How to export/import annotations on PIX4Dcloud

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PIX4Dcloud annotations can be exported (and imported) into other PIX4Dcloud projects or third-party software.

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Export
Import

Important: Read about the supported coordinate systems for exporting and importing annotations at Georeferencing of datasets, outputs and annotations on PIX4Dcloud.

Export

Annotation groups can be exported in different formats:

  • CSV (properties of the annotations only): available both in the 2D and 3D views.
  • GeoJSON (georeferenced annotations): available both in the 2D and 3D views.
  • Shapefile (georeferenced annotations): available both in the 2D and 3D views.

To export an annotation group:

  1. Ensure each annotation in the group has the desired name and, optionally, a description.
  2. On the left sidebar, select the Annotations layer that needs export.
  3. Click cloud_download.png.
  4. Select the export format. The download starts automatically.
Note: Annotations cannot be exported individually. The entire Annotations group is exported at once. Multiple Annotations groups can be created.

Import

Annotation groups can be imported in different formats:

  • GeoJSON (georeferenced annotations): Available both in the 2D and 3D views.
  • Shapefile (Beta) (georeferenced annotations): Available both in the 2D and 3D views.
  • DXF (Beta) (georeferenced annotations): Available both in the 2D and 3D views.
 
Warning: The GeoJSON file has a custom structure in order to be read by the application. Ensure the imported GeoJSON file reflects the formatting rules of the exported one. To check the format of the file, create some annotations, and export the layer.
Warning: For shapefile import, the entire folder with the 4 .dbf, .prj, .shp, .shx files should be zipped in a folder (.zip) and the folder imported.

To import the annotations:

1. On the left sidebar, click the Annotations layer's name.
2. Click import.png
3. Select the file format.
4. Browse for the desired file.

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