Compare View

1. Introduction

The Compare View offers a fast and convenient way to compare time-series surveys. You can monitor change over time, analyze project progression, and report the status on variable assets. There are three comparison methods available :

  • Slider View
  • Split View
  • Overlay View

The Slider view is the default mode.

To access the Compare tools from a ‍site containing at least 2 different surveys from the same geographical area, select the "Compare View" from the right side of the screen.



The Compare View will be disabled if the site does not have enough data to be compared (at least 2 different surveys).

2. Comparison Methods

2.1 Slider view

The Slider View allows you to swipe between two layers side by side for a dynamic examination.

Select the survey you want to compare (right side of the screen) with your current survey (left side of the screen).

  • The comparison can be made on any raster Base Layer (orthophotos, DSMs, or other) (1).
  • You can also display and compare analytic output layers, vector data, and annotations (2).

This mode is particularly useful to check for the absence or presence of objects or to examine variations in the terrain surface from DSMs.

2.2 Split View

The Split View enables you to compare two layers side by side.

The position of the mouse is visible thanks to a bubble (framed in yellow below).

2.3 Overlay mode

The Overlay mode overlays two layers (orthophotos, DSMs, etc...) at the same position.

Visual examination for differences can be eased by adjusting the top layer opacity using the slider bar.

Read here more on performing thorough comparisons based on DSMs, using the Change Map‍ analytic.

3. Visualize SITE DATA when using the Compare view

You can visualize the SITE DATA (Reference files and Annotations) while using the Compare View in any of the three view modes (slider, split, overlay).

4. Annotate and perform measurements in the Compare View

You can annotate your current survey while using the Compare View. You can also view the existing annotations of your current survey by selecting them on the Layer menu on the left (On the slider view, the survey is on the left side of the screen).

 You can also perform measurements (point, distance and elevation profile, volume) on your current survey while using the Compare View.

Learn more about how to use the Measurement tool‍.

5. 3D Compare View

Based on the same principle as in 2D view, it is possible to use the Compare View tool from the 3D visualization tool (accessible by clicking on the 2 yellow boxed buttons below).

You can adjust the style of the base layers directly from the base layer panel by clicking on the red boxed button below.

To learn more about the 3D view, see 2D/3D viewer‍.