Process batch projects

Batch processing allows you to create multiple processing jobs and let Drone2Map process them in succession. This prevents you from having to watch for a project to complete before initiating another project. You can start several jobs, let them run overnight, and then view your results in the morning.

To create a batch project, complete the following steps:

  1. Start Drone2Map.
  2. Create individual projects following the directions in Create a project.
  3. Under Select Project Template, choose Batch Processing.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Type a name for the new batch project in the Give Your Batch Project a Name text box.
  6. Browse to a location on your local file system where you want the new project to be stored.
  7. Click Add Project to add individual projects (.d2mx) to your batch project.
  8. Click Create.

Interact with batch projects

After the batch project is created, the map is zoomed to the extent of all projects with the Project Areas layer in the contents pane and its table open.

To change processing options on a batch project, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the project from the map or the Project Areas table.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Change the processing options.

Manage projects

To add or remove projects, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Home tab, click Add Projects.
  2. Browse to the .d2mx project file and click OK.

    The project is added to the batch project.

  3. To remove a project, select the project or projects to be removed and click Remove Projects.
  4. Click Yes to confirm or No to cancel.

To view the processing report for a project, complete the following steps:

  1. Select a single project.
  2. Click Report Report.

Open projects

Once a project has completed processing, you can open it in a new Drone2Map window.

  1. Select the project you want to open.
  2. Click Open Project.
  3. A new Drone2Map window appears with that project.