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.
There are two ways to share data within a project. You can share the entire project with a named collaborator, or you can share an individual map or report within a project using a share link. This document will walk you through both options and when to use them.
The best way to share a project with someone is to add them as a member of your project team. A member of the Project team will be able to view all project data, will receive updates when new maps are added to the Project, and will be able to interact with the data according to their organization role or plan type.
For example, an organization Editor will be able to edit data, while a view-only organization member will only be able to view data. This type of sharing is ideal for members of your organization -- and even subcontractors and clients -- that want to be able to access all maps and reports for a project.
You can add someone to a project team by clicking the "Team" button from within your project and entering their email address. We will then send an email to that person, inviting them to view your project.
If you have a list of users you would like to invite to a project you can add the list of users to your invite list separating users by comma, semicolon, or a space.
Your new teammate(s) will see an email inviting them to your project. Once they click the link in the email, they will also see the project appear on their dashboard.
Only paid subscribers can be added to a Project team
Please note that Free users cannot be added as Project team members. Instead, you can use a share link to allow free users to access a single view-only map. You may invite a user that is new to DroneDeploy. They will have access to the project during their 14-day trial, but will lose access at the end of that time unless they subscribe or are added to a paid organization.
Only paid users can add other users to their projects
Users on a free subscription cannot add users to their projects.
Projects viewed in the old user interface will appear as folders
Please note that if you try to share a project with someone who is using the old DroneDeploy user interface, the project will appear as a folder on their dashboard, rather than a project.
Another way to share project data is to share a view-only link to an individual map date. This is a good way to share data with clients and other stakeholders who want to see the latest data but don't need to edit it and don't want to login to DroneDeploy.
You can share a link to a map by navigating to the "Explore" page, using the date selector to choose the map date you want to share, and then clicking the "Share" tab at the bottom of the sidebar, or the “Share” button on the top right of the main header.
Then on the share page, copy the view only link and send it whomever you like.
If the person viewing the shared link is not logged in to DroneDeploy, they will see a basic, view-only version of the individual map you shared and will see the option to signup or login to DroneDeploy.
If the person viewing the shared link is logged in, they will see a basic, interactive view of the individual map you shared and they will be able to view layers and make measurements and exports according to the permissions allowed by their subscription or organization role.
Share Link Units
Currently, our default units for share links are meters for users who are accessing shared links when not logged into their DroneDeploy account. Once the receiver has logged into their DroneDeploy account, the units in which the sender has set will be shown.
You can use the View Only share link to embed that view onto your webpage. To do so:
- Add to the beginning of the share link:
<iframe width='500' height='500' src='
- Add to the end of the share link:
Just like you can share a link to an individual map, so can you share a link to an individual report. First navigate to the "Report" tab, select the type of report you want to share and the date for that report, and then click the "Share" button at the bottom of the sidebar.
Clicking the share button will copy the link to your clipboard so that you can paste and share it with whomever you like. Viewers of the share link will see only the report, with the options to Print, Sign Up or Log In to DroneDeploy.
If you would like to share your Video and Panoramic data with the rest of your team you will want to add shared users as project team members. We plan on developing links for sharing individual panoramas soon. Currently there are no public link sharing of videos at this time.
Updated 5 days ago