Why Include Data Collection Settings?


Including detailed data collection settings helps everyone at ROCK and your colleagues understand the context and parameters under which the data was collected. This information is crucial for accurate analysis and troubleshooting. When you upload your dataset from ROCK Desktop to ROCK Cloud, follow these steps to ensure comprehensive documentation:

  1. Name Your Dataset: Give your dataset a clear, descriptive name.
  2. Detailed Description: Include data collection settings and weather conditions for your survey.

Steps to Include Data Collection Settings

  1. Upload Your Dataset:

    • Process your dataset in ROCK Desktop.
    • Once processing is complete, click on the “Upload" icon.
  2. Name Your Dataset:

    • Provide a descriptive name for your dataset. 
  3. Add a Description:

    • Include flight parameters and weather conditions, Example:
      - 45 meters AGL
      - 50% overlap
      - 5 meters per second speed
      - Overcast day
      - 65 degrees
      - Flown in the morning

Internal Links for Further Reading

For more detailed instructions and best practices, refer to the following resources:

Recommendations from ROCK Support

"Including your data collection settings as well as the weather conditions during your survey is really helpful. This way, the details are going to be visible for the ROCK Support and Deliverables Teams to see. 


By following these guidelines, you ensure that your dataset is well-documented and easy to analyze. Including detailed data collection settings helps streamline the process for everyone involved. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to ROCK Support.

Thank you for ensuring your datasets are well-documented. Happy surveying!