Required Inputs 

  • One digital elevation model (DEM) and/or one orthophoto GeoTIFF file.

Outputs produced

  • One digital elevation model (DEM) and/or one orthophoto GeoTIFF file for viewing in the Propeller Viewer. 

Choose files

To begin, you must first add one or two GeoTIFF files with unique names. This can be done by dragging and dropping files anywhere on screen, or clicking the central button.

We also support selecting TIFF files from your Dropbox account through our Dropbox integration.


Once you have chosen your files, you must classify each as an orthophoto or a digital elevation model (DEM). We will attempt to auto-detect their type based on the amount of channels in the TIFF. If this is not successful, use the radio buttons under each file to choose their role. 

A maximum of one orthophoto and one DEM is supported.

Once you have configured the files’ roles, they will be checked for validity. If any validations fail, you will be informed which files are invalid, and the reason(s) why.

Once your file selection has been checked and is valid, click Next to proceed.

Dataset details

Set the dataset name and dataset capture date.

  • The capture date/time will determine where the dataset lies on the timeline view and is defaulted from the capture time of the first submitted image. 
  • In order to choose a time, click the time panel at the bottom of the date selector. When done, click elsewhere on screen to close the date selector dialogue.

The dataset name is how this dataset will be referred to in the Viewer and is defaulted to the dataset date.

Click Next to proceed.


The next page is a summary of the details and the processing outputs which we will create on your new dataset.

Each card can be clicked in order to return to the relevant section for revision.

Once you click Submit, your request will be finalized and your files will begin uploading.


Once submitted, you can track the progress of the upload of your files. Do not close the window or navigate away from this page, or your upload will be cancelled.

If your internet connection is interrupted, a message will be displayed as below. Leave your browser window open and your computer running, and the upload will automatically resume when possible.


Once your files have completed uploading, you will see the page below. It is now safe to navigate away from the page. Alternatively, use the buttons to access the Viewer or create another dataset.

An email will be sent to all Propeller users with view permission on your selected site once processing has completed.

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