After you have completed a 2D GPS Capture, you have the option to save your scan to the Scan Library. Select the checkbox that says Save to Scan Library to save the specific scan settings and location to your Scan Library.

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  • Saved scans will automatically appear in the Scan Library.
    • Once your drone is connected and in 3D Scan mode, you can review and repeat the scan
  • Exporting allows you to backup and save a scan as a .misson file on your mobile device, Skydio Enterprise Controller or external flash drive.
  • Importing .mission files is supported

[note]Saving and repeating a scan is only available in the 2D GPS Capture mode.[/note]

[tip] If your goal is to scan an area in regular intervals and overlay the scans (e.g. tracking the progress of a construction site), we recommend using Ground Control Points (GCP). The use of GCPs helps match the drone location data to the terrestrially-measured location data. [/tip]

To repeat a scan

Step 1 - Open the Scan Library

Navigate to the INFO tab and select Scan Library under Maps.


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Step 2 - Select scan

After selecting the scan, you will see a summary of:

  • Scan settings
  • Date and time of the original scan
  • Estimates for scan time and photo count
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Step 3 - Begin scan

When loading a saved scan, Skydio will check that you are close to the scan boundary.

  • You must be within 450 m of the scan boundary
  • GPS is required
  • If you are too far from the original scan location you will be prompted to move closer
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To export a saved scan

Step 1 - Open the Scan Library

Navigate to the INFO tab and select Scan Library under Maps.

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Step 2 - Select scan

After selecting the scan you wish to export, you will see a summary of:

  • Scan settings
  • Data and time of the original scan
  • Estimates for scan time and photo count
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Step 3 - Select Export

Select Export in the top right corner. By default, your scan will be saved as a .mission file and can be exported locally to your mobile device or Skydio Enterprise Controller via flash drive.

 

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To import a scan

Step 1 - Open the Scan Library

Navigate to the INFO tab and select Scan Library under Maps.

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Step 2 - Select Import Scan from File

Locate the file on your flash drive or mobile device. Only .mission files are supported.

Your scan will appear in the Scan Library after importing is complete.

 

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[note] Only .mission files created from Skydio 3D Scan are supported when importing. [/note]

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