Introducing MapViewer

An Overview of the MapViewer Features and Functions

From our new map viewer, you can see flight plan and flight log data as layers that can be overlayed on the final data product, along with any other previously created data products on your Measure Ground Control account. You can access the Map viewer tool through the Map button on the op right of your navigation pane. The map viewer is a new tool, and we will continually improve the feature’s capability including adding airspace, external data, equipment, and people locations as additional layers.

Here’s a quick crash course on the layers existing in MapViewer today.

Flight Locations

This shows anywhere a flight has occurred, no matter how the flight was logged; MGC, DJI, or manually. When this layer is selected, all flight locations will auto-populate in blue.


When this layer is toggled on, you’ll have a drop down of all sites stored in the system. You can either turn each site on individually, or select All Sites to have all your site locations populate on the map viewer in purple.

Flight Plans & Logs

Any automated flight plans created on web or mobile will be stored on the flight plan data. On the flight log data, you will find flight logs in the system flown with MGC with their corresponding telemetry data mapped. Once you toggled on either option, you will find a list of flight plans/logs filtered by the area showing on your map. Clicking on one will zoom you in to that particular flight plan (orange lines) or flight log (green lines). You can zoom back out to continue reviewing other plans or layers.

Data Products

Once you Create a Map in Measure Ground Control, these data products will also be accessible in the MapViewer. Once you toggle on the data products tab, you will find a list of products sorted by name, and filtered by the area showing on your map. Clicking on one will zoom you in to that particular map. 

From here, Data products can be exported as GeoTIFF (orthos and DSMs) or GeoJSON (contours) files for use across GIS software platforms common in construction, asset management, and survey-related work.  You can also tap into the measurement tools on the right hand of the screen.


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