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October 14, 2014
Mapbox and Pix4D Partner to Allow One-Click Upload of Orthomosaics

Lausanne, Switzerland, Oct. 6, 2014—Aerial image processing software such as Pix4Dmapper allows to produce geo-referenced orthomosaics and 3D models in a cost-effective and timely matter. UAV mapping technologies are adopted by several hundreds of new users monthly and drastically change the way GIS information is produced for many industries. One of the remaining challenges is to safely and easily share the big amount of data produced.

For this reason, Pix4D partners up with Mapbox to allow users to store, publish and interact with the produced data in a fast and easy way, making use of Mapbox’s APIs. Through this partnership, Pix4Dmapper customers can optimize their workflow with a one-click upload of orthomosaics directly in the software and get access to a free Mapbox “Plus Plan” account that offers up to 10GB of free storage as of today.

“One of our goals is to offer users an automated workflow that allows them to spend less time producing high-resolution results and more time analyzing and interacting with the processed data. Including new upload and sharing functionalities directly in the software enables users to be even more efficient all the while keeping control over how the data is shared” says Christoph Strecha, CEO of Pix4D. 

Mapbox creates tools for anyone to design and publish custom maps. Over the last couple of years, their team has built a custom platform using open source software and open data. The company is based in Washington, DC and San Francisco and is funded by Foundry Group.

Watch the video of the One-click upload here:

About Pix4D

With over ten years of leading scientific research and founded in 2011, Pix4D has become the main provider and industry standard for professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) processing software. Started as a spin-off of the EPFL’s  Computer Vision Lab in Switzerland, Pix4D is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and local offices in San Francisco, USA and Shanghai, China. 

Pix4D develops and distributes its proprietary desktop software called Pix4Dmapper that allows to convert thousands of terrestrial and aerial images taken by lightweight UAV or aircraft into georeferenced 2D orthomosaics and 3D surface models and point clouds. With its advanced automatic aerial triangulation based purely on image content and unique optimization techniques, Pix4Dmapper offers survey-grade accuracy and features a fully automatic workflow.

About Mapbox
Mapbox ( is a platform for designing and publishing custom maps that are fast and scale. Our technology makes it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub. We're building our stack using open source tech and working with open data.

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