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How Long Does Map Processing Take?


Turnaround times for map processing can vary depending on the size of the site and number of photos that have been uploaded for processing. In general, however processing times are as follows:

Photo Count

Turnaround Time

in Hours (estimated)

100

2

200

4

300

6

400

8

500

10

600

12

800

16

1000

20

1250

24

1500

29

1750

34

2000

39

2500

48

3000

58

3500

67

4000

77

4500

87

5000

96

 

Number of images: It usually takes longer to process datasets with more images. A 2000 photo dataset may take 10x longer to process than a 200 photo dataset, but a 4000 photo dataset may take 30x longer to process instead of 20x.

Processing times are not linear; several factors can impact the amount of time it takes to process your datasets:

  1. Size of site: Processing turnaround times are also affected by the size of the site. For example, a 1000 photo dataset that covers an area of 300 acres will take longer than a 1000 photo dataset that only covers 100 acres.
  2. Photo resolution: Photos with lower resolution will usually take longer to process. 
  3. Field of view: The more you increase your field of view, the fewer images will be taken. Generally, a larger field of view results in fewer photos being taken, which can decrease processing time. 
  4. Altitude: Flying at a lower altitude usually generates more images than flying at a higher altitude. Remember that the more photos in a dataset, the longer the processing time. 
  5. Oblique imagery: Including oblique imagery in your upload may increase the processing time, especially if the photos include a lot of horizon view points. 

You'll receive an email notification once your dataset has been processed and uploaded to your Skycatch account with links to your map in your viewer and downloadable files in box.com.

If you have uploaded a photoset and it is taking much longer than the above given times to process, please email us at support@skycatch.com with the name of the site and date of your upload.

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