Because this processing is being done in the cloud there are no system requirements to use Skyward Mapping & Modeling. How fast you can upload images for processing will be based on your internet connection.
What browsers and operating systems are supported?
Skyward's web app is a cloud-based platform that runs in your browser. On Windows, we support Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. On Mac, we support Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
How many images can I process?
Each dataset is capped at 4,000 images.
Can a project processed in Skyward Mapping & Modeling be downloaded and edited in Pix4D Mapper?
This feature is not yet available.
Can GCPs be used in Skyward Mapping & Modeling?
The ability to add GCPs is a feature that will be added soon!
Can a project without image geolocation be processed in Skyward Mapping & Modeling?
At this time, Skyward Mapping & Modeling only processes geotagged images.
What is the output coordinate system of a project processed by Skyward?
The output will use the same coordinate system the images are tagged with.
What happens if I close my browser while Skyward is processing my images?
Once all images in your dataset have been uploaded you can close your browser without impacting the processing of your data product. However, if you close your browser DURING the upload process you will lose all progress on the upload and have to start over.
How long will my dataset take to process?
Processing time will vary depending on the number of images being processed, but it will generally take 30-45 minutes for every 100 images in the dataset.
How should I capture images to get the best results from my Skyward Mapping & Modeling image processing?
Pix4D recommends the following front and side overlap when capturing images for datasets based on the type of objects being imaged:
75% front overlap and 60% side overlap for general imaging
80% and 80% for agricultural scenes
85% and 85% when mapping forest or dense vegetation
85% front overlap for corridor maps (60% side overlap when using multiple flight paths)