The method you take to lay out and collect your AeroPoints can directly affect our ability to process the data they collect. When we correct the AeroPoint positions, it is vital that they have overlapping time-stamps.
By picking up the AeroPoint you laid down first last, that AeroPoint’s time-stamps will overlap those of all of the other AeroPoints. This will allow for a more accurate survey of your site and better quality data.
When you look at the timeline of your AeroPoint survey, you want it to look like a pyramid:
You don’t want the timeline to look erratic like this:
Not only are the capture times greatly varied (and too short), there is no single AeroPoint that was recording for the entirety of the survey. If you do not do this, it will be more difficult to process your data accurately and provide you with high-quality data.
Plan your AeroPoint layout so that you to pick up the first point last, and the last point first. If you are laying them out across a large site, it may be easier to fly your survey from where you dropped the last AeroPoint. Then, you can collect the AeroPoints in reverse order more easily.
After you fly your survey and collect your AeroPoints, wipe down the solar panels. You can upload the AeroPoints' data to Propeller either on-site or later when you have a strong WiFi network.
I still can't do it!
We wrote these articles to arm you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.
If you're stuck, the Propeller data success team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by clicking the support tab on the top-right pane of your user portal.