PrecisionMapper provides following outputs as a different zipped folder. Make sure that you extract
all content to access the output with the help of the required software.

  • Georeferenced Image (Orthomosaic) 
  • Digital Surface Model (DSM) 
  • Triangle Mesh 
  • Keyhole Markup Language (KML) Files 
  • Point Cloud 
  • 3D Model 
  • Contours (.SHP)
  • Drawing Exchange format (.dxf)

The following table provides you a list of outputs provided by PrecisionMapper, their file extensions
and necessary software to view them.

Table 1: Available outputs & their details
Output Name Output File Type Required Software*
Orthomosaic .TIF Software like QGIS, ArcGIS, etc
Digital Surface Model (DSM) .TIF Software like QGIS, ArcGIS, etc
Triangle Mesh .PLY Software like MeshLab
KML Files

Google Earth for KML file
Any web-browser for HTML file
Point Cloud .LAS Software like ArcGIS, AutocadMap, GlobalMapper, etc.
3D Model .obj Software like MeshLab
Contours .shp Software like QGIS, ArcGIS, etc. 
Drawing Exchange Format .dxf Software like Autocad, ABViewer etc.

*Apart from above-mentioned software, there are many others available in the market like- ENVI,
  AutoCAD and so on. Feel free to use them at your own convenience.

Georeferenced Image (Orthomosaic)
It provides a full orthomosaic image of your survey region with geographical references such as
latitude, longitude, altitude and so on. The output will be available in .TIF (Tag Image File) format . 
PrecisionMapper provides the Geo-referenced image as a default output (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Orthomosaic image (TIF format)

Digital Surface Model (DSM)
It provides the topographic image of the survey region, which is inclusive of natural (trees and
other types of vegetation) as well as built (apartments, power lines and so on) structures.
The output will be available in .TIF format.
A DSM includes structures which are extruded from the earth’s surface (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Digital Surface Model View (.TIF format)

Triangle Mesh
In triangle mesh, the survey region is displayed with the combination of small nominally flat polygons.
The output file format is .ply (Polygon File format). Various properties such as color, surface normal,
transparency and so on can be stored in this file format (Figure 3).

Figure 3: Triangle Mesh View (.Ply format)

Keyhole Markup Language (KML) Files
The KML zip folder consists of a set of .png images. The resultant file displays the survey area on
the earth map. The KML folder consists of a KML and an HTML file which can be used for analysis.
The KML file can be accessed with Google Earth while the HTML file with any web browser (Figure 4).

Figure 4: KML file view (HTML format)

Point Cloud
The survey region is represented with the help of Point Cloud data represented in a .LAS file.
The .LAS file consists of binary data related to stored airborne data captured by LIDAR sensor
(Figure 5).


Figure 5: Point cloud view (LAS format)

3D Model
3D model offers a visual representation of surveyed area which can be utilized to contextualize
the site and offers a platform for further analysis and processing. The survey region is provided as
an .obj (Object) file. This format represents the position of each vertex, the UV position of
each texture coordinates, vertex, vertex normal, and the faces that make each polygon defined
as a list of vertices and the texture vertices representing 3D geometry (Figure 6).

Figure 6: 3D Model view (.obj format)

Contours (.SHP)
A contour is a line through all contiguous points with equal heights. Contour is delivered as
.SHP (Shape) file (Figure 7).

Figure 7: Contour shape (.shp format)

Dxf Output
Dxf stands for Drawing eXchange format. It is the drawing interchange format typically used with AutoCAD. You can generate the .dxf option while selecting outputs from an orthomosaic (Figure 8). 

Figure 8: dxf output visible in 2d format