ADU 01255: Is DroneDeploy the best option for mapping?

Today’s question is from Justin, who wants to know if DroneDeploy is the software of choice for use in mapping missions and what are some of the best practices around the use of DroneDeploy.

We begin today’s episode by listing the best resources for pilots undertaking mapping missions and going over the best workflows for an efficient and effective mapping mission. We then discuss how customer requirements can be a game changer to mapping projects deliveries and why pilots need to often consider this aspect when planning flight missions.

We study DroneDeploy and its benefits and compare it with another leading mapping software solution, the Optelos, and delve into which software is better for today’s mapping demands. A true assessment of a software is not complete by reviewing its application in mapping projects and we precisely trim down the comparisons between commercial and residential applications of mapping missions and how software plays a critical role in such projects.

In our last segment we focus on how Pix4D is better suited for 2D applications and summarize the workflow for pilots to follow when pursuing a mapping mission.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran in the mapping world or looking to get started into drone mapping, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

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[1:17] Learn more about Drone U’s PROPS roof inspection training

[3:05] Today’s question on DroneDeploy for mapping and what are the best practices and workflow for using DroneDeploy mapping

[5:24] Best resources for workflow process for mapping and measurements

[5:36] Best processing software for mapping projects and how client requirements play an important role in choosing a software

[7:21] DroneDeploy vs Optelos and which software is better

[9:02] How does a commercial mapping project differ from a residential mapping project from a software aspect

[9:36] Using Pix4D react for 2D mapping

[11:36] Workflow requirements for drone pilots conducting mapping projects

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