Step by Step Drone Mapping
Make sure that you follow all local regulations and safety guidelines
CHOOSE A MISSION PLANNING APP
There are many to choose from, but below our top three, including a short explainer video for you to watch
CREATE A MISSION PLAN
Double check your parameters:
Remember the rule of 80s - 80m altitude, 80% overlap, 80% sidelap (note that some projects may have variations in these specifications, but if in doubt, this is the one to stick to)
Fly high enough to clear trees and other obstructions;
Plan enough time to return home safely;
Create a single grid, not a cross grid or perimeter captures;
Try to keep to a rectangular area of coverage where possible;
Orient the camera nadir (directly down);
Make sure you can take off and land close to the survey site;
Close to midday flights are best over land to minimise shadows;
Mid morning and mid afternoon flights are best if there's water (rivers, lakes, creeks, ocean). Avoid the middle of the day otherwise you'll get a strong sun reflection in the middle of your photos;
Keep your flight area small so that you have plenty of time to get used to how it works and not run out of battery!
Have a great, safe flight!
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