What’s New in Pointscene? (17.4.2020)

Pointscene now supports WMS web services for ortho imagery, viewing single georeferenced 360° images and users also get notified by email for completed data processing, in addition to some minor adjustments and bug fixes.

WMS web map service support

Pointscene now publishes WMS web services including all of your site’s ortho photos that have sharing set on. Our WMS also supports multiple map projections / EPSG codes.

You must have ortho photos on the Site to use the “publish WMS” feature. Learn how to upload ortho photos.

Go to Publish data


Turn “Share on” for the layers to want to share. Select WMS button and copy the link. Now you can add the link to any Map / GIS software supporting standard WMS web services.

The shared link will provide WMS access to ALL the datasets that have the “Share on” option selected. It doesn’t matter which layer link you use.

Note! All changes in sharing settings might take up to 15 minutes to be activated. If the link doesn’t work, try again in 15 minutes.


Note! The WMS share link length — being more than 248 characters — unfortunately causes issues when using in Trimble Civil / Trimble Locus software (known issues). Trimble/Tekla software are the most common software with this namespace restriction, but this will likely be fixed in the next Trimble software versions. So please update your software to the newest version always when possible. If you find other solutions that have this restriction, please let us know at support@pointscene.com.

Supported EPSG codes for WMS (requires the “automation license” activation):

“EPSG:3857”, “EPSG:3067”, “EPSG:3873”, “EPSG:3874”, “EPSG:3875”, “EPSG:3876”, “EPSG:3877”, “EPSG:3878”, “EPSG:3879”, “EPSG:3880”, “EPSG:3881”, “EPSG:3882”, “EPSG:3883”, “EPSG:3885”, “EPSG:3885”, “EPSG:5972”, “EPSG:5973”, “EPSG:5974”, “EPSG:5975”, “EPSG:3006”, “EPSG:5846”, “EPSG:5847”, “EPSG:5848”, “EPSG:5849”, “EPSG:5850”, “EPSG:5851”, “EPSG:5852”, “EPSG:5853”, “EPSG:5854”, “EPSG:5855”, “EPSG:5856”, “EPSG:5857”, “EPSG:5110”.


360 Images

Now you can upload and see individual 360 images to Pointscene in addition to the “street view” imagery data. The upload process is exactly the same (https://pointscene.com/instructions/360-panorama-photos-upload/) and the system recognizes the images as an individual when the timestamp between pictures is bigger than 30 seconds.


Email notification

Once you upload a raster or point cloud, there is a processing time after the file is in our system. This processing time is depended on the data, so it varies between datasets. We added a feature, where the user get an email when the data processing is done, so that you don’t need to wait and stick around and wonder when the processing is done. The email arrives from the address: no-reply@mg.pointscene.com.

Other Changes

We removed the option for Hillshade upload and changed the name of Ortho photo to “Aerial”.

This is the new option to choose when uploading ortho mosaic map data (drone 2D map).

The other option “Map” is only for raster map drawings, as it is semi-transparent and is not able to be published as WMTS etc. web services.