How to Create a New Site in the Propeller Platform

There are two ways to add a new site in the Platform.

1. From the homepage, click + NEW SITE.


2. Click on DATA PROCESSING in the menu bar, and using the dropdown menu, choose CREATE A NEW SITE.


Next, name your site. This is how your site will be referred to within the Platform and in email communications from the Platform across your team.

Choose an industry from the tabs or dropdown. With this, we will tailor how the primary tools and workflows are made available within the Platform based on what you are doing on-site. If your project does not fall within these categories, you can choose one from the Other industries dropdown.

Locate your site on the map. You can type in an address, zip code, or latitude/longitude in the search bar or click the USE MY LOCATION button to ask your browser to set a location automatically.

Ensure that you have zoomed the map enough so that the box fits around the extent of your site.

Set the coordinate reference system (CRS) you work in on your site

This setting will carry through to your dataset uploads—this information is collected once and will be applied to each new dataset added to the site.

Choose from either using a published system (defined by an EPSG code, see for reference) or a local grid system.

If you are unsure whether to use a published or local CRS, INVITE SOMEONE TO HELP, consult with your surveyor, review Coordinate Reference Systems in our Knowledge Base, or click the Support button in your portal to learn more.  Here, we will provide more information to help you make the best selection for your project.

Published system

If available, we will show you a list of recommended systems for your region. We will also display the corresponding tag if the coordinate system has a vertical datum compatible with the Propeller Corrections Network.

If you do not see your system here, click SHOW ALL SYSTEMS, to search a comprehensive list of supported coordinate systems.

Having chosen a coordinate system, we ask for your vertical datum. If we support geoids in your region that are compatible with the horizontal datum you have selected, you will see a list of these. You will also see a corresponding tag if the vertical datum is compatible with the Propeller Corrections network in the area.

When the selected coordinate system does not have a vertical datum compatible with the Propeller Corrections Network, you will see a warning message after selecting the vertical datum. You must have a known point or your own RINEX files to correct against the chosen coordinate system.


Select your measurement unit, and click NEXT to proceed.

Local grid system

If your site operates in a local grid (calibrated) system, you can provide a Trimble JXL or a Topcon GC3 file describing your calibration.

We will read the parameters from your file automatically and add the information to your site.

Invite people and teams to collaborate on your new site. If you do not wish to share your site now, you can skip this step. You can also do this at a later time.

Once your data has been uploaded, you will see a confirmation that the site has been created. You have several options to complete setting up your site: 

For more information, check out this short training video reviewing how to set up a site in the platform. 




I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to equip 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, you can connect with our support team by clicking the support button on the top right corner of your user portal.

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