I have a 50 ha property that I wish to map.
I’ve inserted old school units for those who need them.
I’ve made a decision to only use 6 batteries for the job and a flight time of about 90 minutes.
I’m new to DD/drone mapping and would appreciate some advice from experienced users.
I need to make a choice between low flight height at 60 metres (200 ft) with higher side/front overlap ratios or 100 metre (300 ft) flight height with lower overlap ratios.
In order to achieve good quality mapping which should I go for?
What is the minimum side overlap one should use?
Does the front overlap only affect flight speed? - and therefore it should be as high as possible?
Or do I just keep both overlaps on 75%
…and why does DD not provide an total camera image tally parameter during flight planning? Surely this is a most useful variable to be given as an outcome of one’s flight planning?
Similarly does the total time parameter take into account the reduced flight speed? - as the flight speed parameter is not real time anyway - don’t even know why it’s there in DD - it’s about as useful as a missing prop on my P4 pro!
Appreciate all feedback.