Vista Data Vision

Webcam – New interface and easier to manage

VDV users can now create and manage webcams through the VDV Data Source web interface. Previously this work had to be done on the server running VDV. This makes it much easier for project managers to manage their webcams just like other project sources.

The User Interface for viewing webcam images has been completely redesigned with the goal of creating an interface that is intuitive by being very similar to standard video players and image viewers that our users are accustomed to. Switch between gallery and timelapse view, filter to view only images within specific hours, and more.

The new view is then integrated into other VDV components such as Dashboard, GIS, and Real Time Display.

Manual Import

A new and user-friendly web-based Manual Import feature has been added to VDV. It gives users a good preview of the changes being made to the data at every step in the import process.

The most common uses cases for this function are the following:

Import missing data – If there is a communication issue with a device, it can result in a data gap in VDV. If the missing data can be retrieved later, Manual Import would be used to import that data.

Import historical data – In some cases, a new data import in VDV might be created that only contains recent data. But backup files exist with older historical data for the site. Then that data can be uploaded to VDV using Manual Import.

Overwrite bad data – If there are issues with the imported data in VDV then that data can be exported, fixed, and then re-imported using Manual Import.


Visit the VDV helpdesk for more information.

Updated Graph Editor

The Graph Editor has been completely redesigned. Features are now grouped together, and many visual configuration items have been introduced to clarify the setting options.

The new graph editor is now used in Dashboard, Historical, and Report setup.

Web Service Layers – Add directly from Web Services

GIS in VDV now supports adding layers directly from Web Services. This allows adding both public layers as well as privately managed layers.

The main change with this new feature is that before, the supported file layers were static, but now with the web service, layers will be updated automatically in VDV if they are updated in the web service.
The supported web services are:

  • WMS – Web Map Service
  • WMTS – Web Map Tile Service
  • TMS – Tile Map Service

WMS and WMTS support multiple layers per web service, and TMS can be used as a replacement for direct tile upload.

Click here to watch our video on using setup web service layers and custom base maps.


Web Service Basemaps – Create custom base maps

Web Service support has also been added for Basemaps. This means custom base maps can be created using privately managed GIS layers.

Loadsensing EDGE CMT support

VDV now supports both the Cloud and local Edge CMT API. Data can be collected from all Loadsensing Node types using both the Cloud CMT and Edge CMT in those cases where data must be accessed locally.
Users set up the API data import within VDV and select which nodes to import data from.


Geokon Geonet API support update

The Geonet API support has been updated with improved data import. The VDV Geonet Data Source now also supports MEMS sensors that were previously not supported.


New Burst Data support for Axilog and GSS

VDV Burst Data has added support for Axilog and GSS vibration devices.
Event and background data can be imported and viewed in the Burst Data feature in VDV.

VDV already supports Instantel, Syscom, Sigicom, Profound & Campbell Scientific for event-based dynamic monitoring data.



Fixed color scale – Set a custom fixed scale for intensity plots

It is now possible for users to set a custom fixed scale for intensity plots. This is useful for comparing different time periods or intensity plots on the same dashboard when auto-scaling would make the scaling different for each plot.



Move Solutions Integration

The entire Move Solutions portfolio of products has been integrated via API for easy configuration and presentation in sensemetrics. Significant developments have been coordinated between partners to support the portfolio of dynamic sensing products, including the Move Solutions Deck, Accel SHM, and Vibrometer. Users will also have access to enhanced sensor-specific algorithms, including:

  • Frequency Domain Decomposition
  • Fast Fourier Transform
  • Pk-Pk Density probability

Cost-effective dynamic monitoring sensors pioneered by Move Solutions are revolutionizing structure health monitoring (SHM) for structures where static sensors are less effective in determining a state of change. The enhanced integration with Move Solutions’ portfolio of products accomplished an industry-first surfacing of advanced functionality, reducing configuration time and offering extended analysis tools for Infrastructure IoT users.


Trimble Total Station Integration

Trimble Total Stations controlled by T4D can now be connected to sensemetrics through an intuitive FTP integration workflow supporting a unified view and correlation with other non-geospatial sensors. The raw measurements received from T4D can be stored and displayed alongside the typical displacement and velocity analytics available for all supported geospatial sensors.


Expanded Worldsensing Integration

Support has been expanded for all Worldsensing tilt sensors.
A complete listing of supported devices can be found here: