How Do I Validate My Images While I Am Still On-site?

By uploading your images into Propeller, you can quickly check if your images are good quality and can be uploaded or if you need to refly the site. Doing this while you are still on your worksite and your ground control in place can help you produce better quality data and save you the headache of having to drive back to a remote site to refly.  

How to check your images

1. Drop the images into the file upload step, as you would for any standard survey or PPK dataset. Be sure to include the .BIN and MRK files if appropriate. 

Once your files are uploaded, the File Validation section at the bottom of the page will show you what has passed the checks. The image below shows a PPK dataset that passes all validations. 

2. The list of validations is at the bottom of the page. Validations are to alert you to potential problems in the data that could result in lower accuracy or even unusable data. 

You can still upload images when a validation is orange, but you should do so with caution. Any red validation will prevent you from uploading your data. Green validations mean the data is good to go! 

This image shows some red and orange validations. In this scenario, please get in touch with Propeller support. 

3. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Propeller support by clicking on the support tab in the top-right corner.

For more information on these validations, please see our drone pilot guides.

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, the Propeller hardware support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing