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Data Sharing

DroneDeploy allows you to share your data with colleagues and the world! Here's how...

At DroneDeploy, we allow you to instantly share your data with anyone in the world so they can access your powerful on-demand mapping platform's results wherever they are.

Most of our customers use this for several reasons:

  • Sharing with a client: "Here's the data you requested."
  • Sharing with an advisor: "I noticed XXX on my latest map - what does this mean?"
  • Bragging rights: "This is really cool stuff, look what I just did!"

This document will walk you through the different ways you can share data for these and other use cases.

Overview

We have several options for sharing data:

  1. Privately sharing with another DroneDeploy user
  2. Publicly sharing an interactive version of the map. This process is slightly different for 3D models.
  3. Sharing a link to download a dataset via email

Click on the above links to find out about a specific option, or read on for the full explanation.

1. Privately sharing with another DroneDeploy user

This is the most common way people share data on DroneDeploy, and is exceptionally useful for sharing data with clients.

What does this share?

When shared, this will add a map entry to the user's dashboard.
-They will be able to view all the layers of data you create and add annotations.
-They will not be able to re-share or export your data unless you have created an Organization and included them in it. If you would like to share data within an organization, please see here.

How do I privately share data?

Navigate to a map from your dashboard. At the top of the sidebar on the left-hand side, click the Share button

This will open up a dialogue with two different options:

Sharing dialogue with two options for sharing.

Sharing dialogue with two options for sharing.

You can enter their email, and type a brief message. This will send an email from DroneDeploy's servers, with some useful information about the map.

Example of an email generated by DroneDeploy.

Example of an email generated by DroneDeploy.

Links will expire after 14 days

You can generate new links by going through the same process. The shared data will still be viewable in their account after the link has expired - this is just a link to grant access.

2. Publicly sharing an interactive version of the map

This option is useful for sharing a map with colleagues who do not wish to create a DroneDeploy account, or on social media.

What does this share?

This will share only the currently selected layer of your map. Anyone who clicks on the link will be able to see the map at different levels of detail.

Example of a publicly shared Digital Surface Model.

Example of a publicly shared Digital Surface Model.

One thing to note is that we don't show the base-layer satellite imagery when sharing maps publicly.

How do I publicly share data?

Open the map from your dashboard and navigate to the layer you want to share. Below, we've selected the Elevation map.

Click the Share button at the top.

Opening this panel will give you two options:

Link : A link to copy and paste into an email or social media.This is the default​ option. The link will never expire.

Embed : Clicking this button creates an iframe code. This can be used to embed the map in a web page.

Sharing 3D Models

Please note that sharing is slightly different for 3D models. To publicly share a 3D model, select that layer from sidebar, and click on the SketchFab cube icon in the lower left of the page.

This will open a new open window. From the SketchFab page, click on the Share button below the model.

Tip: On some screens, the SketchFab cube may be hidden in the corner. Click on the blue arrow to collapse the map panel and bring up the cube in the lower left.

There are several options to share:

  1. Using the provided direct link.
  2. Via the pre-created social media links.

Alternatively, you can embed the 3D model in your own site. Click Get Embed Code

This will generate a .html code to copy and paste.

3. Emailing a link to download data

Our Pro, Business, and Premier (formerly Precision), and Enterprise customers have the option to provide clients or partners with a link to download data for further analysis in a different software program. This allows you to share the data without having to download it onto your own device.

Please see our instructions on Exporting your data to use this feature.

More information about the data generated with DroneDeploy is available here: Data Output Formats

4. Use the Box App from the DroneDeploy App Market

Sync your DroneDeploy data directly to your organization’s Box account using the free Box App from the DroneDeploy App Market. You can then share your data using Box.

If you experience any issues, please contact support@dronedeploy.com .

Data Sharing

DroneDeploy allows you to share your data with colleagues and the world! Here's how...