Site Scan for ArcGIS

Site Scan for ArcGIS

Part of the ArcGIS Reality suite of products

Elevate your drone imagery

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End-to-end drone mapping software

Site Scan for ArcGIS, part of the ArcGIS Reality suite of products, is the end-to-end, cloud-based drone mapping software that revolutionizes drone imagery data collection, processing, and analysis. Maintain a complete picture of your drone inventory and flight history with automatic fleet management. Stay up-to-date with accurate imagery, using repeatable flight plans that ensure high-quality data capture when flying your drones.

Securely process imagery in a scalable cloud environment to create high-quality 2D and 3D imagery products that can be quickly shared throughout your organization, on any device. Save time by using the measurement and analysis tools to get the answers you need from your data. Directly publish your drone data to your ArcGIS organization to perform advanced drone analytics such as object detection and application of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Complete drone mapping software in the cloud

Plan autonomous drone flights in 3D

Increase efficiency by creating and sharing advanced 3D flight plans with your pilots. Overlay 2D and 3D data from ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise for enhanced flight safety and data quality. Manage your data in the field and upload it to the cloud.

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Process and analyze in the cloud

Unlimited amounts of drone flight data are processed on the cloud to produce true orthos and 3D meshes with sharp edges and high-quality image definition. High accuracy is ensured through automatic ground control point detection. Easily visualize and analyze results directly in a web browser.

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Drone analytics

Perform drone analytics by measuring distances, surface areas, and volumetrics; conducting temporal analysis; generating cut/fill maps; and measuring change over time. Maintain quality control by comparing your drone data to design overlays—including those in your Autodesk cloud environment—or compare it to drone data captured earlier in the project.

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Quickly share drone and project data

Share information with your stakeholders in formats they understand, whether in a 3D view, as a report, or as a map within ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise; invite read-only users to analyze data in Site Scan Manager for ArcGIS; share content and report issues within Autodesk BIM 360; or export in common file formats.

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Enterprise fleet management

Fleet management keeps track of flights, drone hardware, and pilot flight history—all in one place. Drone program managers can create custom preflight checklists for their teams and store responses in the cloud.

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Advanced data analysis in ArcGIS

With the press of a button, Site Scan aerial photogrammetry data is available throughout the ArcGIS system, on-premises or in the cloud, to perform and automate advanced analytics such as object detection with ArcGIS Image Analyst. Easily integrate your drone imagery with building information modeling (BIM), lidar data, real-time Internet of Things (IoT) data, and more. 

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How it works


Plan the optimal flight path. For enhanced safety and planning accuracy, import layers and 3D models from previous flights or ArcGIS Online.

Execute autonomous flight

Complete your preflight checklist and execute an autonomous drone flight.

Upload and process in the cloud

After the flight is complete, upload your data for cloud processing and mark ground control points manually or automatically using computer vision.

Visualize, analyze, and share

View 2D and 3D outputs on the web. Make measurements, track changes, and perform other analyses. Invite your team to view project data and results.

Publish content and perform advanced analysis

Export in formats you need, publish to your ArcGIS organization for advanced analysis such as deep learning workflows, or push to Autodesk BIM 360.

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