Analyzing & Delivering Drone Data with Hammer Missions
Updated: Nov 9, 2022
Capturing good quality data is hard but only half the job. Drone-powered inspections also require thorough analysis of the captured data for defects and anomalies, followed by sharing and reporting of the data with other stakeholders involved in the project.
In this post, we're going to look at how you can use Hammer to upload, inspect and share the captured drone data.
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Hammer's data analysis features are available through our web platform - Hammer Hub.
To try out Hammer's data analysis features, we recommend creating an account on Hammer Hub and having a drone dataset handy to trial. A typical data analysis workflow involves the following steps:
Uploading: Uploading the captured data to Hammer Hub
Analysing: Zooming / Panning / Scaling images to identify asset defects.
Annotating Defects: Annotating defect locations on the image with notes & tags.
Sharing: Sending the project to other stakeholders to view.
Reporting: Generating a report for other stakeholders to view.
Let's have a look at each step in the process.
1. To upload recently captured images, login to Hammer Hub and navigate to the Data Analysis Tab.
2. Now select New Project and fill in the required details.
3. Once you've entered the project detailed, hit Upload.
4. Do not close the window as the images are being uploaded.
Sift Through Images
Once the images have been uploaded, you can now sift through the images, and use the map view and image view to find a specific image. On the image, you can zoom and pan the image as required to get a better view of the inspection asset. All images maintain their original resolution, so you don't lose any asset detail.
If you would like to process the data into a 2D Map or a 3D model, our post on
processing data using Hammer Missions goes into more detail.
On finding a defect or anomaly in an image, you can immediately annotate the image using the rectangle and polygon annotation tools.
To annotate an image, hold the shift key and draw a rectangle / polygon over the region of interest.
Note: If you are using the polygon tool, you must double click to end creating the polygon.
Note: Vertical structures such as wind turbines, utility pylons and facades can be inspected in 3D using the option from side panel.
Once you've gone through all images, you can share the project with other stakeholders within or outside your organisation with a simple link.
Here's an example project for you to view:
If you prefer, you can also export the annotated images into a PDF report and share that with external stakeholders.
And that's it! That's how you can upload, analyse, annotate and share drone data with Hammer Missions. A range of new features around 3D models, AI and 3D view capabilities coming soon to the data analysis platform. Stay tuned for our future updates!
We hope this post was helpful in learning how to use Hammer Hub for analysing drone data. If you haven't got a Hammer account as yet, and would like try Hammer, you can get started on our free trial.
To learn more about our enterprise solutions, including mission collaboration, data processing and AI solutions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.
- The Hammer Team