Flight planning software for DJI drones

Planning a data-capture flight can be a tricky process. Our flight planning software tool DJIFlightPlanner takes the challenge out of area-based mission planning. This low-cost, easy to use software (US$99 for a single-PC perpetual license) has been designed specifically for low-altitude UAV flights and supports DJI hardware such as the Phantom 3 / 4, Inspire 1 / 2, Mavic 1/2 Air/Pro/Zoom, Spark and Matrice 100/200/210/600.

DJIFlightPlanner will allow you to adjust critical imaging parameters: camera sensor, flying height, ground speed, forward overlap, side overlap, ground pixel size & imaging frame rate. This puts you in complete control over your photogrammetric aerial survey mission & guarantees full coverage over the area of interest.

We originally designed this software for us to use ourselves, because we simply COULD NOT FIND a satisfactory way to pre-plan and fly an area-based mission with our off-the-shelf DJI Phantom. Our export file format can be imported directly into Litchi (for Android & Apple iOS) for flying. So then with a single-button press, you can make your drone take off, fly the mission, and safely land again after having automatically captured all the required images.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Your DJI drone

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A 64-bit Windows-based PC for flight planning (with DJIFlightPlanner installed)

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An Android-based tablet or phone for flying (with Litchi installed)

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An Apple iOS-based tablet or phone for flying (with Litchi installed)

 

ALSO RECOMMENDED

NEW! For post-flight image analysis we recommend DJIAfterFlight. For only $29 for a license, this great little tool allows you to review image metadata while still on-site. Everything is shown on a map-based screen and has search capabilities, as well as thumbnail previews and a customizable export tool. This unique way of looking at image metadata has been designed specifically with UAV imagery in mind, and it also exposes the hidden metadata that DJI drones usually record - most EXIF software won't read these tags !

NEW! Unlock the true potential of your DJI drone today by performing photogrammetric aerial survey missions. Generate millions of 3D points from 2D images. Produce photo-realistic ortho-mosaics from as few as half-a-dozen images. Whether you are from a small company, university, government sector, mining, defence, engineering, or large multinational, DJIFlightPlanner (for flight planning) and Photometrix iWitnessPRO-V4 (for image processing) are a powerful and affordable combination.

 

WORKFLOW

Our software is easy-to-use yet powerful & feature-rich, giving you full control over everything you need to successfully plan your flight mission.

PLAN THE AREA
Draw a polygon or import (as a KML file) your area of interest over streaming background maps
SELECT YOUR SENSOR
Choose your DJI drone model from our wide range of supported models (with more to come)
SELECT SETTINGS
Select flight-specific parameters such as altitude, ground sample, image overlap, ground speed, etc. The software automatically adjusts each variable to meet your needs.
OPTIMIZE THE PLAN
Tweak the settings to give most efficient route and best coverage using the real-time on screen graphic output
TIDY UP
Remove any unwanted flight lines / stations by simply selecting and deleting them on the screen
EXPORT THE RESULT
Save the flight plan ready to use in Litchi (flight control software)

Examples

Some real-world example flight plans made using DJIFlightPlanner and flown with Litchi

TUTORIALS

For new users, we recommend following our step-by-step guide to generate your own DJI flight plans.

Click here to download the tutorial and read about how to fly a DJIFlightPlanner mission using Litchi (Android & iOS both supported).

Video tutorials on YouTube coming soon !

PRICING

DJIFlightPlanner costs US$99. This one off cost is all inclusive – we don’t charge maintenance or upgrade fees. We will add support for new DJI hardware as it becomes available and you will be entitled to the new versions for free. A discount is available for 2+ licenses. You will also need Litchi for your phone/tablet.

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COMPATIBILITY

DJIFlightPlanner runs under Windows. An internet connection is required for the demo version & also if you want streaming maps. Litchi (not developed by us) is required for flying. DJIFlightPlanner is not formally affiliated with DJI but we work closely with DJI hardware and software/apps.

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OTHER SOFTWARE

We also develop image processing software, iWitnessPRO-V4, for image processing / photogrammetry. We also have a full flight management system including hardware & software for manned aerial missions. Contact AeroScientific for more information or to discuss custom software requirements.

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DJIFlightPlanner represents a collaboration between long-time friends and colleagues AeroScientific (global experts in Flight Management and Sensor Control), Photometrix (a world-leading developer of Photogrammetry Software & Image Processing algorithms) and DeChant Consulting Services (co-developer and US sales firm for the Photometrix iWitness software suite). We have over 50 years combined experience in Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing. Our team comprises photogrammetrists, pilots, software developers, drone enthusiasts, engineers, photographers, academics & surveyors.

AeroScientific

AeroScientific

FLIGHT MANAGEMENT & SENSOR CONTROL

http://www.aeroscientific.com.au

    Photometrix

    Photometrix

    PHOTOGRAMMETRY SOFTWARE & IMAGE PROCESSING

    http://www.photometrix.com.au

      DeChant Consulting Services (DCS Inc)

      DeChant Consulting Services (DCS Inc)

      SOFTWARE SALES & TRAINING

      http://www.iwitnessphoto.com

        OTHER RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE

        For flight planning, we recommend DJIFlightPlanner and for flying, we recommend Litchi.

        NEW! For post-flight image analysis we recommend DJIAfterFlight. For only $29 for a license, this affordable software allows you to quickly review your imagery and make sure you’ve captured everything before leaving a site. Simply drag & drop your imagery onto the main screen and DJIAfterFlight will automatically load all the available image metadata (including some very useful DJI-specific fields) and display it in a user-friendly interactive map-based environment. This inexpensive yet powerful tool will quickly become an integral part of your workflow. Visit the DJIAfterFlight website to request your free demo version today !

        For photogrammetric image processing we recommend iWitnessPRO-V4. At $2495, this software presents an affordable alternative to high-priced systems like Pix4D. The license is perpetual and there are no ongoing maintenance fees or other complicated hidden costs. iWitnessPRO-V4 is developed by Photometrix, one of our industry partners. You can request a free 30-day demo version from us directly. iWitnessPRO V4 generates dense 3D point cloud data in .las file format and a georeferenced ortho-image from UAV/drone imagery. Also supported are GCPs, manual point measurement, scale & orientation, and automatic lens calibration, all in a highly intuitive workflow. Visit the Photometrix and iWitnessPhoto websites for more information.

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