Countour overlay in Pix4D

Is is possible to display the contours (generated from the DTM) on the Mosaic or the map view?

Ideally we would like to be able to print a satellite image of the survey area with the contours overlaid, so clients can see the topography in context.

Can this be done in Pix4D or perhaps another program like Quantum GIS?


Hi Thomas,

You can do it using Quantum GIS (QGIS) that is a free and open-source software.
QGIS download webpage:

You should then just drag and drop the orthomosaic file and the contour lines file (extracted from DTM) in the main view.
For more information about the output files of step 3:

I have reported the suggestion to implement this into Pix4D desktop.

Thank you!



Thank you for the informative response.

Also, I appreciate you passing along that suggestion. It would be a major asset to Pix4D if the contour overlay could be done within the program.

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I’m attempting to do the same thing, but I’m having trouble getting the right file from the Orthomosaic folder into QGIS.  I’ve imported the contour lines no problem.


Was the ability to do this in Pix4D desktop ever created?