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How to create a new operation on a site

This article will show you how to order an operation for your desired data product

Updated over a week ago


An operation is considered as an order for processing, it is how Sitemark coordinates their inspections carrying out data acquisition (if required) and processing based on the specifications of that operation.

An operation can have a number of different deliverables depending on the data product that you choose, you can find more details on that below.

Pre-requisites for creating an operation

  • Before you can create an operation, you need to have a site. Please follow this guide on how to create a new site

  • Have an active subscription with credits on your account, if this is not the case please reach out to your account manager or to help with this.

Video guide

Step by Step guide

On the sites landing page of the platform, select the site on which you want to create a new operation. Click on the "New Operation" button at the top:

Select a Data Product

Highlighted in green below are the different data products. Data product are specific bundles that tailor the platform to your use case. You can find more information on the available data products here.

Defining area of interest

The next screen will verify if there are any airspace restrictions within the site area you have marked. This is also the last chance to alter any of the site boundaries and make sure that everything you want to be inspected is within the region.

Boundary editing tools

Allows you to draw additional or new boundaries on the map

Allows you to select an existing boundary to then edit them

Using this button you can upload an existing KML to the platform

When you’re ready, click next to proceed to the next window. 


If you have uploaded any overlays or created regions you can also use these layers in order to help you create the operation boundaries accurately.

Data Acquisition method

Here you will have to choose whether you would like to use one of the pilots within Sitemark’s network or you would like to fly the operation yourself.

If you leave this check box empty you are indication that you have or will fly this inspection by yourself and upload the data directly to the platform.

If you would like to fly with a Sitemark pilot you will need to indicate the date range you would like the inspection to take place. We will then reach out to you to begin coordinating the inspection with you.

Confirming the operation

Once you have completed these steps you will then be at the final stage, if you are happy that all of the information that you have entered is correct you can confirm the operation and you will have completed a draft operation.

If you have a subscription to a data product, you will be able to confirm the operation straight away. If you require a quote for the operation, it will default to Draft status until the proper checks have been made. Once this has been completed you will be able to see the green Create button shown below. The operation status will then update to Ordered.

❗️ If your operation is stuck in draft, please reach out to your account manager for confirmation or if you are unsure who your account manager is, please reach out to us via Intercom.

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