Creating a 3D model requires a minimum of 20 image files. You can also upload ground control points and GPS corrections.
When you are ready to create a project in Mapware, you need to have at least 20 Image Files ready, along with any Ground Control Points and/or GPS Correction files, which are both optional.
You can upload as many Image Files as you want, and Mapware does not limit the size of each image file. If your images are larger than your storage space, you will be prompted to purchase additional storage space.
If you are including Ground Control Points or GPS Correction files, you should try to name these files according to their purpose so they are recognized. However, for any non-image files you upload, Mapware will present the files to you after upload and ask you to confirm their purpose by selecting either Ground Control Points or GPS Corrections.
Files can also be labeled as Uncategorized if they are other types of text files, such as customer documentation or notes. Mapware does not have a text file viewer, but the files can still be stored in your Mapware storage space.
When you create a New Project in Mapware, you can drag and drop image files onto the screen or click "Select photos & files" to choose files from your computer to upload.
Images can be uploaded in the following file formats: JPEG, RAW, TIFF, or PNG.
Ground Control Points
Ground Control Points (GCP) are points on the ground with precisely known latitude and longitude coordinates. Many users measure the area they intend to survey ahead of time and place markers on the scene before they fly. Then, they document the coordinates of each GCP marker and enter the data in a file to upload along with their images. However, GCPs are optional, and your model can be processed without them.
Ground Control Point files can be unloaded in the following file types: TXT, CSV, XLS, XLXS, or OBS.
You can also assign Ground Control Points inside Mapware to certain points in your images without having placed special markers in your scene before flying.
Learn more about Ground Control Points.
What are GPS Corrections?
For projects that require a high degree of accuracy down to the centimeter, GPS Corrections can adjust the data to more accurately reflect the position at which each photo was taken.
After you obtain GPS corrections from an expert source, your GPS Correction file can be uploaded with your image files and applied to your data set in Mapware.
GPS Correction files can be uploaded in the following file types: TXT, CSV, XLS, XLXS, or OBS.
Learn more about GPS Corrections.