DroneDeploy is exited to announce the release of our new Stockpile Report which will allow users to more quickly and easily measure and report upon the total amount of different types of materials that you have in stockpiles on site.
We’ve developed these tools with input from customers like you, and we welcome your continued feedback to help make them even better. Once you’ve tried these tools, we would really appreciate it if you would complete this brief survey to let us know what you think of the new tools.
How can I access it?
Stockpile Reports are currently available for all Business and Enterprise users at no additional cost.
First, identify the materials that you have on site. This material may be a general type of material (for example, top soil, gravel or sand) or a very specific product type. These materials will be used to organize and summarize your stockpiles and calculate the total mass and value of your inventory. You can create a material by making a volume measurement and clicking the "Material" dropdown and selecting "New Material."
Then select "New Material"...
And enter the name, density and value of the material.
The material you've created will then be associated with that volume measurement. You can repeat the process to add more materials.
Warning: Editing a material will affect measurements on volumes that reference it
Organization administrators can edit the details of a material, however, please be aware that this will affect the mass and value calculations of any volume measurements that reference it.
Once you have created a material, you can reuse it over and over again to label other stockpiles at that location or at other locations. Every material you have created will appear in the materials dropdown list and you can select it when making your volume measurement. For example, since we've already created the Gravel material, it appears in the material dropdown for all volume measurements.
When you're done, all stockpiles on your map should be labeled with the appropriate material.
Recommendation: Use the same colors for the same materials
Currently stockpiles of the same material will appear as the same color on the report, but not in the main mapping interface (unless the user carefully chooses the same color each time). We recommend manually selecting the same annotation color for stockpiles of the same materials.
If you're managing tens or hundreds of stockpiles, carefully defining the perimeter of each one each time you fly might become repetitive and tedious. Fortunately, we have tools to help you automate the process. You can install the "Copy Annotations" app in the app market and use it copy volume and other annotations that you've already made on a previous map to a new map of the same location. This works especially well if your stockpiles mostly stay in the same place, but you can also adjust the perimeter of the volume annotations once you copy them.
You can also consider using our Stockpile AI tool (available for Enterprise customers) that automatically detects stockpile perimeters and allows you to select them with a single click.
Volumes that have been assigned materials will appear in a new stockpile report, which summarizes the total amount and value of each type of material on site for a particular map date. To get to the report, go to the "Report" tab
and select "Stockpile Report".
From there, you can view, print, share or export the raw data from your report.
The report includes a map of the project with stockpiles represented in different colors based upon their material.
It also includes a summary table showing the total volume, mass and value of each material on site.
And it includes individual maps and tables for each material type, like this one showing "Fine Sand".
If you want to export the raw values from your report so that you can format them in your own custom report or input them into other systems, you can use the "CSV" button to download them.
Please note that certain capabilities are not yet available. Here is a brief list of the capabilities that are not present yet but that will be coming soon:
- The ability to assign a color to a material
- The ability to delete a material
- Warning messaging about editing or deleting materials that are already associated with volume measurements
Have ideas for more improvements you would like to see? Please let us know in this brief survey!