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Wild Error in Volume Calculations in Cloud from MAP View

I have uploaded a map with a clear conical dirt pile to PIX4D cloud.  The quality report is excellent and the point cloud is clear.  I have tried to measure the volume in two ways.  First, from the 3D view I trace the base of the pile.  The volume computaion results are as follows:

Area:  3,603 sq ft

Projected Area:  3,572 sq ft (makes sense - slight slope to the base ground)

Volume:  940 cu yards (the pile is about 9 feet high so this is a ballpark reasonable number)

If I then on the same map go to the 2D “MAP” view and use the volume measurement tool there to trace and measure the same pile, I get:

Area:  3,552 sq ft (this is consistent with the above)

Volume:  34,124 cu yards!!!  Not possible - this would correspond to a cylinder about 100 yards tall!

What is going on here?  Same map, same dirt pile.


Here is the map in question:

Thanks, Mark





Hi Mark,

Thanks for reporting this. We are looking into it an I will update this thread here once we identified what’s causing such a big difference in the calculations.




We identified the issue and a fix is going to be live early next week.

Have a great weekend,


Hi Mark,

It turns out we managed to release a fix quicker than expected so it is already live. Your volumes should now work as expected both in the 2D map and in the 3D model.



Hugo Campos

I checked my map and now the computations seem consistent.  Thanks for the QUICK patch - appreciate the excellent support on this.  Mark