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Location is a physical area within the exterior or interior of a project. Here are some examples of locations:


  • Parking lot

  • Building

  • Unloading area

  • Meeting area, etc.


  • Hallway

  • Room

  • Restrooms, etc.

Creating locations provides a convenient way to organize your data. Media captured within a location will be associated with it and can be searched using the location key in the application or through the API.

To create a location, ensure that you have edit access rights to the project. Any user with edit rights can add locations. DroneDeploy also allows you to create locations in bulk by clicking "Add Another Location" while in creation mode.

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Users have the option to add location types. For example, you can create a location type called "Room" and further distinguish it by specifying the location name, such as bathroom, bedroom, living room, etc.



Here are some frequently asked questions about locations:

Q: Are locations specific to a project? A: Yes, locations are always specific to a project and will appear on every exterior map of the project. For interior locations, they will only appear on a particular level.

Q: Can I copy locations to a different project? A: No, unfortunately, locations are created within a specific project and cannot be copied to another project.

Q: If I create locations after adding captures, will my media still be associated with the location? A: Yes, the media will still be associated with the location even if you create the locations after capturing. However, it is recommended to create locations during project setup for better consistency.

Q: What happens to my captures if I delete a location? A: If you delete a location, the captures will remain on the project but lose their association with the location.

Q: Are locations accessible through the API? A: Yes, you can create, view, edit, and delete locations using GraphQL APIs.

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