CrowdSight Toolkit comes with a sample batch file that you can run on startup to automatically
start CrowdSight Toolkit. You can find it in the same directory where you installed CrowdSight
Toolkit. If you did not change it during installation, the location is:
The autorun.bat file can be used as an alternative way to launch the Toolkit, which allows you to make use of some of the command line arguments that the application has available.
Within the default autorun.bat file you will two important sections. One where you need to enter your local configuration folder path, the camera name (which will dictate the CSV file's name), and your Toolkit license key, and one section where the command line arguments are stringed together.
We will first take a look at the first important section with an example of how it should be edited:
As you can notice, the local configuration path, camera name, and license have been modified to reflect the preferred settings.
The command line argument part is towards the end of the file and should look like this by default:
START CrowdSight-Toolkit.exe --capture 0 --camera-name %CAMERA_NAME% --crowdsight-license %LICENSE_KEY% --config-path %CONFIG_PATH% --auto-play
Each command line argument can be modified or removed, however, for previously set settings such as camera name, license key, and config path, it is best to not edit them here as well.
The --auto-play at the end tells the Toolkit to start by itself at boot-up, as long as you ensure that a shortcut copy of the autorun.bat file is placed in your C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder.
To access this folder and copy a shortcut of the autorun.bat file there please click on the Start button and type in 'Run'. Within the 'Run' window you should type shell:startup and press Enter. This will open the Startup folder. You can then right click within the Startup folder and click on 'Paste shortcut'. It is important to paste as shortcut and not copy the actual file so that the file that gets open is the one in your CrowdSight Toolkit installation folder.