Im checking out the possibility to use Dronedeploy to map whole mountains or large natural areas. The purpose of this would be to create cool looking hiking maps and either manually draw the hiking path afterwards in some Adobe program or somehow import the gps-coordinates of the hike into the model. Currently I own a Mavic Air but I am very aware of its limitations in pretty much everything that requires semi-long range so I am looking to upgrade to phantom 4pro (for its mechanical shutter) or mavic pro 2.
Im putting this out here to see if anybody in the community has done something similar or know about similar projects being done. Or if its even possible. According to the app it would take about 18 batteries to finish mapping one mountain.
It would therefore take multiple trips back and forth between home and the area I would be mapping to finish it. Does the dronedeploy app support continuing where it left off on the same map even the following day?
Also, this would obviously take a lot of time if using only one drone. Is it possible to use multiple drones to map the same project at the same time? Without them colliding with each other. Maybe its possible to create multiple discrete projects with different drones and later put them together somehow?
Any kind of input or thoughts on this monster project is appreciated! Thanks!