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Annotating Drone Data in Hammer Missions


It is all very well going out into the field and collecting high-quality drone data but why are you collecting it and what is its purpose?

The data collected is going to be used to analyze and report on, so that your client or stakeholder can come to a resolution as to what they need to resolve with the asset that you have collected that data for.

Reporting on the data collected is vital to help analyze what issues may be apparent, Hammer Missions can help you annotate that data to give your client or stakeholders a clearer picture of what issues may need resolving.

So how do we annotate drone data in Hammer Missions?

Annotating Drone Data

Once you have returned from the field, created your project, and uploaded your data you can proceed to annotate that data for reporting and analysis.

Details of each section can be found below:

1: Introduction

Have your project open and select the picture you would like to create an annotation on, this is done by selecting the picture from either the captured photos at the bottom of the screen or by selecting one of the yellow markers on the mini-map (shown below in red).

2: Create an Annotation

To create an annotation on your chosen picture hold down the shift key (as indicated at the top of the screen) and draw a box around the area on the picture you wish to annotate.

3: Add Comments and Tag

Now that you have created an annotation you can add comments and tags to that annotation, this will help when creating a report and will help identify what the issue is on that part of your inspection. Once you have added your text press OK to save that annotation.

4: Deleting an Annotation

If you no longer need this annotation or the issue has been resolved you can delete the annotation by selecting the delete icon, shown below in red.

5: Full-Screen View

You can also view the image in full-screen mode with the annotation added. To do this select the 'Toggle Full Page' icon shown below in red

6: Copying an Annotation

You can create multiple annotations in the same picture by copying your current annotation and using it again for another discrepancy. Select your annotation and press the 'copy' icon (highlighted in red).

This will copy the current annotation with the same details, you are now able to move this copy to your desired location on the picture.

7: Creating Annotations in Multiple Images

Creating annotations in multiple pictures is a simple process. Select an additional picture and create an annotation on that picture as you would have in section two.

8: Annotation Turns Image Orange

Creating the annotation will turn the square drawn around the annotation orange, it will also turn the dot on the mini-map orange to let you know which pictures have been annotated.

9: Annotation Severity

You can also mark an annotation in red to give it a level of severity. This is done by clicking the Triangle icon with the exclamation mark in it, as shown below in red.

10: Filter Images by Annotation

Now you have your annotations in place and have marked them accordingly you can filter your images by annotation.

Select Annotated images, as shown below in red

Once selected it will show only the images that have been annotated.

11: Filter Images by Tag

You can also filter images by tag

Select filter by tag as shown below in red

Enter your tag name in the popup box

This will filter all your images by the tag name

12: Reporting on Annotations

You are also able to report on the annotations and findings by selecting the report icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

From here you are able to generate a report on your annotated data in PDF format, you are also able to include guest links for all the pictures in the report.


We hope this blog post helps you understand how to Annotate Drone Data in Hammer Missions

If you'd like to learn more about how to high-quality data and get the most out of your drone missions, please feel free to visit our learning resources.

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— Team at Hammer Missions

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