What is the difference between a VectorMap and a DynamicVectorMap in Altus?

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answered Mar 16, 2022 by ba3user (4,000 points)

A VectorMap is:

  • 2D
  • on the surface of the planet
  • generally static
  • Can contain 2D lines, polylines and polygons

A DynamicVectorMap is:

  • 3D (points for lines and polygons can have altitude)
  • on the surface or in the air or both
  • dynamic (meaning lines/polygons can be added and deleted easily)
  • Can contain 3D lines, polylines and polygons

There are limits on the number of shapes you can put in a DynamicVectorMap that are determined by the power of the CPU and GPU on the machine running the code. These two examples can help you get a sense of those limits: