Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about Pointscene

Rasters, photos and point clouds.

Soon also: IFC, LandXML, DWG, DXF (Q2/2022)

  • Rasters can be orthoimages or digital surface  DEM/DSM models (GeoTIFF, JPG+JGW, PNG+PGW, JP2,…)
  • Photos can be geolocated planar photos or 360° panoramas with metadata (equirectangular .jpg + .csv orientations)
  • point clouds can be created by photogrammetry or using SLAM,  mobile, airborne or terrestrial/stationary collected point clouds (.las, .laz or .E57). We also support other point clouds, e.g.  bathymetric point clouds, as long as they are in support formats.

No. Usually our customers capture and process their own drone data, or use subcontractors for that. We concentrate on handling and streaming data as a web services to all necessary project stakeholders. Although, we work closely with international drone and laser scanning service providers and can offer drone and laser scanning services on request. 

No and yes! Pointscene software doesn’t do photogrammetric processing for drone captured raw photos. We provide the cloud service and middleware of handling and streaming drone data in a web browser or other software. We recommend using  commercial drone photogrammetric modeling software (Pix4D, Agisoft Metashape, RealityCapture etc) for data photogrammetric processing. Here are sample videos of how to export data from these software into Pointscene use. We also can do the processing as a service for you.

Link to videos

We will soon offer processing capabilities using OpenDroneMap and Pointscene API.

Yes, after the files are converted to rasters (GeoTIFF,..).

Instructions for adding maps and drawings to Pointscene

Please contact to have support for drawing or other vector map layers.


We have a new 3D viewer in beta (Q2/2022) that supports 3D designs like IFC and LandXML together with point clouds. We can set up a project for you as soon as you contact us at

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