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When it comes to drone data, there’s a single metric that matters: accuracy. You want your drone maps and models to capture reality as closely as possible, so you can depend on them and make critical decisions for your business.

Today, we’re thrilled to share that we’re giving a big accuracy boost to your drone data: ground control points are now available in Site Scan!

Ground control points (GCPs) are easily-identifiable markers on the ground of your jobsite that can be used to ‘georeference’ your drone maps and models. By supporting ground control points in Site Scan, we’re making it possible to increase the absolute accuracy of your drone data and deliver a better finished product.

Processing with GCPs in Site Scan offers industry-leading precision: while flying at 100 feet with the Site Scan Sony R10C and using GCPs, you can achieve horizontal accuracy of 0.25 inches and vertical accuracy down to 0.25 inches.

This is a major development of how drone imagery is turned into actionable data: with this release, Site Scan is now the only end-to-end drone data platform with cloud processing for ground control points.

Comparing two geo-referenced orthomosaics that were processed with GCPs


“Ground control points are a game-changer for Site Scan. Now, I can easily tag and process GCPs in the cloud, and deliver my clients more accurate drone maps and models than ever before.”

— Chris Swigert, Liberty Excavators


Introducing Lightning, the fastest GCP workflow available

Lightning, the fastest GCP workflow on the market

As part of this launch, we’re also introducing Lightning, the fastest and easiest ground control point workflow on the market. Now, with Lightning’s intuitive user experience, you can enter and tag GCPs 5X faster than alternative workflows. Forget having to worry about slow, inefficient GCP processes: Lightning makes it easy for you to create deliverables that you—and your clients—will love.

Looking for a Site Scan demo? Contact us to speak with a specialist. They’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about the workflow, pricing, and more.