Your DroneDeploy data is stored in pixels rather than as a set of shapes. This is appropriate for various remote sensing applications. However, many precision agriculture software packages use information stored as a set of shapes rather than pixels.
What is a shapefile?
A shapefile (.shp) is a simple data format that stores the location, shape, and relationships of objects within a geographic area.
Exporting your map as a shapefile simplifies the data present and allows you to easily integrate the data into outside software.
Shapefiles segment data in a way that can be meaningfully interpreted by a program or equipment. This is the difference between telling your tractor that "the NDVI value of this 50cm area is .25 on a scale of 0 to 1" versus "this 30-acre area needs X amount of nitrogen based on its NDVI value compared to the rest of my field."
Shapefile exports are available for data processed while on a Business, Premier (formerly Precision) or Enterprise account.
Shapefiles are especially useful when subcategorizing a larger area. To do so, please refer to Zone Management.
Shapefile exports are available for:
Plant Health: subcategorize your data into meaningful units.
Elevation Toolbox: The Digital Surface Model can be exported as contours.
For Plant Health maps, make sure to select the right min and max bounds under the histogram.
You will get an email shortly after with a link to download the map in shapefile format.