The overlay tool allows you to easy import and overlay data layers right within the DroneDeploy interface — letting you quickly compare actual site conditions to other spatial information like design plans and utility maps. You can orient and overlay construction site plans like CAD drawings on top of your drone maps. This allows you to check progress against plan drawings, grading vs. actual elevation, spotting health and safety issues, annotating delivery route planning and many other use cases.
The overlays feature is availlable to customers on DroneDeploy's Business and Enterprise plans.
Click the “Add” button, select a single page PDF document or PNG image with a transparent background, and then drag the two markers to align the image using recognizable features on the map.
Don’t have a PDF of your plan?
AutoCAD and other CAD software can export your plan or drawings as transparent PDFs for import into DroneDeploy.
Drag the two markers to align the image using recognizable features on the map.
You are able to add multiple plans to the same map and show or hide different layers.
A final overlay over the map.
Viewing overlays in the Elevation mode can provide many insights.
You can now generate a raster orthomosaic with the overlay included. To do so, please make sure that the Overlay is enabled on your map data page.