What Data Can I Download from Propeller?


The Propeller Platform allows users to download data in numerous file formats for third-party software use. This article explains how to download a file based on the entire survey. If you only need to download a portion of the survey, check out our article on custom exports.

What files are available to download from the FILES tab?

Data type

File type

Description

Coordinate Reference System (CRS)

3D  Model

*DXF

Low resolution

site CRS

3D  Model

*DXF

Medium resolution

site CRS

3D  Model

*DXF

High resolution

site CRS

2.5D Model *OBJ - Textured mesh High resolution site CRS

Orthophoto

GeoTIFF

 

WGS84

Orthophoto

GeoTIFF

 

site CRS

Orthophoto

JFIF/JPEG

High resolution

site CRS

Orthophoto

JFIF/JPEG

 

site CRS

Point Cloud

**LAZ 1.4

 

WGS 84

Point Cloud

**LAZ 1.4

 

site CRS

Point Cloud

**LAZ 1.4

Reduced Density

site CRS

Shapefile

DXF Contours

***2 unit interval

site CRS

Shapefile

DXF Contours

***1 unit interval

site CRS

Terrain

GeoTIFF - DTM

Digital Terrain Model

WGS 84

Terrain

GeoTIFF - DTM

Digital Terrain Model

site CRS

Terrain

GeoTIFF - DSM

Digital Surface Model

site CRS

Terrain GeoTiff - DSM Digital Surface Model WGS 84
All Files GeoJSON Automatically Generated Terrain Boundary Mask site CRS
All Files CZML

Ground Control & Checkpoint Locations

site CRS

All Files

GCPs.csv

 CSV file of GCP location

site CRS

* While the data is in the appropriate CRS, metadata is not supported by these file types. The corresponding coordinate reference system must be set when loading into a 3rd party software.
**LAZ 1.4 may not be fully supported yet by some software packages. The compatibility issue may be resolved by downgrading the version to 1.2. For more details on file compatibility, support and troubleshooting, see Third-Party Softwares That Support Files Exported From the Propeller Platform.

***If your site is set up using metric units (meters), your contour files will be available in 1-meter and 2-meter intervals.  If your site is set up using imperial units (feet), then your contour files will be available in 1 and 2 foot intervals.   

How do I download survey files?

To access survey files, click the OUTPUTS tab in the main menu and choose Files under the SURVEY FILES category.

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All the available files are organized by data type, with each type listed on the left side of the Files box.

Click on any data type in the left column to see individual files available for download. Click the DOWNLOAD option to download the file directly to your computer.

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Or, use the PUSH TO feature to send a file using Trimble Connect, Procore, BIM 360, Aconex, OneDrive, or Autodesk Build.

Please note that the Trimble Connect integration is only available if you are a Stratus customer and logged in to your Stratus portal.

The Microsoft OneDrive PUSH TO integration can only be used with a Microsoft OneDrive Business account.

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You can also download any design files you have uploaded to your site, or if you’ve used the Terrain Cleanups feature, you can export that edited terrain. In other words, you can download anything you’ve uploaded.  

What Coordinate Reference Systems are Downloadable Outputs In?

By default, all downloads are available in the WGS84 geocentric coordinate system. If you used custom ground control points, your downloads would also be available in the same coordinate reference system you specified when uploading the ground control points. If AeroPoints were used, your downloads would also be available in the same coordinate reference system in which your AeroPoints survey was processed. You can find this information by navigating to your AeroPoints survey and inspecting the metadata we include on that page.

If a local grid was used, your downloads would be in the same coordinate system as the local grid associated with your Site.


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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