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Work with project templates

Project templates help you quickly create projects based on the types of products required to support your workflow.

Default project templates

The following default project templates are available in ArcGIS Drone2Map:

Project templateOutputsExample usage

2D Rapid

  • Orthomosaic
  • Digital Surface Model
  • Digital Terrain Model

  • Create a low-resolution orthomosaic and digital elevation models.
  • Quickly verify your drone collection was successful.
  • Minimum settings are applied in processing options.

2D Full

  • Orthomosaic
  • Digital Surface Model
  • Digital Terrain Model
  • NDVI

  • Create 2D products ready for use in ArcGIS.
  • Create multispectral products ready for analysis.
  • Share imagery as fast-performing tile layers.

3D Mapping

  • 3D Point clouds
  • 3D Textured meshes
  • 3D PDF

  • Create 3D products ready for use in ArcGIS.
  • Immediately visualize 3D data in scene view.
  • Share textured meshes as fast-performing scene layers.


  • Image Viewer with native resolution imagery

  • Inspect critical infrastructure.
  • View drone imagery in its native resolution.
  • Quickly view imagery of an object from all angles.

Batch processing

  • Output products are determined by each project within the batch process.

  • Process multiple projects in sequence.
  • Prioritize projects to finish first.
  • Create different products per project.


  • Determined by custom template

  • When you have a particular set of custom options that you use frequently.

Export as template

Drone2Map allows users to export their own templates to easily create projects based on recurring workflows and processing options. To export a custom template, complete the following steps:

  1. On the ribbon, on the Home tab, in the Processing group, click Options Options.
  2. On the Options dialog box, set the desired settings and options within each tab.
  3. Click Export Template.
  4. Choose a location, give the template a name, and click Save.

Import template

To import a custom template, complete the following steps:

  1. Open Drone2Map. Alternatively, if you already have a project open, click the Project tab on the ribbon.
  2. Under Select Project Template, click Import Template.
  3. Browse to your saved template file and open it.
  4. Follow the steps to create a project.