Processing a set of photos from a flight or other input source, as well as modelling design surfaces is done from the Upload button, located on the top navigation bar. 

Submitting data to Propeller for processing creates a dataset, which once processed becomes available for use in the Viewer. 

1. Click the Upload button in the top navigation bar.

2. Choose which site the dataset is for from the dropdown list of available sites or create a new site.

3. Select from the list of available processing types. Click the subheadings below for more information on submission of each type.



  • 10 or more geotagged JPEG files
  • Ground control points — AeroPoints or a CSV file of GCP data (optional)




  • 10 or more geotagged JPEG files


Preprocessed data


  • One digital elevation model (DEM) and/or one orthophoto geoTIFF


  • Digital Elevation Model and/or orthophoto for viewing in the Viewer.

Design surface


  • Digital elevation model geoTIFF or Trimble TTM mesh file (if the chosen site has a local site calibration)


  • A digital elevation model design surface in the Propeller Viewer.

4. Choose the required files depending on your dataset type by dragging and dropping or using the Dropbox integration to select a connected Dropbox folder (all dataset types except design surface)

5. Edit the dataset name and dataset capture date/time. Note that the dataset name will appear as the identifier of that dataset in the Viewer.

Surveys only:
6. Configure your elevation model filtering settings.

7. Add your AeroPoint flight or ground control point CSV file.

All dataset types:

8. Review your processing request and submit to begin uploading your files. If your internet connection disconnects or is unstable, we will show a warning as below, but leave your browser open—the upload will keep retrying until the connection stabilizes.

Your data will begin processing as soon as your files finish uploading. Once processing is completed, an email will be sent to all Propeller users with view permission on your chosen site.

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