3. Dashboard

After successful registration and login with the registered email-id, you will be redirected to the dashboard.
Note: To access DroneNaksha Services:
  1. 1.
    Log in with proper credentials
  2. 2.
    Click on DroneNaksha
  3. 3.
    Select the required service

3.1 DroneNaksha Service

  • For the first time logging in, click on DroneNaksha, then you will be able to see all the informative pages about the DroneNaksha service.
  • You can close the pop-up by clicking on the close button which is on the top right corner.
  • You can toggle between the next and previous window by clicking on the next/previous arrow button.
Welcome to DroneNaksha
You can start using DroneNaksha by organizing your data in projects, image sets, etc. By creating different image sets in plans, you can organize huge data.
Organize your image data
After organizing your data in form of images, now be ready to process your data with just one click on the 'Process' button.
Upload your data
Now, the results are available which you can view on the map. It allows you to visualize the orthomosaics and different vegetation indices.
Orthomosaic: It's a huge, high-resolution image created by stitching together multiple smaller images known as orthophotos. It is an updated view of a large area of land. An orthophoto, also known as an orthophotograph or an orthoimage, is an aerial photograph that has been corrected for lens distortion, camera tilt, perspective, and topographic relief (changes in elevation of the earth's surface). These orthophotos have no distortion and a consistent scale across the image. These are also very valuable for construction companies. Without having to physically be on the job site, construction businesses can use these systems to measure stockpile volume, estimate material costs, and collect other relevant data. It is another useful tool for construction organizations which will be useful to make 3D models with raw data from aerial photographs.
Vegetation Index: A vegetation index (VI) is a spectral calculation that highlights vegetative features by combining two or more bands of light. It allows the observer to compare photosynthetic activity across your area of interest in a field of crops.
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI): The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) measures the difference between near-infrared (which vegetation strongly reflects) and red light to quantify vegetation (which vegetation absorbs). NDVI always ranges from -1 to +1. Negative values indicate the presence of water. NDVI values near +1 indicate dense green foliage. Whereas zero values of NDVI indicate the absence of green leaves or the area may be urbanized.
View Results
After having results, you can now proceed with the surface models view which will make it easy to visualize high-resolution complex model images such as DSM, and DTM.
  • DSM – Digital Surface Models: A DSM captures the natural and built features on the Earth’s surface. It is useful in 3D modeling for telecommunications, urban planning, and aviation. DSM can be used to determine runaway obstructions in approach zone, in aviation. DSMs can see where and how much vegetation is encroaching along a transmission line for vegetation management. Building tops, trees and plants, powerlines, and any other items recognized by the sensing method are included in digital surface models. These are important for urban/city planning and landscape modeling.
  • DTM – Digital Terrain Models and even: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and graphical representations benefit greatly from DTMs. They're employed in flood and drainage modeling, land-use studies, geographic applications, earth-work construction, and other applications.
  • DEM - Digital Elevation Model: A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is a representation of the Earth's bare ground (bare earth) topographic surface without trees, buildings, or other surface objects.
Surface Model View
DroneNaksha also supports a powerful tool to compare your results. You can compare imagery data with any other form such as orthomosaics with DSM, NDVI, etc.
Compare an Output
GCP: Ground Control Points
GCPs are points that a surveyor can precisely pinpoint in an aerial mapping survey: huge areas can be accurately mapped with just a few known coordinates. Ground control points might be anything visible in the photos. They usually resemble a little checkerboard piece. The form eliminates any doubt about where a ground control point's 'point' is. Just to get it noticed immediately they are always either black and white or of high contrast patterns. Traditional surveying methods, LiDAR, or an existing map - even Google Earth - may have been used to measure these points.
GCP Edit Mode
DroneNaksha allows you to edit the GCP points to make the workflow very easy and simple.
Now you can track and control your processing tasks from a single window.
Manage Processing Task

3.2 DroneNaksha Dashboard

The dashboard will allow the user to perform the operations related to projects such as:
Dashboard of DroneNaksha
Recent maps, images, and plans will be displayed on the dashboard as shown in the above picture. A list of all projects is also displayed on the dashboard. The user can select any of the existing projects, plans, or maps or can create a new project. The procedure of creating a new project is discussed here.

3.2.1 Project Create Projects
Create a new project by clicking on the plus (‘+’ add) button. A new project will be created after entering the desired and appropriate project name. Click on the ‘Next’ button to proceed.
Create New Project
The new project will be saved with a project name suggested by the user. Delete Projects
Click on three dots on the right side. By clicking on the 'Delete' button, the popup window will get displayed with details of the respective project. Once the project is deleted, you cannot retrieve it. Therefore, be careful before deleting a project.

3.2.2 Plans

In this section, the user can create and handle the plans which are useful in the processing of imagery data.
The user can create a plan immediately after the creation of a project. No plan will exist without the project. Enter the plan name with an optional description as shown in the following image. Click on the 'next' button to proceed.
Create a Plan

3.2.3 Create Imageset

Enter a valid name for an imegeset and proceed by clicking on the 'Next' button.
Create Imageset

3.2.4 Images Upload Images
After clicking on the 'Next' button the popup window will be displayed requesting to upload the images. Click on 'Finish & start uploading Images' to upload the selected imageset to the plan for processing.
Imageset selection
  1. 1.
    The next screen will be displayed when clicked on 'Finish'.
  2. 2.
    Click on the 'Close' button at the top right corner of the screen to close the popup window.
  3. 3.
    For no uploaded images, you can see graphic images.
  4. 4.
    To upload images click on add (‘+’) button. You can browse the images from your local computer also.
Selection of imegeset
5. Status of ‘Uploading images' will be shown while uploading images,.
Uploading Image
6. The user can abort the process of uploading images by clicking on the 'Cancel' button.
7. If there are duplicate images during uploading, you can skip them, overwrite them, or preserve both.
Options to handle Duplicate images
8. By selecting an image set from the sidebar menu, you can add another image set to an existing project/plan. A pop-up window will appear. The 'View all' button will take you to the 'Add Image Set' screen.
Adding new Imageset
9. You can see different types of views of the image sets like ‘List’ view, ‘Grid’ View, ‘Map’ View
List View: You can see images in the List view by clicking on the ‘List’ button which includes columns as follows –
Name - you can see the name of an
Date – you can see a date of an image created
Size – you can see the size of an image in MB
Resolution – you can see the resolution of an image in MegaPixel (MP)
List view of imagesets
Grid View: You can see images in Grid view by clicking on the ‘Grid' button. On the thumbnail, you can see the image name, resolution, and size of that image.
Grid view of Imageset
Map View: On the map view, blue dots will be displayed for the images which are uploaded by you.
Map view of imageset Delete Images
Delete images by clicking on three dots on the right side at the top as shown below:
Delete Image
The confirmation message will be displayed in a popup window. Click on the 'Yes' button if you want to delete the selected image. The next popup window will app showing the message ‘Images Deleted Successfully’ as shown:
Successful Image deletion Manage GCP:
Note: More information related to GCP is discussed in section 10 (GCPs) of this manual.
To manage the GCP points click on the three dots on the right side at the top as shown below:
Manage GCP
When clicking on manage GCP you will be redirected to the ground control points screen.
GCP Screen
Blue points will be displayed on the map view which is nothing but the images captured by the drone actually. When you click on these blue dots image pop up will be displayed as shown:
Managing GCP
After selecting the GCP point you can save it by clicking on the ‘Save’ button. GCP points will get cleared by clicking on the ‘Clear’ button.
Save GCP
Click on the 'delete' button to delete GCP. Keep in mind that you cannot restore the GCP once it is deleted. That's why DroneNaksha will confirm it by giving a warning before the actual deletion of GCP.
Delete GCP
Once the 'Yes' button is clicked the GCP will be permanently deleted.