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How to crop your data to only your area of interest.

Sometimes you collect a little extra data or have some edges that aren't smooth around your processed map. In this guide, we will explain how to crop your data to adjust the boundaries of your mapped area.

Please note that Cropping works best on an updated version Google Chrome browser.

In this tutorial, we'll be looking at the Example Data from the How to Process Datasets documentation.

  • To start cropping, click on the Map Details button on the left-hand map menu.
  • Then, select Crop under the Map Tools section.

Button to start cropping a plan highlighted in red. Blue line showing the current boundary around a plan, with the anchors as white dots, and new anchors as grey dots.

This will show you the current border around a plan.

You now have several options.

Moving an Anchor

To move an anchor (and hence change the edge), click and drag one of the white dots to an appropriate location. We've selected the top right in this example.

Moving an anchor changes the crop boundary for the data layer.

You'll notice the data layer is automatically cropped to where this new anchor location.

Removing an Anchor

We have automatically created a few too many anchors for this map. To remove an anchor, single click on the anchor you would like to remove (white dot). I've now thinned out and moved a few of the anchors.

Fewer anchors.

Adding an Anchor

If we've stripped a few too many, you can add additional anchors by clicking on the semi-opaque anchors, and dragging it.

Add an additional point by clicking and dragging one of the semi-opaque anchors.

This will add an additional point.

The larger area after dragging the anchor.

Saving the Crop

The crop will be saved after each edit. Once you're happy with your crop, you can click the crop button again to hide the markers and boundary.

My map edges seem to be cut off/cropped!
If the edges of your Orthomosaic map seem to fall short of your flight area, please try to use the crop tool to expand your map boundary to include the missing areas! For assistance please contact

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