DroneDeploy Announces New Release of Automated Drone Flight and Mapping App

By Mike Ball / 27 May 2016

DroneDeploy AppDroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has announced the new release of its fully integrated, free iOS and Android app. With this release, users with the latest drones from DJI can not only autonomously fly and capture images, but can also analyze their drone imagery directly from within the DroneDeploy app.

“Automating drone flight and image capture is critical, but only half the story,” said Mike Winn, CEO and co-founder, DroneDeploy. “The real value is in deriving insights from the data. By creating an integrated app which includes both drone flight and data analysis we’re helping our users better extract insights while in the field, giving them a competitive advantage.”

The new integrated drone mapping experience enables faster and smoother transitions between drone flight and data analysis. The DroneDeploy design team focused on key mobile elements, such as intuitive interactive touch, contrasting colors for better outside viewability, and bringing annotations and other key functionality to the forefront.

The new DroneDeploy iOS and Android app includes enhanced flight planning features, such as the ability to rotate the flight direction and easily select the starting waypoint when continuing previous missions. It also includes an entirely new central dashboard designed to help users quickly sort through their aerial maps.

DroneDeploy users, from hobbyists to leading global enterprises, have produced and analyzed millions of acres of maps in more than 100 countries. Farmers are identifying irrigation and pest issues, and creating better prescriptions. Construction sites and mining operations are increasing their efficiency, reducing costs and increasing worker safety. Insurance companies are inspecting multi-million dollar claims.

The DroneDeploy iOS and Android app, which include live stream First Person View (FPV) support DJI’s best drones for automated flight, including the Phantom 3 Pro, Phantom 3 Advanced, Inspire 1 and Inspire 1 Pro, and Matrice 100. Operators of non-DJI drones can use the DroneDeploy Map Engine to process geo-tagged images from any drone manufacturer and leverage the redesigned app to view their drone maps and 3D models in the field.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact