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Submitting Your Instant Inspection Data

Submitting Your Instant Inspection Data

Submitting Your Instant Inspection Data

Submitting Your Instant Inspection Data

Submitting Your Instant Inspection Data

Submitting Your Instant Inspection Data

Submitting data for a different type of inspection? View documentation here.

We recommend using Raptor Flight to plan the flight for Instant Inspection data collection. Follow the instructions for setting up data collection using Raptor Flight. Additional details about data quality requirements and check-list are listed in data collection guidelines

It is necessary to calculate the normalized Delta T information for the detected anomalies. If irradiance is not measured at the time of inspection, the report will not contain normalized values.

Step 1: How to get the data upload link

Use the upload link found in your order to upload the images and copy it to open it in your browser.

- A note about obliques -

Obliques can be uploaded at any time by using the upload link. To optimize upload and processing time, we recommend that obliques should be uploaded after all the inspection images have been submitted for processing.

If you want Oblique images to be added to your inspection report, you must upload them as a separate session by clicking the check box “This upload contains obliquesbefore starting the obliques upload (more details in Step 2). 

Step 2: How to upload inspection images

You can add images from a folder on your desktop by clicking "click to upload" area, or you can drag-and-drop your images into the upload box.

Name the upload session (e.g. a combination of inspection name and inspection date) or a descriptive name easier to refer (e.g. “Northwest Block”). Note that this name will not appear in the report, but useful for next steps in creating image sets. 

The images are NOT uploaded yet. At this point, the image metadata are extracted and all photos with GPS positioning are displayed. You will see the locations of the images on the map.

This is your opportunity to check and make sure the flight didn’t miss any rows or if there are any erroneously captured images beyond the intended flight plan.

Click on "Upload Images" to start the upload process.

You can monitor the progress of your upload session. You can navigate to other browser windows or tabs, but do not close this tab until the upload is complete and a success message is displayed. 5G data connectivity or WiFi connection is recommended on-site for speedy transfer.

The "Continue" button will be active once the images have been transferred to the Raptor Maps server.

Step 3: How to submit images for processing

You will be taken to “Uploads” tab of the page after each upload is complete or you can access it any time by clicking on “Uploads” link at the top.

If you have uploaded multiple sessions, they all will be seen on this page. Select the one that you want to submit for processing. 

Images corresponding to the session will be shown as pins on the map at the location they were captured. Orange pins represent IR images and red ones RGB. Note that since both IR and RGB images are captured at the same time, one may be hidden behind the other. 

You can use the polygon tool on the map to select a subset of images to submit. Note that the satellite imagery may be mis-aligned and reviewing the images especially around the edges of the upload is recommended. Unselected pins will show as Blue and will be excluded from processing. See some guidelines about selecting images here.

You can enter site and inspection specific information next.

Name: This name is important as it appears in the order status page while the processing is ongoing. This name is also used to identify the orthomosaic created by stitching the images in this set and visible in the report.

Mount Type: It is important to select the correct Mount Type for the site: Rooftop, Carport, or Ground Mount to ensure optimal processing of images.

Irradiance: It is necessary to calculate the normalized Delta T information for the detected anomalies. If irradiance is not measured at the time of inspection, the report will not contain normalized values.

Once you press "Continue", here’s the last step to confirm all the information and start processing data.

Step 4: How to upload more images

You have now submitted one image set for Instant Inspection processing. You can continue with another Image Set (e.g. a different rooftop or a carport, or a separate ground mount section). 

You can do so by clicking on "Upload More" in the next pop-up, and repeat the process starting Step #2. 

Otherwise, click on "I’m Done" and you will taken to the Order Status page where you can track the progress of your Instant Inspection.

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