How to export your DJI Terra project for Nira

Nira is a very convenient tool to share and collaborate on your DJI Terra mission projects.  For the best results, please follow the steps outlined below. These steps should be performed after importing your photos into DJI Terra, but before starting the Aerotriangulation or 2D/3D Reconstruction.

  1. Under Aerotriangulation > Advanced, enable the XML Output Format: 1.pngNote: Even if you choose not to upload the XML, it's best to always enable the XML output.  Once reconstruction has finished, you cannot enable it after without redoing the entire reconstruction process.
  2. Also under Aerotriangulation > Advanced, make sure "Known Coordinate System" is selected.
  3. In the Aerotriangulation > Advanced > Horizontal Datum Settings dropdown, choose a UTM zone closest to the captured area e.g. "WGS 84 / UTM zone ##". If you're not sure what the "##" portion should be, use the Nira UTM Zone Identification Tool. If you'd prefer to use a different coordinate system, please ensure it's Cartesian by following these instructions.
  4. In the 3D Model > Advanced section, ensure "Known Coordinate System" is selected.
  5. In the 3D Model > Advanced > Horizontal Datum Settings dropdown, choose the same coordinate system that you used in step 3.
  6. Enable OBJ. 2.png
  7. Click "Start Reconstruction". Once the reconstruction is complete, navigate to you DJI Terra project folder and drag and drop the entire mission folder into your Nira dashboard: 3.png
  8. You can optionally include the original drone photos if you wish to use Nira for virtual inspection:5.png
  9. Choose an Asset name and then click the right arrow button to proceed:6.png
  10. Choose Photogrammetry as your asset type and click Start Upload.  Within a few minutes, your asset will be ready for viewing and inspection:7.png


Below you'll find an example asset that includes the 3D OBJ model, XML Aerotriangulation, and source photos for inspection:










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