Drone2Map 1.3 is now available for download

Drone2Map for ArcGIS version 1.3 is available for download from My Esri and the Drone2Map for ArcGIS Help Site. Version 1.3 adds the ability to create compressed zlas point clouds, rolling shutter correction, GCP photo support, Integrated Windows Authentication, flight altitude adjustment tools, and more.

Zlas Point Clouds – Create compressed zlas point clouds for improved performance in ArcGIS Pro. Zlas is Esri’s compressed format for lidar and other point clouds that can be used directly, without decompression. This simplified ArcGIS Pro workflow saves time and disk space, and can still be directly published as a 3D scene service for the web.

Rolling Shutter Correction – Enable greater spatial accuracy and improved image quality in projects that use a camera with a rolling shutter.

Ground Control Point (GCP) Photo Support – This allows you to reference a ground-based photo taken by a handheld camera to describe the GCP. This is in support of Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS GCP templates. This will make it easier for you to clearly and uniquely identify ground control markers, reducing potential for confusion and error, and enable you to complete projects more quickly.

Integrated Windows Authentication – Based on many requests, Drone2Map now includes licensing support for organizations leveraging Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for their Portal for ArcGIS identities.

Flight Altitude Adjustment Tools – This will improve the default workflow and avoid textured meshes either “floating above” or disappearing below the default elevation surface in ArcGIS Pro and Web Scenes.

Additional information about other features and improvements can be found in the What’s New documentation.

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