Geotags tie your imagery to geographic coordinates and help process your imagery more quickly and accurately. We accept geotags in several different formats. You may upload images without geotags but some features may be distorted and certain features like KMZ Export won’t be available.

  1. tlog Files
  2. EXIF Tags
  3. txt Files
  4. csv Files

tlog Files are created and saved automatically by Mission Planner on Event 38 and other Pixhawk-powered vehicles when using an autopilot-controlled camera. DDMS™ automatically parses tlogs so you can just upload them with your imagery when you create a mission.

EXIF Tags are geotags that have been embedded into each individual image. If your camera has a GPS connected to it (e.g. FLIR Vue) then it should have GPS tags in its EXIF data. You can check by looking at the image properties and searching for latitude and longitude tags.

txt Files may be generated by some geotagging utilities. To use a txt file, make sure the file comma or tab separated and that the columns are in the order “Label, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude”. The Label column needs to match the image filenames to be associated with each image.

csv Files may be generated by some geotagging utilities. To use a csv file, make sure the columns are in the order “Label, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude”. The Label column needs to match the image filenames to be associated with each image.