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During the Webinar 4 the speaker made a line about a 3D planting area and built a profile that allowed him to see the height of the plants …

Which output shoud I use and how can I make a profile like this to check the height of the plants?


Hi Walter, 

We used Global Mapper (it is a GIS software). If I am not mistaken, Global Mapper has a free limited edition that permits you to do basic measurements (the tool you are looking for is called 3D Path Profile). For the moment, Pix4D does not have such functionality. Hopefully, in the future, we will have our own tool :-) 


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Thanks Christina,

However, how can I calculate the plant’s height in Pix4D ? There must be a alternative way in Pix4D…

What do you suggest ? It’s very importante to me.

Hi Walter, 

You could create a polylinefor each plant. This will work very well for the individual plants

However, I believe it is better to use Global Mapper for the profiles, as you will get faster more information. Hopefully, in the future, we will have our own tool.


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Do you or anyone in the pix4D support have a tutorial or document focusing on the joint use of pix4D and Global Mapper, especially addressing the use of the 3D Path Profile?

Any other tips ?

Thanks for all

Hi Walter,

No, unfortunately, we do not have any tutorial, but it is quite easy to use Global Mapper with our outputs:

  1. Drag and drop the Pix4D DSM into Global Mapper
  2. Click on the _3D Path Profile _tool:
  3. Draw the path:

I hope it helps :slight_smile:

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Very good Cristina,

Thank you very much for your support…


I am glad I could help!


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