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How to import and export layers - PIX4Dfields

Import images

Import either drone images or an existing GeoTIFF.

1. Click the icon Import.
2. (optional) To import drone images (.jpg or .tif format) click IMPORT IMAGES.
3. (optional) To import an existing GeoTIFF file (.tif format) click IMPORT GEOTIFF.

Note: After creating a project, it is possible to import and process imagery from multiple drone flights in a single project. To process successive flights click on import_fields.png import after initial processing.

Import field boundaries and obstacles.

Different file formats can be imported into PIX4Dfields like Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON and more.

  1. Click Boundaries on the left sidebar above the layer list to enter the boundaries mode.
  2. To import a field boundary, click Import shape on the Boundaries menu on the right.


  3. Select whether to import the shape as a Boundary or Obstacle.
  4. Navigate to the folder containing the file and select it.
  5. Click Open.
  6. To trim a layer with your boundary: Click Use to trim in the open edit dialogue of the boundary on the map or click trim on the selected boundary list item on the right board.
  7. In the TRIM LAYERS menu select the layers you want to trim and click Trim to do so.

Import annotations

Import annotations.

1. Select the layer where to add annotations.
2. Click the Annotate icon on the top right of the project screen.
3. At the bottom of the left sidebar, click on the menu icon next to ANNOTATIONS.
4. Click Import. The cursor changes to a “plus” sign.
5. Navigate to the folder containing required files and select.
6. Click Open.


Export features from a project for use outside the software.

1. Click the tab Export at the top right corner of the dashboard.

2. Select the feature to be exported.
3. Select a destination folder, click Select Folder (Windows users) / Open (macOS users).

If boundaries need to be imported into "My John Deere Operation Center", follow the steps mentioned in How to export boundaries to My John Deere Operation Center - PIX4Dfields

Note: PIX4Dfields creates a .tif and .data.tif. file types when exporting an orthomosaic or a vegetation index layer. In the case of multispectral imagery, the .tif is a false RGB image of the data for easy to view and printing purposes. The .data.tif file type is a grayscale image that contains the true spectral data for its associate band.