Printable Skycatch Ground Control Points (GCPs)

Using Skycatch ground control points will help increase the accuracy and turnaround time of your processed datasets. These ground control points consist of varying designs of encoded IDs that are automatically recognized by our automated processing pipeline.

There are two different sizes available for you to print, but we recommend using the larger sized ground control points when flying at higher altitudes to ensure that the marker is properly detected.

The ground control points are available in PDF, PNG, and PSD formats.

  • Designs for the large sized (46"x46") GCPs can be found here.
    These are recommended when flying higher than 40 meters above ground level (AGL).
  • Designs for the small sized (24"x24") GCPs can be found here.
    These are recommended when flying 40 meters AGL, and below.
Printing Details
We typically print our ground control points on 13oz vinyl with 8 grommets per tag to ensure that they can be securely placed. Grommets are optional, however there are green dots marking the grommet locations around the edge of the tag if you choose to have them made with grommets.
If you would like a recommendation for a printer, please let us know at We will be more than happy to connect you with the printer that we use to print our own Skycatch GCPs.
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