Contours and Multiple flight over tropical bush


#1

Hi,

I’m planning a flight to cover approximately 151.4 hectares of jungle/bush. i would like to know the best settings to use so i can export a clear contour map of the area and do it with the shortest flight time (i only have 2 batteries and the drone is a Phantom 4).

Setiings i’d like to know:
-Flight Height
-Front overlap
-Side overlap
-Mapping flight speed
-Structures mode?

I’d also like to know if i need to install an add-on app that could facilitate this type of flights and the export of contours.

Please assist.


#2

Providing accurate contours without some kind of point cloud editing software is going to be tough. Even with that it would be a good amount of work to strip it down. As for the flight your will need 70/70 overlaps and around 275’ AGL. Flight speed should be automatically set unless you are in a darker than ideal scenario. Are your contours just for relative drainage analysis or do they need to be real ground elevations?