Adding or Replacing an Aerial Image of a Property


The Aerial Image is the bird's eye view of the property which is captured using Google Maps.


Step 1: 

  • Navigate to the property, your screen should be similar to this:


  • If an aerial image has already been captured for this property then it might look like this:


Step 2: 

  • Find the “Upload Aerial”, “Capture Aerial” or “Edit Aerial & Section Outlines” text. 


Step 3a: 

  • If you would like to use Google Maps to capture the aerial image continue with Step 4.
  • If you already have an image you would like to use instead of a Google Maps image through the FCS system or there is not an aerial image in the system yet then continue with Step 3b.
  • If there is already an aerial image in the system click “Delete Aerial”. This will delete all aerial image data.
  • You will be taken back to the property page once the aerial image has been deleted.



  • Click “Upload Aerial” then click “Choose File”. Browse for the file you want to use and select it.



  • Once you have selected the file click “Update Image”. 



  • You are now finished replacing the aerial image.
  • If you would like to edit the section outlines on the image click “Edit Aerial & Section Outlines”.
  • On the next page make sure “Yes to edit sections” is selected and click “Done”.
  • Now continue with step 6.


Step 4: 

  • Click “Capture Aerial” or click “Edit Aerial & Section Outlines”.
  • You will be taken to a page with a Google Maps view of the property you are capturing the aerial for.


Step 5: 

  • Use the Google Maps controls or your mouse to zoom and move the view of the map.
  • When the building/property is centered and zoomed as far as possible without cutting any of the buildings off from the image click “Done” in the top right corner.


Step 6: 

  • You will now be taken to the sectioning page.
  • Here you can add and draw out sections of the property by clicking “Add Section” on the bottom right.
  • When you are finished with adding sections or do not intend to add any at this time, click the “Done” button on the top right of the page.



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