There has been many exciting releases this month which are helping Optioneer Users achieve more in project environment, beyond AI-powered routing and constraint analysis only.
These features allow:
better visualisation of results - for better stakeholder engagement
manual annotations and comments on the map - for easier collaboration and recording of survey data
better understanding of parameters in configuration - for more intuitive and robust methodology
a lot of smaller improvements that make Optioneer much more intuitive and easy to work with - for a better experience when using the software
Comments and Annotations
Users can now put comments and annotations on the map to provide individual insights or record information from surveys. Comments can be developed into discussions in threads, shared outside of Optioneer and summarised on the Project Home page. This functionality makes Optioneer very useful beyond the initial routing stage.
Full summary of this feature can be found in this online video.
3D Map View
Terrain elevation and GIS data can be now viewed in 3D which makes the whole analysis experience much more realistic and informative. Thanks to the 3D view, data visualisation becomes more meaningful and helps keep stakeholders on board from the very early stages of projects.
Full summary of the feature can be found in this LinkedIn post.
Side-by-side Comparison of Configurations
Optioneer now allows for comparison of up to three different configurations side-by-side. This makes the auditing of assumptions, across multiple configurations, much easier. It also allows for the set up of multiple configurations simultaneously.
In-app Design Rule Documentation
A quick summary and description of various design rules will now appear as design rules are edited. This documentation provides very useful guidance on how to configure Optioneer to get the best results and required parameters. Links to more detailed documentation and further reading are available to the user too. Thanks to this feature, configuration of Optioneer becomes much easier and accessible to first-time users.
Improvements to existing features
One-click Exports of Points, Lines and Polygons
All user defined map features can be now saved into a .geojson and used in other GIS software. You can use Optioneer as a common environment for day-to-day GIS operations.
Map Visualisation Improvements
Heatmaps' opacity can be now adjusted and vector data can have an outline around a shape to make adjacent features easier to distinguish. Maps are now more readable and customisable.
Faster and More Efficient Parameter Input
All parameters that could be edited like a spreadsheet or a table can now be edited in that way. The input method is much more convenient and intuitive. Optioneer can be now set up in seconds!
Naming and Sorting Changes
Configuration names, design rule names and parameter names are now re-structured so that the structure and order in which they appear in selection is more logical (sorted alphabetically). As a result, output parameters from the same group like 'distance through' or 'number of features' will appear right next to each other.