Using Pix4Dmapper Output Files with Other Software > By Use

 

By Output By Use By Software

 

 Pix4Dmapper's outputs can be used for many applications:

 

The following table presents applications that can be done using Pix4Dmapper's outputs within other software.

 
Note:
  • The majority of these uses can be covered by Pix4Dmapper. No third party software is required.
  • We only display applications that have been tested by our team. There can be more applications and software.

 

Contour lines generation
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Raster DSM (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Raster DTM (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS

Path: DSM tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\tiles
Path: DSM merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm

Path:  DTM tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\dtm\tiles
Path:  DTM merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\dtm

 

Distance and area measurements
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Raster DSM (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Orthomosaic (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Raster DTM (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS

Path: DSM tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\tiles
Path: DSM merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm

Path: tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_transparent_mosaic_group_name
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_mosaic_group_name

Path:  DTM tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\dtm\tiles
Path:  DTM merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\dtm

 

Volume calculation
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Raster DSM (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Path: tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm

 

Comparing volumes between two DSMs
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Raster DSM (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Path: tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm

 

2D digitization
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Orthomosaic (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Path: tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_transparent_mosaic_group_name
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_mosaic_group_name

 

3D digitization
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Raster DSM (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Path: tiles: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm

 

3D visualization
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Densified Point Cloud (.las)
Grid DSM (.las)
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quick Terrain Reader
VRMesh
Densified Point Cloud (.laz)
Grid DSM (.laz)
Global Mapper
Quick Terrain Reader
Densified Point Cloud (.xyz)
Grid DSM (.xyz)
Global Maper
AutoCAD
Densified Point Cloud (.ply)
3D Textured Mesh (.ply)
Meshlab
VRMesh
Sketchfab
3D Textured Mesh (.obj)

Meshlab
Global Mapper
Rhino
3ds Max
3DBuilder
Autodesk Maya

3D Textured Mesh (.fbx)

Rhino
3ds Max
AutoCAD
Blender
Autodesk Maya
Cinema 4D

3D Textured Mesh (.pdf) Adobe Acrobat Reader
LOD Mesh (.osgb) Acute3D
Path: Densified Point Cloud (.las, .laz, .xyz, .ply): ...\project_name\2_densification\point_cloud
Path: Grid DSM (.las, .laz, .xyz):...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\project_name_dsm
Path: 3D Textured Mesh ( .ply, .obj, .fbx, .dxf, .pdf, .osgb): ...\project_name\2_densification\3d_mesh

 

Visualization on Google applications
Pix4Dmapper output Software / Web application
KML Google tiles (Orthomosaic) Google Earth
HTML Google tiles Google Maps
3D Digitized objects (.kml) Google Earth

Path: KML: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\google_tiles\project_name_mosaic
Path: HTML: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\google_tiles\project_name_mosaic
Path: 3D Digitized objects (.kml):  user_defined_path/user_defined_file_name

 

Vegetation indices - Index visualization and color editing
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Index Map (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Path: tiles: ...\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name\tiles
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name

 

Vegetation indices - agriculture applications
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Grid Index Map Shapefile (.shp) Farm Works
Path: merged file: ...\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name

 

Point cloud classification
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Densified Point Cloud (.las, .ply)
Grid DSM (.las)
VRMesh

Path: Densified Point Cloud (.las, .ply): ...\project_name\2_densification\point_cloud\project_name_densified_point_cloud
Path: Grid DSM (.las): ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\project_name_dsm

 

Stereo viewing
Pix4Dmapper output Software
Internal camera parameters
External camera parameters
LPS
Internal camera parameters
External camera parameters
Undistorted images
Inpho
Path: internal camera parameters: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_calibrated_internal_camera_parameters
Path: external camera parameters: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_calibrated_external_camera_parameters
Path: undistorted images: ...\project_name\1_initial\images\undistorted_images\image

 

3D printing
Pix4Dmapper output Software
3D Textured Mesh (.ply) Blender (print using makerbot)
Meshmixer (use ReplicatorG to prepare for 3D printing)
Path: 3D Textured Mesh ( .ply): ...\project_name\2_densification\3d_mesh

 

Contour lines visualization and editing
Pix4Dmapper output Software
.shp Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
.dxf Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
.pdf (visualization only) Adobe Acrobat Reader
Path: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\contours\project_name_interval_resolution_minimum_line_size_DSM
Path: ...\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\contours\project_name_interval_resolution_minimum_line_size_DTM

  

Web viewing and sharing
Pix4Dmapper output Software / Web application
Densified Point Cloud (.ply)

Sketchfab
3D Textured Mesh (.ply)
3D Textured Mesh (.fbx)
Sketchfab
Path: Densified Point Cloud (.ply): ...\project_name\2_densification\point_cloud\project_name_densified_point_cloud
Path: 3D Textured Mesh (.ply, .fbx): ...\project_name\2_densification\3d_mesh\project_name_simplified_3d_mesh

 

Video animation viewing
Pix4Dmapper output Software 
Video animation (.mp4)
Video animation (.mkv)
Video animation (.avi)
VLC
Windows Media Player
Path: user_defined_path/user_defined_file_name

 

3D Digitized objects visualization and editing
Pix4Dmapper output Software 
Polyline (.shp, .dxf)
Surface (.shp, .dxf)
Volume - Base surface (.shp, .dxf)
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Polyline (.dgn)
Surface (.dgn)
Volume - Base surface (.dgn)
MicroStation
Path: user_defined_path/user_defined_file_name

 

In the field inspection (Index Map)
Pix4Dmapper output Software / Web application
.jpg Colored Index Map Image Viewer
Path: ...\project_name\4_index\indices\index\project_name_rgba_index_name

 

Bundle Adjustment
Pix4Dmapper output Software / Web application
Bingo (ASCII text file) BINGO
.ssk  ImageStation
Path: Bingo:  ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_tp_bingo
Path: ssk: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_photo
Path: ssk: ...\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_camera

 

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