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Author Topic: Best flight planning software for photogrammetry for DJI Mavic with Android?  (Read 15788 times)

jgrn307

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Folks: I'm new to the drone-based photogrammetry world.  I'm trying to determine the best flight planning software that will work with a DJI Mavic Pro with an Android phone.  Pix4DCapture works well enough, but it doesn't allow me to capture photos in "RAW" mode, only a reduced-quality JPG which I'm finding is causing distortions in my images.  Does anyone have any recommendations for a good flight planning/autopilot that works for decent 3D photogrammetric purposes?

Alternatively, is there a trick to getting Pix4DCapture to collect RAW images (or, minimally, increase the quality of the JPGs?)

barrubba

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i'm go trying map pilot
http://www.dronesmadeeasy.com/Articles.asp?ID=254
i've read very well

CanadianOne

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Apparently it is not worth it capturing RAW images in all cases, this was said from one of the cofounders of PIX4D on a webinar. JPG is in most cases good enough, as RAW images will help adjusting exposure but overall the image quality is very much the same.

There are many, such as drone deploy, drones made easy, litchi, etc.

Keep researching! It will pay off!

jgrn307

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Thanks -- Map Pilot looks interesting but it is IOS only (no Android app planned).  Re: RAW vs. JPG, fair enough but it does seem like the quality of the JPGs could be higher.  Any ideas on an app that at least allows me to set the JPG compression?

jmos

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Here's an android option, works in conjunction with DJI Ultimate Flight App

http://www.djiflightplanner.com/

Some Others

Pix 4d capture
DJI Ground Station-IOS
Map Pilot-IOS
Data Mapper-IOS/Android
Drone Deploy-ios/Android




« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 08:23:58 AM by jmos »

birdofprey

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Mission Planner + Litchi app.