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All clients are provided with a specific project link via email by our team - this may include one or more map views
Click between the icons on the bottom of the map to toggle between the 2D View and the 3D View. The "Trifold Map" icon is the 2D View and the "Cube" icon is the 3D View.
The SD and HD resolution toggle is only applicable to the 3D Model view. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner to toggle between the two modes.
The Point Cloud View is only applicable to the 3D Model View. Click on the toggle button in the top left corner.
A Point Cloud is a 3D visualization made up of thousands or even millions of geo referenced points. Point clouds provide high-resolution data without the distortion sometimes present in 3D mesh models and are commonly used in industry-standard software.
Left-click and hold: to orbit model around centroid
Right-click and hold: to pan model
Scroll wheel: to zoom in and out
One finger clicked down: to orbit model around centroid
Two fingers clicked down: to pan model
Two fingers sliding: to zoom in and out
To view the Map Photos on the map, toggle the button on from the menu on the left side. This allows you to see where all of the photos are taken from on the map on both the 2D Model View and the 3D Model View.
To download a photo, simply click on the Download Media button in the top right corner when previewing the photo.
To share a photo, simply click on the Share button in the top right corner when previewing the photo.
Radiometric Thermal Data
To enter the side-by-side comparison mode, click the “Compare” button on the date selector bar. You will see a slider appear in the middle of the screen and two date selectors appear in the top bar. This function might not be available depending on the project.
The date on the left is for the “primary map”, and the date on the right is for the “comparison map”. The primary map is the map that you had been viewing when you entered the compare mode and all of the annotations that you see while in compare mode pertain to this primary map. By default, the comparison map will be the map captured just prior to the primary map, however, you can change either map selection by clicking on the forward and back arrows or the dates within the top date selector bar.
Compare mode can be used to compare elevation, plant health, and other map layers between two map dates. Any map layers that you select in the sidebar will appear on both maps, provided that the necessary data is present in both maps. If you are trying to compare the digital terrain model on one map to another map that does not have a digital terrain model, the layer on the comparison map will not appear.
The comparison mode can also be used to compare measurements on different dates. Whenever you select a measurement while in compare mode, you will see two sets of measurements in the side-bar -- one set of measurements for the primary map, and another set of measurements for the comparison map. This will allow you to compare volume measurements, elevations, and even slopes and elevation profiles between map dates.
To toggle between maps click on the drop down menu at the top of the map. There may be only one map view available depending on the project.
Go to 2D Map view to access this feature, may also be viewable on 3D Model view, depending on the project. By using the Elevation layer and toolbox, you can adjust the contrast to highlight variability within your map.
To get started, make sure you are have selected the Map Tab, and select the Elevation layer from the side panel at the left. You will see the digital surface model (DSM) projecting the height of your map.
When you open your map from the dashboard, it will automatically be brought to the orthomosaic map. Choose Elevation layer from the options underneath the "Map" tab.
This will also update the panel in the top left showing a histogram of the elevations of the data, and the data itself. By clicking on the arrow next to the Elevation Layer you can expand your elevation Toolbox.
By clicking on the arrow, you can access several adjustable fields on the Elevation map: Range of values, colour and intensity.
You can select a different colouring by clicking the Color Dropdown. You have two option, Jet and Gray:
You can also select different intensities of the shadows, from Low to Max, to emphasize depth:
You also have the ability to change the opacity if you would like to display other layers simultaneously with your Elevation layer such as the the orthomosaic or the Plant Health layer.
Just click on the opacity percentage to be able to move the slider to adjust opacity.
The elevation histogram has a few different values. Using the bottom sliding bar, you can change the values presented on the map. The map will automatically update.
Adjust the range of the elevation presented using the handles at the bottom of the histogram.
The top row of numbers is the area of the total map that falls within the range specified using the scale bar at the bottom.
The number at the top of the histogram presents the area of the map that falls within the range specified by handles at the bottom.
As long as your project contains more than 1 map, you will see a new layer available in your projects called “Cut/Fill”. When you select the layer, a red/blue heatmap layer will appear on top of the map you are viewing which shows the elevation difference between that map and another map within the project.
By default, the heat-map will show the elevation comparison between the map you are viewing and the previous map within the project, but if you would like to compare to a different map, you can select a different one from the Cut/Fill details page.
Keep Your Comparison Map in Mind. The comparison map you choose within the Cut/Fill details page will also be reflected in your Export page if you export Cut/Fill data. You can always come back to the details page to update or change the comparison map for analysis or exporting.
This feature may or may not be viewable, depending on your project. For radiometric thermal maps, you can inspect the temperature at a specific point or adjust your visualization to identify areas of your map that may be outside of acceptable temperature ranges.
This feature may or may not be viewable, depending on your project. To get started, select make sure you are on the Map View rather than the Model View, then click on the Plant Health button on the side panel on the map page. This will update the panel on the left to show a histogram of the data and the data itself.
If you click the arrow next to plant health you can explore the plant health toolbox.
In opening the Plant Health toolbar, the panel on the left side becomes populated with an adjustable histogram and other plant health options.
You can also choose the appropriate colour band order that is specific to your camera filter.
We can also select a different algorithm (better suited to different crop varietals) by clicking the dropdown in the top left.
Grid and Zone tool under Plant Health provides the ability to create higher-level management zones from NDVI maps. NDVI management zones in agriculture help make the highly detailed and large NDVI map into a more manageable dataset by grouping similar regions (either geographically or visually) within a field.
If you scroll further down, you'll notice that you also have the ability to change the transparency of your Plant Health Layer using the opacity tool. This can allow you the ability to visualize your plants and any other objects within your map.
Facade captures are organized in your projects as media pins, and each facade can be found represented by a blue marker seen below.
Pins are placed at the center of the facade flight plan and can be moved through drag and drop. Select a facade to reveal a pop-out preview of that capture.
Move between facades by selecting from the list in the left panel, or by selecting another pin.
Use this pop out to easily navigate to sharing options and reports, but first, select Inspect to enter the 3D model view and conduct your first facade inspection.
Setting the default view will allow for control over the thumbnail of your site, as well be the first point of entry when viewing the model. To do this, select "Set Default View" at the top of the screen, position the 3D model to the preferred starting view and zoom level.
Save this view, and when you view this model or share it with others your default view will be applied.
Start by entering the model, and selecting the Inspect option at the top of your model. In this mode, view the drone's camera positions, and click into these indicators to view the source image for that location.
Navigate around your 3D model with ease using the new D-Pad Navigation feature. This can be controlled by the on-screen controls, or your keyboard, to move from image to image in the model and perform inspections efficiently.
Facade Issues are created on the source imagery in the same way as our 3D inspections. To do so, select the issue option and then with the crosshair, select the location of the item you'd like to highlight and create a pin.
All issue markers can now be seen in inspect mode, even if they are located in adjacent source images. Navigate between these by selecting the pin, or using the D-pad navigation.
Choose your issue type, and provide a summary for that pin.
We're working on more issue types for you! Please reach out to email@example.com if you have feedback on how we can improve this feature or any of our report functionality for your organization.
Compiling your facade inspection into a report is simple once you've marked your model with issues.
Access the report by selecting the Report tab at the top of the project, or select View Report from the Facade pin on the Explore page for quick access.
A location indicator is shown to the left of the issue selection, to provide context as to where that problem exists in the map.
This report can easily be shared directly by email, or add users to the project so they always know when a new report is available. You may also download this report as a PDF to save and share externally with stakeholders and other project collaborators.
If you look at the sidebar on the right, you can see Annotations and Tools options.
Compatible Browsers. Please note that annotations, just like all of DroneDeploy, work best on Google Chrome.
Here is an example annotation (from the Volume annotation example)
To change your preferred units for annotations, please navigate to in your dashboard and navigate to `Units` about halfway down the page.
If you want to take note of a specific point, this is the tool for you. Once selected, you'll be asked to select a point on the map:
Moving it to a location of interest and clicking that location will generate a marker.
Here, we have selected to annotate the building. When clicking, you will now see the latitude and longitude for that location, a text box in which to add notes, and the annotation controls. Once the comment is saved, you will see your name and the date of the comment. If you click on the images you will also be able to view your photos at native resolution.
If you have assigned a CRS (coordinate reference system) for the project you will now see the State Plane Coordinate System (SPCS) coordinates based on the assigned CRS for your project.
You can also find the elevation of a single point in your map by simply placing a location marker on the point of interest.
The Distance or line tool will allow you to measure the length of a straight line or a series of lines.
Here we measure the length of the field to be 4560.8 feet.
You will be provided horizontal length and surface length. Horizontal length is the horizontal distance between two vertices and surface length is the distance over the processed orthomosaic (including surface objects).
View the elevation profile or cross-section for a single segment of a line drawn with the annotations tool. This is helpful to:
All of these annotations are available to use on your 3D Model view as well. 3D Annotations bring you a more efficient and accurate noting in 3D mode for precision, accuracy, and a better experience when annotating your model. Annotations in 3D will snap right onto the 3D surface and draw exactly where your cursor is pointed, allowing you to make the most accurate measurements ever in 3D. This will enable you to precisely measure complex 3D structures such as towers, buildings, and facilities.
The Issue Report on DroneDeploy lets you create printable or sharable PDF documents of your issues, including the type of issue, status, and the summary associated with the issue.
Easily share the results of your inspection with your team by automatically generating an inspection report. The inspection report includes the map locations of all of the issues so that workers can easily find where each issue is, as well as close-up imagery and all of the issue details they need to address it.
To view the inspection report, just go to the "Report" section and you'll see a printable report of all of the issues created for that project.
The Issues Report is available in the Report section within a Project or in the Reports section of your Exports tab for single maps, and includes a PDF file of your map, table of issues, sharing, co-branding and more.
These are summary reports that are autogenerated by the software. From the Reports tab, select Issue Report to generate the report of your site.
The report will include an overview of the total number of issues reported, and then organize them by type. Each issue will display the type, summary, date created and the status of that issue.
A magnified image of the Issue is below, providing the type, summary, location and date captured.
If you want to report only a subset of all issues -- for example, only open issues or issues of a particular type -- you can use the filters in the sidebar to customize your report.
At the bottom left of the screen, you'll have the option to Print or Share.
Allows you to export your data quickly from the cloud to your desktop for integration with third-party software. There may be an additional cost for exports, for more information please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JPG (RGB Image)
GeoTIFF (RGB Image)
GeoTIFF (Raw Elevation Values - DEM)
DXF/SHP (Contour files)
OBJ (3D Model)
LAS (Point Cloud)
XYZ (Point Cloud)
RCP File Export
Source Imagery (ZIP)