Note: PPK users using the P4RTK drone with AeroPoints will want to follow the instructions on Uploading a PPK Dataset instead of this help article. 

When submitting source flight data or pre-processed GeoTiff files, go to the Data processing -> Create a new dataset button, located on the top navigation bar of Propeller. 

  1. Choose which site the dataset is for from the dropdown list of sites on your portal. Alternatively, you can Create a new site.

2. 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

Design surface


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

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

7. Configure your elevation model filtering settings and choose your outputs.

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.