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. Linking to Route Maps
  11. Generating Printable Reports
  12. Linking Directly to a Frame
  13. Emailing a Route Position
  14. Setting User Preferences

Launching the Application

To open Roadview Explorer, launch a compatible web browser and enter the following address:

Compatible browsers:

Google Chrome 45+ Google Chrome 45+
Microsoft Edge 14+ Microsoft Edge 14+
>Mozilla Firefox 43+ Mozilla Firefox 43+
Opera 35+ Opera 35+
Safari 9+ Safari 9+
Launching the Application

Roadview Explorer home 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:

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

Example Route Search window

Example Route Search window

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

Adjusting the Current Route

You can slightly adjust the route position by clicking the Adjust Route button (Adjust Route button). The Adjust Route window opens, where you can change the the route position (such as change the mileage position, change the year/cycle, or do a u-turn).

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 click once 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.

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.

This zoom mode is not available when the photolog contains a spherical (360°) image. Use the mouse wheel or zoom slider for the spherical image instead.

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.

Route Information Panel

Example Route information details

Example Route information details pane

The panel at the bottom of the screen displays information relevant to the frame that is being displayed, including:

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.

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

To measure a distance on the pavement image, double-click the image at the point where you want to start measuring. Then, double-click the image at the point where you want to end the measurement. The points are connected with a line.

Every measurement you take is added to the Measurements table on the left side of the panel.

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

Linking to Route Maps

To open a dynamic map of the current route location, click the Map Open map button. A map opens in a new tab or window.

If you get a message stating that pop-ups are blocked, change your browser settings to allow pop-up windows and tabs.

Map opened from Roadview Explorer

Current location shown in a map

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.

Email route link window

Email Route Link window

Setting User Preferences

You can set default display preferences 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 user preferences, click the User Settings icon (User settings button) to the right of the Select a Route button. The User Settings panel opens.

User Settings panel

User Settings panel

The following options may be available, depending on your system configuration.

To save your preferred settings, click the Save Settings button. If you want to revert to the default settings at any point, click the Restore Defaults button.