Remote Monitoring From A New Perspective

By Marshall Moutenot on February 8, 2021

If you're familiar with Lens, you know that it provides a unique view from above for remote monitoring. We are excited to announce that it now provides a view from above-ish! Bear with me, the "-ish" changes everything about how we are able to view our landscapes remotely.

Lens now supports two viewpoints: 2D and 3D. The 2D viewpoint is Lens as you are used to: a view from directly above. The 3D viewpoint utilizes a newly-available terrain data to add depth and elevation context to the remote monitoring process.

At first, the team and I thought this primarily a fun visual update - but as we tested it we were surprised to discover the rich context gained from a new perspective, especially in landscapes with varied or dramatic elevation. We were able to see how water moved across a landscape, and how patterns of vegetation followed the topography. We were able to circle around properties to see it from different angles as if you from a helicopter or drone.

We’re excited to hear how you use this new viewpoint - share with us what you’re finding so we can learn alongside you.

So check out the documentation, give it a whirl, and let us know what you think!

If you are already using Lens, we'll be discussing it in the Community Forum.