All Collections
Operations & Maintenance
Use Cases
Analysing results: Solar Inspection Pro
Analysing results: Solar Inspection Pro

Helping you to understand the results of a Solar Inspection Pro operation

Updated over a week ago

Data layers

The Sitemark fuse platform offers a number of data layers depending on the Data product that you have ordered for your inspection. These data layers can be found on the right hand side of the page and work hierarchically to each other, meaning the one on top of the previous layer will also appear visually over the data layer below it. Each data layer can be turned on and off via the check-box.

Customising data layers

Some data layers have additional customisations that can be applied by clicking on the arrow location on the left of the data layer to show the options. You can then adjust certain properties for that layer. For example, this can be used to adjust the colour scale of the thermal orthomosaic to improve the contrast of the layer and make thermal anomalies appear more clearly. For thermal orthomosaics we recommend a temperature range of 20โ„ƒ.


Some data layers such as Overlays and Regions can have multiple additional sublayers that can be turned on individually to prevent visually overloading the platform.

What are the data layers that are offered in a Solar Inspection Pro operation?

Base layer: The base layer is satellite imagery of the location of the operation and helps provide reference points to the location of the inspection area.

RGB orthomosaic: High definition colour orthomosaic of the operation area. This data layer is used to assess the cause of a thermal anomaly found within the thermal orthomosaic.

Thermal orthomosaic: Radiometric thermal orthomosaic of the operation area where each pixel of the map contains a temperature measurement. This data layer is used to locate and analysis the thermal anomalies within the inspection area.

Photos: The photos layer shows you the positions that the raw photos were taken by the drone during the inspection. This layer can be split between both thermal and RGB photos by going into the sublayer of the photos day layer and turning on one layer at a time.

The icons on the map can be clicked to display the raw photo as well as the time stamp of when the photo was taken. These photos can be zoomed in and out of as well as rotating by pressing shift and clicking while moving your mouse. Additionally you can click on the button on the top right shown in the image below to download this photo.

Overlays: This data layer displays any overlays that have been added to the site and can be used to visualise existing site documentation with the information contained in the Sitemark Fuse platform. For more information on overlays and how to use them and a guide on setting them up you can visit the article linked below.

Regions: The regions will allow you to display any regions that have been added to the site. Regions can be a powerful tool helping to fuse together the visualise information of the overlays with the Sitemark Fuse platform so that the platform can interact with the data from the overlay. For more information on regions and how to use them and a guide on setting them up you can visit the article linked below.

Boundaries: This data layer highlights the area that was ordered for the inspection

Thermal Anomalies: The thermal anomalies data layer highlights all of the anomalies that have been detected in the inspection. These anomaly tiles can be selected to display additional information specific to that anomaly. For more information we have a full guide on the thermal anomaly classifications you can follow the link below.

Annotations: When you create annotations or measurements on the platform, they are added to this data layer. When viewing the results the measurement options can be accessed in the top left hand corner of the screen, show below.

Swipe compare

Swipe compare is a very useful feature when wanting to visually compare 2 different data layers. For example in a Solar Pro operation it can be used to visually compare between the Thermal and the RGB data layer as shown below.

Did you know it can also be used to compare data layers between different operations?

For more information on the swipe compare feature you can click the link below.


Filters are a very powerful tool to help you highlight and focus in on the information most relevant to you. In solar inspections filters can be used on a number of data fields, for example delta temperature filter out the hotspot anomalies with the lowest delta temperatures. This feature is very important in helping users come to the most insightful conclusions from their data, to fully understand the possibilities of it you can read the support article linked below.

Charts mode

Within all inspections of a solar site as a part of the analysis you will have access to the Charts mode in the results of your inspection. For a Solar Inspection Pro, the Charts mode provides a high level overview of the thermal anomalies. It can be used to quickly understand the overall health of the site and when utilised fully with regions can help identify underperforming areas of the site and localised problems. For our full guide on charts mode, you can follow the link below.

Exporting data

There are a number of ways to export the analysis from the Sitemark Fuse Platform. Whether it's downloading the orthomosaics of the inspection as a Tif file, the anomaly information as a CSV or the automatically generated report it's all possible. For the full guide on how to export your data from the platform you can follow the link below.


We have a wealth on knowledge in our support section and are always adding more, the added bonus is that it's available 24/7 so knowing how to access it is very important.

Via the platform

In order to access the support section via the platform you can simply click the support button located on the left panel highlighted below in red.

Via Intercom

With Intercom you can access the support section by searching for your topic in question in the highlighted section labelled 2.

If you are not able to find what you were looking for after searching the support section you can also access our live chat to speak to someone from the Sitemark team by starting a conversation in the box highlighted below and labelled 1.

Did this answer your question?