Consolidated Feature Request Poll and Bug List 2019

So each waypoint has an occupy coordinate and a point of interest coordinate?

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?

Yes. I would like the drone to move from point to point.

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.

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Thx., Michael. I’ll try the Litchi ,

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Bringing this poll to the attention of the product team. Thank you, folks! :slight_smile:


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?

Hi, would it be useful for some of you to add a possibility to import a DEM to get a more precise terrain following ?

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.

Ho… my point of view, is a bit different as i work in forestry, i fly with no internet connection whatsoever, but i have acces to Lidar data about elevation in the office when i plan my flights, it would be useful to get Lidar DEM under my DD plannification.

Yep, that is going to be tough for you no matter what service you use unless you plan in the “office”.

That’s what i do planning in the office, just need to plug a homemade DEM in DD flight plannification, then once all is set, drive 100km of dirt and fly.

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Planification! Love it!

I still think it would be useful to be able to see the average plant health for a selected area in the map. Whether that is VARI, NDVI, ENDVI, or whatever algorithm you are using to get plant health. Agriculture is the only setting I use DroneDeploy and that is the one feature I think would really help. Also, the ability to select the starting way point when resuming a mission would be useful as well.

So you would like to be able to draw a polygon and have it report the values for what you are seeing on screen?

Have you seen the latest product release and how it will now resume a mission from within a couple of meters of where it stopped instead the last waypoint on the leg.?

Yes, the same as before you just draw a polygon using the area tool and it then displays a plant health value that represents the average plant health of the area. Instead of just seeing red or green it would be nice to have a number represent the area as well. I briefly scrolled through the product release and I must have missed the resume a mission section. My mistake but I am glad to hear that is a new feature!

Got it. I will be reviewing the thread and summarizing the pole and other requests that have been added. Great suggestion. No worries as we are still all figuring out exactly what the changes were, but I think the resume mission will save us all a lot of time and batteries.

Yep, that platform bug never addressed.