Manual Uploading and Processing Walks

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Uploading of Walk data to DroneDeploy for processing can only be accomplished manually through the DroneDeploy website, and not via the mobile ground app in case of a sync failure.

There are two methods available for uploading your Walk data:

  • Manual Upload via DroneDeploy Website in .INSV or .MP4 format:

    • Navigate to the DroneDeploy website.
    • Access the UPLOAD tab.
    • If you are uploading .insv files, click on "New Upload" and proceed by dragging and dropping the ".insv" files. Ensure that each Walk comprises two .insv video files.
    • If you are uploading ".mp4" files, visit the UPLOAD tab, select "Special Upload Types," locate .mp4 walks, and follow the provided upload instructions.
  • Ensuring Correct Video Format:

    • Prior to initiating the upload process, confirm that your 360 videos adhere to the supported formats outlined in the 'Supported Video Formats' section.

Method 1: Uploading .INSV

Simply click the UPLOAD tab to begin uploading the file(s) to DroneDeploy.

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A. If you are uploading .insv files, click go to the UPLOAD tab and click the "New Upload" button.

  • Drag and Drop the ".insv" files. In order to upload successfully each Walk should have 2 .insv video files.
  • Select the "Choose Files" to locate the 2 .insv files.

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Method 2: Uploading .MP4

B. If you are uploading. ".mp4" files go to the UPLOAD tab, select the "Special Upload Types" find .mp4 walks, and follow the upload instructions there.


  • Drag and Drop the ".mp4" files to upload.


When your walk is ready you will receive an email. Click the View Walk button to align it to your site and explore the video.



Alignment and Viewing

Please note alignment features are available only on the Desktop/Web version of DroneDeploy.

For the best experience, use the Ground App, which automatically aligns your walk. If you're not using the app, you can manually align walks:

  1. Select Walks from the Media left side panel.

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  2. Once selected a right-side panel should open. Click the Alignment Tool (crosshair option)

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  3. On the left side of the alignment screen, choose the start and endpoints with numbered blue pins.

  4. Select the layer for alignment (Basemap or uploaded overlays) at the top.

  5. On the right side of the alignment screen, manipulate the points to align and scale the walk path.

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6. Select Done at the top right to dave your changes! 

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