Esri has just announced the release of Drone2Map 1.2, the company’s solution for working with and managing your UAV captured data, just in time for ESRIUC. Drone2Map for ArcGIS enables users to take UAV/UAV, drone-captured imagery into 2D and 3D imagery products in ArcGIS. Using Drone2Map you can create orthophotos, digital surface models (DSM), digital surface models (DSM), generate contours, 3D models, meshes and more.
Recall, Drone2Map for ArcGIS is a stand-alone 64 bit Windows desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into stunning information products in ArcGIS. Now, with drone hardware becoming more accessible, you can create 2D and 3D maps of features and areas. Drone2Map for ArcGIS is designed to be generic and you can register for a free trial of Drone2Map through the ArcGIS Marketplace.
According to the Esri dev team, this latest release builds on the themes of ease of use and automation by adding in key features for batch processing, sharing web maps, and increasing the quality of 2D and 3D imagery products.
Some highlights of the Drone2Map 1.2 release include:
- Run multiple projects in batch mode
- Redesigned ribbon for better organization and ease of use
- Ability to open your Drone2Map projects in ArcGIS Pro directly from Drone2Map
- Ability to change layer symbology in table of contents
- Level of Detail (LOD) support for 3D Textured Meshes
- Additional 3D textured mesh settings for better control of your output products
- Ability to recreate products without re-running initial processing
- New draw tools for marking up your Drone2Map projects
- Ability to share your Drone2Map projects as Web Maps to your sharing portal
- Improved image viewer with integrated image carousel
- View the processing log in real time to get more fine grained status
- Support for setting your output spatial reference without defining GCPs
- Use custom templates directly from create new project page
- Ability to select image points from the map when using the image properties window
- Added support for select calibration parameters
- Improved settings for default application behavior
To get started with Drone2Map simply login to your MyEsri Account.
For users of the Geonet community, there’s an active discussion area specifically focused on Drone2Map and related topics. SEE HERE
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- Drone2Map for ArcGIS Help Site
- Getting Started with Drone2Map for ArcGIS a free course from Esri Training
- Maps, UAV Data Collection Are at the Heart of the GIS to Support Campus Planning
- Video – Introducing Drone2Map