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What are the supported camera types for ortho mapping in ArcGIS Desktop?

Last Published: September 18, 2020


ArcGIS Desktop allows for ortho mapping with an Advanced ArcGIS Desktop license. ArcGIS Desktop can process images captured with different camera types including DSLR (digital single-lens reflex), large format, lightweight format, and perspective. The list of supported camera types for drone ortho mapping is available in the DAT file located in the following directory: 

Esri does not support editing the DAT file.
The DAT file can be opened with Notepad or any standard text editor.
ArcGIS Pro
C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\DigitalCameras.dat
C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.x\bin\DigitalCameras.dat
Camera types not listed in the DAT file are supported if the focal length and pixel size match any of the listed cameras except for fisheye cameras.

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  • ArcMap
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 x

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