Key Concepts – Start Here

What is Clirio? 

The Clirio app suite consists of the Clirio View and Clirio Scan apps.  Together, they create a nimble, lightweight multi-user platform for instantly capturing, organizing, sharing, reviewing, and resolving worksite field observations, issues, or updates. 

Are both Clirio View and Scan required? 

Clirio View is the master app, used to capture, organize and and share field observations and data. The Clirio Scan app is launched by the Clirio View app when creating a new 3D scan. The interaction between the apps is seamless and you won’t be aware that there are two apps working together. In general, you never need to manually launch the Clirio Scan app (but it does need to be installed on your device). If you do launch the Scan app directly, you can take a new scan or export a previous scan, but you won’t be able to publish that scan to the View app.

What hardware do I need to take full advantage of the Clirio apps?

Please review this article on supported devices.

What is a workspace?

A Clirio workspace represents a single field work site. Think of a workspace as a “project” within Clirio, representing one physical site of any size, and a group of Clirio users who are members of the workspace. A workspace contains some number POIs (Points Of Interest), and each POI contains some number of observations. A workspace is visually organized against a basemap. The basemap will be automatically generated from satellite imagery when the workspace is created. A custom basemap can also be loaded into the workspace from the Clirio cloud site. The size and extent of the automatically generated basemap will automatically re-scale to contain the POIs and observations created within the workspace.

What is a POI?  

A POI (Point Of Interest) is a container for one or more observations (such as photos, scans, voice memos or comments). A POI has a specific location and is displayed on the workspace basemap at that location. When observations are created or captured, they must be assigned to a POI. Normally, a POI holds various observations of different types or on different dates, captured at the same location. However an observation can have a different location than the POI.

What is an observation? 

An observation represents a single data capture from your field worksite. An observation can be: 

  • An image taken using the current device’s camera 
  • An image uploaded from local storage 
  • A text comment  
  • A voice memo (recording)
  • A scan of a location or object

Observations are held within points of interest (POI). A POI serves as a folder or container for observations. New observations, including scans, are created from the workspace view in Clirio View.

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