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System requirements

The minimum and recommended requirements for running ArcGIS Drone2Map are described below.

Supported imagery

ExtensionDescription

.jpg, .jpeg

JPEG images

.tif, .tiff

Monochromatic TIFF

Multiband TIFF (RGB / Infrared / thermal)

1 layer (no pyramid, no multipage)

8, 10, 12, 14, 16 bit integer, floating point

Note:

Imagery over 55mp is not supported.

GPS

ArcGIS Drone2Map requires GPS data for the location of the camera for each photo. For JPG images, this is usually stored in the EXIF header of each image file and is read automatically by Drone2Map. For TIFF files, the GPS data is often stored in a summary text file, with (x,y,z) position typically reported for each image in GCS coordinates (latitude-longitude, decimal degrees) for (x,y) and height in meters for (z). The height for (z) may be either orthometric (height above sea level) or height above launch point. Drone2Map checks the EXIF header for GPS information during project setup. If none is found, the user must input a GPS text or CSV file.

Note:
If your height values are height above launch (ground), unless your project is near sea level, your image positions may seem to be underground and not visible in the map view. In this case, you will need to inform Drone2Map at the time of reading in the GPS file by selecting Ellipsoid for vertical reference. As an alternative, you can proceed with setup and then adjust the z-values using the adjust image altitudes option so Drone2Map can add the ground elevation.

Supported operating systems

Drone2Map is supported on the operating systems listed below, given the operating system is also currently supported by its provider for general or public use. Prior and future updates or service packs on these operating systems are supported unless otherwise stated.

Operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit)

Oct 2020 update

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit)

Oct 2020 update

Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Oct 2020 update

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Oct 2020 update

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Oct 2020 update

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Oct 2020 update

Hardware requirements

The following description shows the minimum and recommended hardware requirements.

Minimum

  • Any CPU (Intel i5/i7/Xeon recommended)
  • Any GPU that is compatible with OpenGL 3.2 (integrated graphic card Intel HD 4000 or above)
  • Small projects (less than 100 images at 14 MP): 4 GB RAM, 10 GB HDD free space
  • Medium projects (between 100 and 500 images at 14 MP): 8 GB RAM, 20 GB HDD free space
  • Large projects (between 500 and 2000 images at 14 MP): 16 GB RAM, 40 GB HDD free space
  • Very large projects (more than 2000 images at 14 MP): 16 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD free space

Recommended

  • CPU: quad core or hexa core Intel i7/Xeon
  • GeForce GPU compatible with OpenGL 3.2 and 2 GB RAM
  • Hard disk: SSD
  • Small projects (less than 100 images at 14 MP): 8 GB RAM, 15 GB SSD free space
  • Medium projects (between 100 and 500 images at 14 MP): 16 GB RAM, 30 GB SSD free space
  • Large projects (between 500 and 2000 images at 14 MP): 32 GB RAM, 60 GB SSD free space
  • Very large projects (more than 2000 images at 14 MP): 32 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD free space