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What's new in Drone2Map 2.0

Drone2Map for ArcGIS 2.0 has been rebuilt from the ground up on a modern framework that allows for a stronger user experience, enhanced user interface, more tools for processing, additional tools for analysis, and improved options for sharing your drone imagery.

Some of the highlights of the new Drone2Map are described below.

Enhanced user interface

Tools that were once hidden in hard-to-find menus have been added to dedicated tabs and ribbons to make finding and using tools straightforward.

New ribbon design
New ribbon design makes finding and using tools easier.

Managing data is easier than ever

You can now browse a dedicated Catalog pane to see your 2D and 3D products, and built-in geodatabase without leaving Drone2Map.

An enhanced Contents pane allows for reordering of products, shortcuts through context menus, better visualization of symbology, and customization of the user interface.

Customizable user interface, catalog, and table of contents
Customizable user interface, catalog, and table of contents can improve productivity.

View tabular data associated with your drone imagery

Get more information about your drone imagery by viewing attributes of features through tables, labels, pop-ups, and more.

Tabular information about your drone imagery
View important tabular information about your drone imagery.

Improved analytical tools

Measurement tools have been enhanced to include a stand-alone volume tool that no longer requires ArcGIS Pro.

An indices gallery has been added, allowing for the creation of six indices from multispectral imagery.

Export tools that allow exporting products to many formats with different levels of compression have been added.

Create analytics and additional products
Create analytics and additional products at the click of a button.

Enhanced 3D map

A new 3D map provides increased ease of navigation, visualization of point clouds, and viewing by class code, RGB values, elevation, and more.

Visualize your project in 3D
Visualize your project in 3D while unlocking the full potential of your data.

New Dynamic Mosaic product

The Dynamic Mosaic is accessible immediately after initial processing; this can be used as a rapid mosaic to support projects with a need for urgent action. This product is different from the orthomosaic product, which produces a single file. The Dynamic Mosaic places each individual image into the output (map) coordinate system on the fly.

This enables users to access individual images separately and view an item of interest from multiple view perspectives. Additionally, the Dynamic Mosaic can support 5,000 images in one project, making this product highly scalable.

Dynamic Mosaics
Mosaic your drone imagery faster with Dynamic Mosaics.

Improved accuracy reporting

Drone2Map 2.0 provides an improved (more mathematically rigorous) accuracy report. It is enabled by the inclusion of independent check points (known coordinates for locations within the project area), similar to ground control points, but withheld from processing, then measured to quantify the spatial accuracy of the results.

Independent Check Points
Understand the accuracy of your project better with Independent Check Points.

Create and edit map notes

A dedicated editing ribbon allows for creating features on the map that are stored in the project geodatabase and shared to your portal.

Create and share actionable maps
Create and share actionable maps directly from Drone2Map.


Drone2Map is now localized in the following 17 languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish