Many parts of DroneDeploy involve satellite base maps, including flight planning, viewing drone location during flight, interacting with processed maps and drawing annotations. In order to provide a better experience for our users, we are in the process of replacing the existing satellite base layer in DroneDeploy with Google Maps.
Moving to native Google maps will offer many great advantages:
- Less device memory required, reducing the risk of the DroneDeploy app crashes
- Higher quality and more up-to-date satellite base maps worldwide (comparable to what you see on Google maps)
- Faster, snappier app experience
Transitioning to Google Maps is a big project for our mobile team. While we continue to finish this transition, we want to share our progress with Google Maps so that you can start using it as soon as possible and help us find and fix issues before full launch.
What to expect in iOS version 2.0.45?
Things to expect in this version:
* Plan flights over google maps base layer (great global coverage)
* Significantly lower chances for crashes on the flight page when drone is in the air
Known Issues with iOS version 2.0.45:
Here is a list of known issues that our team is currently busy working on. We expect to resolve these for the iOS app by June 15, 2017.
- Dragging markers, editing polygons and polylines requires a long tap and hold
- Plant Health and Elevation layers are unavailable
- Resuming mission after closing the app doesn't work
- Poor annotation performance
- Certain apps from app market like Tensorflight will not work with google maps