Why it is important for us to receive the dataset quickly after it was flown?

Our clients have their own deadlines to meet. In order to minimize their waiting time after they order data with Inflights, we require fast dataset upload after it has been flown.

What is a large dataset?

We consider every dataset over 10GB as a large one. Depending on your upload speed, additional steps should be taken to speed up the upload process.

To measure the dataset size select all images and right click on them, then choose properties.

How to test your upload speed?

A quick way to test your upload speed is to use a free online test website like:

https://www.speedtest.net/

Make sure to stop your downloads to get an accurate reading.

If your upload speed is less than 50Mbps then you should consider steps below:

How to speed up the upload process

There are a couple of steps you can take to ensure faster upload time to Inflights.

  • For very large datasets, split the dataset into few portions and upload from different computers that are connected to separate networks - Try uploading half of the images from your laptop at home and another half from a different computer in your office/friends house.

  • Make sure that the dataset is on the internal hard drive - when you are uploading directly from the SD card then several bottlenecks can occur like: slow card reader, slow card speed etc. Having the data stored on the internal SSD drive eliminates those bottlenecks.

  • Connect your PC/laptop to a router via a cable

  • Make sure that your other downloads/uploads are stopped.

  • Upload from a computer connected to a fast internet connection - pretty obvious, however what you can do is to test your internet connection speed on every network that you have access to.

  • Avoid slow networks - like in a hotel where a network is shared over multiple users


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