Maps Made Easy provides easy to follow workflow wizards to lead users in creating various types of outputs. Some of the outputs require more inputs. Any georefereced output, like a GeoTIFF or DEM (DSM), will require at least a few of the input images to be aligned with the real world. Some cameras record this information for you, some don't.


Aerial Mapping Workflows
Create stitched images, orthophoto maps, DEMs (DSMs), NDVI imagery and 3D models.

Maps Made Easy Image Stitching Orthophoto

Stitched Imagery
up to 1,200 images

All you need is images. Black background. Results are not North up (random rotation). Sample

Stitch Images
Maps Made Easy EXIF Geotagged Images

Georeferenced w/Camera GPS
up to 5,000 images

Use your camera's built-in GPS and EXIF tags to align your imagery to the world. Sample

Create Map

Best option for use with DJI Inspire 1, DJI Phantom 3/4 or most drones.

Map Pilot for iOS automates the data collection process.

Maps Made Easy Georeference Georeferencing

Georeferenced w/Basemap
up to 1,400 images

Use public maps or your own creations to align your imagery to the world. Sample

Create Map
Maps Made Easy Ground Control Points GCPs

Georeferenced w/Manual GCPs
up to 1,400 images

Use manually recorded ground control points to align your imagery to the world.

Create Map
Stitch Only Camera Georef Basemap Georef Manual Georef
No Extra Work
iOS Map Pilot App
Web-based Volumetric Measurements Available
Full 3D Processing Available
Satellite/Streets as Baselayer
Uses Image Geotags
Uses Existing Maps for Alignment
Uses Manually Recorded GPS Points
Outputs
GeoTIFF/TIFF *
Textured 3D Model * * * *
JPG * * * *
Map/Model Embed Codes
DEM (DSM)
Point Cloud (XYZ/LAS)
Colorized Elevation
KMZ for Google Earth (3D)
NDVI Ag Processing Optional * Optional Optional Optional
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* Not Georeferenced


  • GeoTIFF High quality image at up to 300k x 300k. Georefereced.
  • DEM (DSM) GeoTIFF High quality image at 1/4 of GeoTIFF resolution. Georefereced workflows only. 32-bit elevations with NODATA.
  • Colorized DEM GeoTIFF High quality image at 1/4 of GeoTIFF resolution. Georefereced workflows only.
  • NDVI GeoTIFF High quality image at 1/2 of GeoTIFF resolution. Customizable color mapping. Red or Blue filtered input images.

  • Tiff High quality image at up to 300k x 300k.
  • JPG Compressed image at up to 300k x 300k.
  • Colorized DEM JPG Compressed image at 1/4 of GeoTIFF resolution. Georefereced workflows only.
  • NDVI JPG Compressed image at 1/2 of GeoTIFF resolution.

  • Map iFrame Embed Code Embed the map with all associated layers on any site.
  • 3D Model iFrame Embed Code Embed the 3D Model preview on any site.

  • Textured 3D Model OBJ, MTL and JPG texture files. Dimensions in meters.
  • Textured 3D Model (small) 10k face version of the OBJ, MTL and JPG texture files. Point cloud information is in the OBJ file. Dimensions in meters.
  • Point Cloud XYZ RGB and LAS outputs for compatiblity with CAD and GIS software.
  • 3D KMZ 250k face Google Earth and SketchUp compatible 3D model.

  • URL to Stitched Tile Layer For use in a user's own custom maps.
  • URL to Colorized DEM Tile Layer For use in a user's own custom maps.
  • URL to NDVI Tile Layer For use in a user's own custom maps.