I wasn’t able to update the poll so I have recreated it. Pick 2 to 5 items. We will run with what we currently have, but suggestions are still welcome and will be added to the OP when dealing with changes to existing functionality.
Feature Request Poll
Pro and Business Plan Client Accounts with Editing
Per Project Pricing
Line Elevation Profile Bottom Location and Tracking Indicator
Polyline (multiple point line) Profiles w/ Bottom Location
I am not a DD employee and this is a culmination of what has actually been discussed in the forums. Despite how great we think the P4RTK and M210RTK are they are not practice for most users, especially the 210. Both are held back by DJI’s own design. As for GCP’s if you are getting by without them then good for you, but they are still the industry standard for true ground accuracy and certifiable work.
Having a ‘smarter’ crosshatch mission type that stops taking oblique shots once they include land beyond the mission’s perimeter box, or at a minimum, be able to intervene during the mission and tell the drone to continue to the next waypoint at a decent speed without taking any further pictures. Once on the next waypoint start taking pictures again. I reckon I end up taking a few hundred pictures that simply aren’t necessary or of the subject, meaning tens of minutes of wasted battery time.
Be able to continue from where the last photo was taken rather than the last completed waypoint, or again at minimum, integrate additional waypoints within the straight so that the extent of duplication is kept to a minimum, again limiting the amount of precious battery time wasted.
Not that I’m overly hopeful now, but add the toggles already designed in the standard mission to the progress reports to allow us to manage the exposure and focus settings. Shouldn’t be a lot to ask.
I have a KML file (or CSV), which has in it coordinates (Id1/Lat1/Lon1/Alt1, Id2/Lat2/Lon2/Alt2…etc.) that I generated and would like to know if there is a possibility to upload the file to the Drone via the DroneDeploy App so it will fly from point-to-point and pause at each point for taking an image ?
Good luck on #1. You basically have to stop the alliance short and one direction go past the boundary and then shoot really coming back the other direction. In the Yuneec Datapilot it’s a setting for a shorter longer turnaround. This is why there’s a crosshatch, so that you’re catching that line that you’re crossing. It becomes even though define properties as well. What we really need is an inside out scan, Opposite of structure scan.
For #2 multi-battery missions are supposed to behave differently. I haven’t flown one yet so I am not sure on this one. #3 have you tried manual flight?
My first thought would be Litchi. You can import the CSV into Google Earth and make a KML. Import the KML into Litchi and fine tune from there. If you are looking at specific objects it should be easily to place the points of interest, but if you are shooting an area, like aerials of an entire construction site it will take a couple of dry runs to get the horizontally and vertical positions on the POI’s right. There are other occasions where the waypoints can be set, but I manually fly to them and line up different perspectives each time.
Can you share a little more about the project and end goal?
I have the KML file containing the points. I tried to upload them into DD App via the “Import KML or SHP” but it only accepts polygon KML files. I imported the KML file into Google Earth and it appeared OK.
I am not familiar with Litchi. Is it free ?
I am not sure if DD has a “Point-to-Point” feature so the drone can move to these points.
I can manually fly from one post to another, but how to get the KML into the App ?
It is for flying from one post to another and pausing and taking some images.
Correct, DD only accepts polygons at this point. Litchi does as well as paths and points, but it turns them all into a traditional point-to-point flight. It is $24-25 and worth it’s weight in gold for its versatility.
In Litchi you can be flying and planning a mission at the same time. So I manually fly what I want and set the waypoints at my positions. Then if desired I can set the POI’s and dry-run to get them right or just manually control the yaw and pitch of the camera. The granular control of the points allows you to control horizontal, vertical and heading of each waypoint independently as well and the position and vertical of each POI.
Would their be a way to make the poll a little more visible? I had to change it from General Discussion to Feature Request because there is a bug in the system for some reason that General Discussion does not show up as a new or latest item. I can’t edit the poll, but maybe a link to it in a new post?
I think that is one of the ideas. We discussed possibly being able to generate a terrain from a quick Live Map flight. It would be standard resolution, but it would be 10x more accurate than the Google Earth SRTM that most services are using. That SRTM has served me fine, but I do have to be careful when slopes surpass 3:1.