Rookie Question - Which Map Type would be best in my case?


#1

Hi all,

I am trying to map a subdivision so I can have aerial imagery of the manholes, water meters, sewer clean-outs etc. (I work in the water industry).

This is my first time using a drone and specifically Drone Deploy, I have just completed my first flight mission and I’m in the process of uploading my images - what, in my circumstances would you recommend for the map type, terrain or structures?

Thanks!


#2

Try both. First up load the photos with terrain selected. Then when this is done, go to Dashboard, look at bottom of column and press + then select Upload images and continue but this time select structures when doing the upload. Look at the resulting maps and see which looks best.
Regards,
Terry.


#3

Will do! Thank you SolarBarn!


#4

If you are looking to locate utilities I would suggest always using terrain. In my experience, unless you are using ground control points, structure mode is not as horizontally accurate.

-Civil Contractor


#5

I use terrain for all my maps and I am getting good results.

Regards,
Terry.