The Maps tab inside the Dragonfly Web UI allows you to manage your maps.
Create a new map
As soon as you have done a proper mapping of your environment (or while doing it) you might want to save your progresses to avoid losing the work done. This can be done using the Create a new map area. Fill it with the name and the description of the map and press on Save. If the saving is successful, a new map appears in the list below.
This map can be then loaded, even after the Dragonfly Web Ui has been closed.
Weight of the maps on disk
The weight of a map related to an area of about 6000 m3 (made of about 20,000 Map Points) is about 100 MB, for example.
Reset current map
If, for some reason, a map has been wrongly generated and the navigation experience is not satisfactory, it is possible to clear the current map and re-start the mapping process from scratch after having pressed the Reset map button. This will delete all the current progress, and restart the navigation with zero markers and zero map-points. This is a function we strongly suggest you to use during your first tests of Dragonfly (while you are getting familiar with the mapping process).
Synchronize with server
The map management system implements a feature that allows a local saved map to be saved also on the Onit Cloud server. Doing so, a map created by one device can be shared among all the other devices running other Dragonfly instances and connected to the same Site ID. This avoids having to re-map the whole area with every new device that will make use of Dragonfly. In order to save a map in the cloud, just press the Synchronize button on the right. An Internet connection is required.
Pressing on the Synchronize button will:
- upload to the Onit cloud server:
- all the locally saved maps that are more recent than the ones already existing on the Onit Cloud server.
- all the NEW maps that exist locally but do not exist on the Onit Cloud server.
- download from the Onit Cloud server:
- all the maps detected as more recent than the local ones.
- all the NEW maps not available locally.
How can you move/share heavy maps file between different machines?
You can move heavy maps manually using a USB dongle or with SCP as explained in this page.
Load a map
To load a map, just select a map in the list and press on the Load button. When a map is loaded, return to the Main tab. The name of the loaded map should be displayed. If the navigation is started, it will automatically be resumed in the loaded map and Dragonfly will recover its position within the loaded map.
Update a map
If a previously saved map has been extended or improved, it is possible to save the progress within the same map file by pressing the Update button.
Delete a map
If you want to discard a saved map, you can do it by pressing the Delete button. This is not reversible!!!