You can zoom with the mouse scroll wheel or by clicking the plus (+) and minus (-) controls on the right-side of the photo area. The current zoom factor is displayed between the plus and minus controls. Clicking the R control resets the image to the initial zoom.

You can exit the zoom mode by clicking the Zoom button again or by double-clicking in the right-of-way image area.

To zoom in on a pavement image (if shown), click the Enlarge (+) button on the bottom of the pavement image. The enlarged image appears in an overlay.

Image Adjustments

Image adjustments
Image adjustments panel

You can adjust the brightness and contrast of images in the photolog by right-clicking in the photolog and selecting the Adjust Images option. The adjustments panel then opens and you can adjust the brightness and contrast of each image. The adjustments will be maintained as you advance through or play through frames.

To remove any image adjustments, right-click in the photolog and select the Remove Adjustments option.

Saving Photolog Images

To save the photolog as a JPEG, right-click in the photolog and select the Save Image option. The image will be saved to your computer.

If there any adjustments to the camera positions to make multiple photolog images appear seamless, those adjustments will not be made in the saved image.

To export multiple photolog and pavement images into a zip folder, click the Export Images to ZipExport to Zip button button to open an overlay.

Export to Zip Folder overlay
Export Images to Zip Overlay

The mileage range is auto-populated with the current mileage plus the next 10 frames. This may be adjusted. Use checkboxes to select the camera and pavement images you would like to download. Exceeding the limit of downloads will disable the download button.

Route Information Panel

Example Route information details
Example Route information details pane

The table displays information relevant to the frame that is being displayed, including:

  • UDOT Mileage
  • Mandli Mileage
  • Route Number
  • Interchange
  • Ramp Number
  • Section
  • Direction
  • Sign
  • Year
  • Region
  • County Name
  • Date Shot
  • Description
  • Session Name
  • Frame

Working with Pavement Images

When pavement images are available, they will appear next to the right-of-way images. To view a larger image of the pavement, click the Pavement viewer button icon at the bottom of the pavement image. The Pavement panel then opens.

In the Pavement panel, a larger view of the pavement image appears. The image is scaled to fit in the available space.

Frame Control allows for stepping forwards or backwards one frame.

If available, Transverse Profiles may be turned on.

To zoom in on the image, click the measuring icon at the top-right of the Pavement panel. Use the mouse wheel or zoom slider to zoom the image in and out. You can pan (slide) the image by dragging the mouse.

Pavement viewing panel
Pavement panel

The following drawing tools are available:

  • Line: Use the line tool to draw a straight line. Hold down the SHIFT key to draw a horizontal or vertical line. The line's length is added to the Measurements list.
  • Circle: Use the circle tool to draw a circle. Click the center point of the circle and then click another point on the outer edge of the circle. The circle's area is added to the Measurements list.
  • Rectangle: Use the rectangle tool to draw a rectangle. Click a corner of the rectangle and then click the corner opposite the first corner to draw the rectangle. The rectangle's area is added to the Measurements list.
  • Polyline: Use the polyline tool to a series of joined lines. Click the first vertex to start drawing the polyline, and click again for each point you want to add. Double-click to add the last point and complete the polyline. The polyline's length is added to the Measurements list.
  • Polygon: Use the polygon tool to a closed shape. Click the first vertex to start drawing the polygon, and click again for each point you want to add. Double-click to add the last point and complete the polygon. The polygon's area is added to the Measurements list.

You can remove all measurements from the image and the table by clicking the Clear button above the Measurements table.

Using the Map to Filter and Sort Assets

Opening the map in its own window allows you to view, filter, and sort assets. Click the Pavement viewer button icon at the bottom of the map to pop out the map. The popped out map has a dropdown of different asset feature layers to select from. Selecting a layer will display the features of the current route on the map with an accompanying table.

Unchecking 'Only Current Route' will display all of the selected features in the project on the map and table. There is also an option to filter/sort by column.

asset map of Hawaii

Clicking on a row in the table will move the map to that feature's location. You can then double click on the map near the asset to load the location of that asset in Roadview Exploerer and view it in more detail on the main page.

The table can also be exported to a CSV.

Sketch Widget to Filter Assets

This tool enables you to draw a shape around features on the map as a method of filtering them on the map and table.

Select the box to the right of the arrow in the bottom right corner of the map to use the Sketch Widget.

mapbox tool

Once the box is selected, the cursor will turn into a crosshair on the map and a shape can be drawn on the map.

mapbox tool

After the shape is drawn, click within the shape to modify the shape's orientation, position, and size.

mapbox tool

Clicking once more within the shape will enable you to move the shape's verticies.

mapbox tool
mapbox tool

After the desired shape is created, click outside of the shape to see the features within the updated shape.

mapbox tool

To delete the shape, click within the shape and then click the trash can symbol in the bottom right.

mapbox tool

Using the Map to Add Custom Esri Feature Layers

Esri Feature Layers from outside sources can be added to view on the map, table, and Lidar Viewer, when available and within the extent of the current route. To add your own Esri feature layers to the map, click the Add Layer button.

map add layer tool

Clicking the button will open an overlay. Clicking Add Url will create a new text box. Enter a valid FeatureServer url into the box. To ensure a url is valid, make sure it is to a feature service end point of a Feature Layer that is publicly accessible.

map add layer tool
map add layer tool
map add layer tool

Select Add Url again if you wish to add additional layers. Once the desired urls are added and validated, select Add to Map.

The custom layers will now appear in the layerlist and the Select Feature Layer dropdown. You can select these layers from the Select Feature Layer dropdown to view a layer in an accompanying table.

map add layer tool

To view and modify the custom layers on the map, click Add Layer. Layers may be deleted or added.

map add layer tool
map add layer tool

Generating Printable Reports

Click the Print Print button button to open a printable report containing the current images and route information.

Printable report
Printable report

Emailing a Route Position

You can email a link to the current route position to another user. To send a route position message, click the Email icon (Email button), and complete the information in in the Email Route Link window. After the Route Link field, there is a button to copy the route's link to a clipboard as another method to share.

Email route link window
Email Route Link window

Generating IRI Reports

You can generate an IRI table and charts for IRI and Rutting for a given route. You can export the table as a CSV. To make the reports, click the IRI reports button (IRI button) and a window will appear.

IRI Table panel
IRI Table
IRI Chart panel
IRI Chart
Rut Chart panel
Rut Chart

The table and chart will update with playback. The charts may be viewed either as a one mile section or the entire route by toggling Full Route. You can also jump to a specific location of a route by clicking on a row in the table or double clicking on the charts. Additionally, you can sort the table by any field in the table.

Setting User Preferences

You can set default pavement image and map types for Roadview Explorer. These settings will be saved so that after you close Roadview Explorer, the next time you re-open or refresh the app, the settings will be in effect.

To set your preferences, click the settings icon (User settings button) just above the embedded pavement image and embedded and popped out map. Dropdowns will appear where you can make your selection.

User Settings panel
User setting option for embedded pavement image

Release Notes

April 14, 2021

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Type
Category
Text
1
fix
general
Downloading LCMS disteress .xml files

A user can download LCMS distress files separately

2
enhancement
lidar viewer
Add new assets

A user can add a new point shape asset in an editable feature layer

3
enhancement
lidar viewer
Layer classification message

Message is shown if a feature layer has classification

4
enhancement
lidar viewer
Asset point size slider

A user can adjust the size of an asset point

5
enhancement
lidar viewer
Extent checkbox

A user can select visual extent to display feature layer assets

February 5, 2021

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Type
Category
Text
1
enhancement
general
Offline Player now includes route and location data table

Offline Player now includes route and location data table

2
enhancement
general
Visibility toggle for columns in feature layer table in map window and in IRI/Rut Reporting table

User can select which columns to show and hide from a dropdown

3
enhancement
general
Copy Image to Clipboard button in photolog image context menu and in pavement panel window

Ability to copy image to clipboard in the main window for photolog images and for pavement images in the pavement panel window

4
enhancement
pavement
Image offset slider in pavement panel

User can offset pavement images +/- 5 frames from the current frame in the main window

5
enhancement
pavement
Pavement transverse profiling display can now handle Method 0 in addition to Method 7

Pavement transverse profiling display can now handle Method 0 in addition to Method 7

January 6, 2021

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Type
Category
Text
1
enhancement
lidar viewer
Assets in Lidar Viewer can be edited and saved

Users can update attributes and geometries of editable Esri-hosted feature layers.

2
enhancement
lidar viewer
Lidar Viewer's height measurement tool

Height measurement tool now draws along current path of travel and will update as location updates with playback.

3
enhancement
lidar viewer
Lidar classification data displayed by default, when available

Lidar viewer will display lidar classification data by default, when available.

4
enhancement
lidar viewer
Lidar classification data included in exported .las file, when available

Lidar classification data included in exported .las file, when available.

5
enhancement
general
Offline Player page included in exported image zip folder

Offline Player page included in exported image zip folder that enables users to playthrough exported images.

6
enhancement
maps
Screenshot widget in Esri map

In popped-out Esri map, screenshot widget allows users to capture and save image of map.

October 20, 2020

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Type
Category
Text
1
fix
lidar viewer
Lidar Viewer and Routes without lead-ins and/or lead-outs

Starting a route without a lead-in or jumping to end of a route without lead-out works as expected.

2
enhancement
lidar viewer
Lidar Viewer Playback Buttons

Playback buttons in Lidar Viewer window will control the main window and vice versa

3
enhancement
lidar viewer
New Forward, Right, and Up components in Lidar Viewer distance measurement tool

Lidar Viewer distance measurement tool breaks measurements into Forward, Right and Up components, relative to the current frame's GPS heading when the measurement is made.

4
enhancement
map
Layer Order on Popped-out map

Layers can be reordered and that order will be preserved for next time.

5
enhancement
map
Clear Custom Layers button in embedded map

In embedded map, if custom layers are present, ‘Clear Custom Layers’ button will appear. This button will remove the custom Esri feature layers in the popped-out map.

September 17, 2020

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Type
Category
Text
1
enhancement
map
Add Layer feature in popped-out map

Add Feature Layer to Map window will open, allowing users to add urls of Esri feature server end points. These layers can be viewed and filtered in the map. These layers will also appear in the Lidar Viewer, when lidar is available for route and features are within the range of route.

2
fix
pavement
Pavement measurement drawings will adjust with zoom.

When user zooms in on pavement image, the measurement drawing graphics become smaller so underlying pavement image is not covered as much.

3
enhancement
general
Camera indicator for stitched x35 images is interactive

Camera indicator for stitched x35 images is interactive enabling users to click directly on the graphic to select a specific image to view.

4
enhancement
general
Straight Line Diagram dropdown updates with route

The Straight Line Diagram dropdown will now update with the route, displaying only options that are available for that specific route.

5
fix
general
Assets in Lidar Viewer will appear for all map types

Assets in Lidar Viewer will appear for all map types instead of just Esri ArcGIS.