I’m a little confused here. Drone Deploys support pages regarding shapefile import are leaving me hanging. I’m trying to flight plan ahead of time using a shapefile. DD’s pages direct you to a website about the shapefile import option.
First, they describe how to make a kmz and/or shapefile and then they jump to the “APP”. Is this the term for an app on a mobile device, or a standalone program in Windows, or just an add-in to the website itself?) The writeup makes no mention of “where” this work is being done and the screenshots look nothing like what I’ve got to work with.
I DID go through a process to download the app but who knows where it is! THERE IS a shapefile upload button there now. I use to upload the zipped shapefile. It says “processing the file” for a few seconds, and then I see the name of the zipped file there…but nothing happens. The default square flight plan stays on the screen but no boundary appears.
Sidenote: the DD help page says all you need to have zipped up to make a complete shapefile are three files: an .shp, .shx, and a .prj. However, you do not NEED a .prj for data in unprojected WGS84 data and you DO need a .DBF file. To see if I was wrong, I removed the dbf from the zip file and tried importing again but DD indicated it “could not process the file”)