Mavic Air Compatibility with DroneDeploy


Hi everyone,

As most of you know, the Mavic Air will soon be available for purchase. We try our best to support newer DJI drone models and would like to see how many of you are interested in using the Mavic Air with DroneDeploy.

Edit on August 8, 2018

Hi everyone,

If you haven’t noticed already, we rolled out support for the Mavic Air beginning with DroneDeploy app version 2.77.0. If you haven’t updated your app yet, we encourage you to do so.

Christina and the DroneDeploy Team

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Hi Christina,

Yes, would be great using Mavic Air with DD.

Please, do this kind poll page asking for Spark, also.



Yes please. My office is considering the Mavic Air as a backup/travel drone. It would be great to be able to use it with DD.


My Mavic Air is on the way. Size and sensors are a plus to use with DD.


What’s the word on support for the Mavic Air ?


Hi @Zimmermanj87,

I’m not sure I understand your question. We don’t officially support the Mavic Air right now, though we’d like to see how many of our users would be interested in our support for it. :slight_smile:



Sorry it was suppose to be on not I. Should be pretty easy to support it since DroneDeploy supports Mavic Pro. Minus range, battery life and occusync the Air has better tech then the Mavic Pro.


Gotcha, @Zimmermanj87. Before we officially support any drone we do lengthy and thorough testing first to be safe. We haven’t done any of that yet for the Mavic Air but hopefully that will change soon.


How long does it usually take to complete your testing phases. Can we expect to see compatibility in the coming weeks or would it be months away? I’m really excited to see dronedeploy support the mavic air as I have one and would like to use it with your app.


Hi @3DDarren,

I wish I had a timeframe to share with you but we do not have a Mavic Air in our hands yet so it is hard to tell.




Hi everyone,

I’d like to share an update from the team here at DroneDeploy.

After testing the Mavic Air, we can confirm that (at this time) the Mavic Air is not yet fully supported by the DJI SDK and therefore DroneDeploy. We believe DJI is working on support that will allow Mavic Air to potentially work with DroneDeploy. The GPS precision recorded on captured images on the Mavic Air is also currently low, which will result in reduced measurement accuracy if you capture and upload images manually.

For now, we advise sticking to the Mavic Pro as your portable mapping partner. We remain excited by the potential and portability of the Mavic Air and will keep everyone updated with developments.

Christina and the DroneDeploy Team


I would kike to have DroneDeploy on my Mavic Air! I actually miss it the to the extent that I need to keep two drones.


Are you able to indicate how much lower the accuracy is on the Mavic Air GPS.


Hi @Kevin_Brown,

We don’t have any info to share on that at the moment.



Hi Christina,

Just wondering if your able to provide any update on DroneDeploy and Mavic Air.



Hi @Kevin_Brown,

We don’t have any other updates to share at this time. If that changes, I or a member of my team will be sure to update this thread immediately.



Yes, in architecture, the air fills a gap for a decent image quality, decent video, backpack small drone that can either be used to create flyby videos and photos of the built work… AND some small scale, small precision, terrain mapping work, which are sometimes needed to create initial proposals for clients with very little input and expense, before the actual surveyor is brought in for a formal high detail surveyor work. Despire having people say “You need a Phantom for that”, the Air just fits in the backpack alongside the DSLR and is a very good promise to a good partner for it, on field work. A Phanton, or a Mavic Pro 2 will be a somewhat steep investment. And image wise, the Air and the current Mavic Pro are quite similar, so, any problems the Mavic Air would have with mapping quality is shared by the Mavic Pro.


Does somebody knows if the new Mavic Air is compatible with the mapping app.


@joandalo As of right now, no.

We will update our site as soon as we have it on our roadmap. Thanks!