DroneDeploy

Data Export Formats

DroneDeploy allows you to export your data quickly from cloud to your desktop for integration with third-party software.

Part of putting your drone to work is having the right data for analysis. Below is a list of DroneDeploy data exports. Please take a look at our Exporting your data guide for directions to download the data.

File Format
Notes

JPG

(RGB Image)

  • Available for all 2D layers: 2D Map, Elevation, and Plant Health.

  • Includes a .KML file and a .TWF file with the georeferenced metadata.

  • Easy to share through any standard image software such as Windows Photo Viewer or Preview. Print or use within presentations.

  • Available in our Pro, Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.


GeoTIFF

(RGB Image)

  • Available for all 2D layers: 2D Map, Elevation, and Plant Health.

  • Includes a .TWF file with the georeferenced metadata.

  • Includes a .KML file is when using the Web Mercator Projection.

  • File format suited for 2D analysis in GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.

  • Available in our Pro, Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.


GeoTIFF

(Raw Elevation Values - DEM)

  • Available for Elevation exports.

  • One-band GeoTIFF file with embedded elevation values.

  • File format suited for 2D analysis in GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.

  • Only available in our Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.


DXF/SHP

(Contour files)

  • Available for Elevation exports.

  • Georeferenced lines of equal elevation according to the chosen interval. See Contours.

  • For use in AutoDesk suite and Mining/Construction software.

  • Only available in our Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.


Shapefile

(Contour files)

  • Available for Plant Health exports.

  • Plant health data stored as a set of shapes (polygons) with a default resolution of 10m x 10m. See Shapefile Exports.

  • Only available in our Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.


OBJ

(3D Model)

  • Digital Model. .obj surface with .jpg texture files model.

  • Not georeferenced: defined in a model-local coordinate system.

  • Available in our Pro, Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.


LAS

(Point Cloud)

  • .las point cloud.

  • Can be used in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Global Mapper, Applied Imagery, or similar software.

  • Only available in our Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.


XYZ

(Point Cloud)

  • .xyz point cloud that contains RGB information (XYZRGB). Resolution is specifiable.

  • Most common file format accepted across Construction/Mining software formats.

  • Only available in our Business, and Enterprise subscriptions.

Export Map Projections

By default, most exports are generated using the Web Mercator projection (EPSG: 3857). This is great for importing into web mapping systems such as Google Earth or Mapbox.

We also make exports available in the most common global spherical coordinate system: WGS84 (EPSG: 4326). This coordinate system is commonly used for more traditional "desktop" mapping tools.

If you require a custom EPSG code such as State Plane Coordinate System or Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), contact our support team to inquire about our Business and Enterprise accounts with custom EPSG support.

Choosing between WGS84 and Web Mercator

When you specify Web Mercator, your export is projected in WGS84 EPSG: 3857. This is a version of WGS84 (EPSG: 4326) that is optimized for web viewing. If you'd like to view your files on your website, Google Earth, or something similar, choose this option. If you're using the files in ArcGIS or something similar, choose WGS84.