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Using the 2D Full template

The 2D Full template is designed to create high-resolution orthomosaics and digital elevation models.

Download sample data

Sample data for the 2D Full template can be found on the sample data page. For the 2D Full template, a collection of images over a port in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is available. To download the sample data, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the sample data page.
  2. In the 2D Full table, click Download.
  3. Extract to a convenient location on your computer.

Create a project

To create your sample mapping project, complete the following steps:

  1. Start Drone2Map.
  2. Sign in using your ArcGIS Online organization or Portal for ArcGIS credentials.
  3. Select the 2D Full template and click Next.
  4. Provide a name for your project and choose a location to save it or accept the default.
  5. Click Add Images or Add Folder and browse to the location of the sample images folder, select the folder or images in the folder and click OK.

    This sample dataset includes an external GPS file. Drone2Map lets you know that it did not find any GPS information in the images by opening a new window requesting an external GPS file.

  6. When the GPS File Required window appears, browse to the Files folder in the sample data folder and select the Geolocation.csv file. Click OK to load the file information, then OK again to add it to the New Project page.
  7. Click Create to create the project.
  8. On the Home tab, click Options. Notice on the Initial tab, the keypoint image scale is set to full. Click 2D Products and notice the Orthomosaic resolution is set to the highest resolution. Click OK to accept the default settings.
  9. Click Start to begin processing.

View the results

When processing is complete, the full resolution orthomosaic, Digital Surface Model, and Digital Terrain Model are added to your map display and Contents pane.

View the images by panning and zooming around the banana base and checking your 2D products on and off to view the orthomosaic and Digital Elevation Model layers. Zoom in close to observe the high-resolution imagery produced with this template.