DroneDeploy is an intuitive solution used to create aerial maps and 3D models. Using their mobile app - which is available on both Android and iOS - it’s possible to transform a range of DJI drones into reliable and powerful mapping tools. The DroneDeploy app facilitates automated flights from take-off and right through to landing while automatically capturing images that can be uploaded to their software for processing. These stills can be used to create a range of visualised data from 2D maps to 3D models.
Why Consider DroneDeploy?
An intuitive, simple to use solution
Affordably priced and feature rich
Potential for a greater ROI when compared to its competitors
Rapid processing and accurate results
Works with a range of DJI drones
An all in one drone surveying and mapping solution
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What are the Subscription Options for DroneDeploy?
Collate accurate georeferenced, orthorectified maps.
Create highly accurate topographic modelling, with DSMs.
Collect simple crop health visualisations with five algorithms.
Construct detailed, accurate 3D models and point clouds.
The DroneDeploy App
DroneDeploy’s mobile app allows users access to automated mapping services which are suitable for both beginners and professionals. Giving you complete control out in the field, their solution is a must-have for those looking to conduct aerial mapping services.
The app makes it simple to create flight plans on any device allowing you to launch a mission with automated take-off, flight, image capture and landing. You can keep on top of your flight through a live first person view and are free to take back control of the drone at any time.
Key App Features:
Intuitive user experience packed with functionality
Instantly measure both area and volume
Access your orthomosaic, NDVI, interactive maps and 3D models
Collaboration is made easy via shared maps and comment functionality
Help is always at hand thanks to DroneDeploy’s in-app support
Seamless compatibility with a wide range of DJI drones
These features make it simple to put together a range of data visualisations from orthomosaic, NDVI and digital elevation interactive maps to 3D models. DroneDeploy's full functionality suite is available for use through seamless integration with a highly intuitive app, making your aerial mapping projects as easy as the results are accurate.
DJI Matrice 600 (with DJI Camera) *Currently no RTK
Only with supported NIR Camera
DJI Mavic Pro
No known NIR camera
Now that you know what to expect it’s time to enquire further and discuss your needs with our team. DroneDeploy is a powerful aerial mapping tool that has taken the UAV mapping industry by storm, find out how it can benefit your business.
Want to try before you buy? DroneDeploy has you covered with its Explorer Plan which gives you an idea of what to expect with a limited version of the software. If you want to learn more about DroneDeploy and have Heliguy walk you through the process, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us:
Yes. It’s simple to swap batteries and continue your mission. Bring the drone back to its home point when the battery is low on power, swap in the new battery and restart your plan from the exact point where you left off.
If you lose connection, press and hold the Return to Home button on the controller to call back the drone. Once it returns, begin the mission again after power cycling the drone and restart your mobile device.
The DroneDeploy mobile app allows you to capture oblique photos of objects using the Orbit at End of Mission tool. For best results, we do still recommend conducting some manual flying with your drone and then processing those images with DroneDeploy’s software.
Yes, the DroneDeploy mobile app automatically controls the camera to tilt down in a base position after reaching your preferred altitude. For areas where you need to tilt the angle of your camera, such as when conducting 3D models, you will need to fly manually.
If you're flying on a bright day, the images may be washed out unless the white balance is adjusted to "Sunny" in the DJI Go app. For these settings to apply, you must turn off Automatic Camera Settings in the DroneDeploy app in the advanced section of the flight plan.
We recommend that all images should have significant overlap (at least 70% side and front). The greater the image overlap, the easier it is for the software to process your image. Higher overlap gives you greater map detail.
Yes, you can generate 3D models by using your drone for 3D mapping. Upload your geo-tagged drone imagery to DroneDeploy, and the software will take care of the rest. One of the big differences between DroneDeploy and other alternatives is that they carry out the processing for you in the cloud, so it doesn’t require a lot of desktop processing power.
No. Elevation maps are created using standard geo-referenced cameras on drones. DroneDeploy does some advanced maths to figure out elevations by looking at differences in perspective between two overlapping images.
Ground Control Points (GCP) are an effective way to increase accuracy on a global level. However, the data you are getting from a standard drone flight without GCPs will produce highly accurate volume measurements as those measurements are at the local level. These measurements are typically 98-99% accurate so GCPs are not necessarily needed. Learn more about accuracy here.