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 in the following table:

Phantom 3 Standard, Phantom 3 4K, Phantom 3 Advanced, Phantom 3 ProPhantom 1, Phantom 2, Phantom 3 SE
Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Adv/Adv+, Phantom 4 Pro, Phantom 4 Pro+ v1.0, Phantom 4 Pro v2.0Phantom 4 Pro+ v2.0
Mavic Air 1, Mavic Air 2, Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom, Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, Mavic Air 2S
Spark, Mini 1, Mini 1 SE, Mini 2Mini 2 SE, FPV, Tello
NEW! Mini 3, Mini 3 Pro, Mavic 3E, Mavic 3T
Please note: these Mini 3 / Mavic 3 Enterprise models are now supported by DJIFlightPlanner. You will also need Litchi Pilot Beta (Android-only) here
Mavic 3, Mavic 3 Pro, Air 3, Mini 3 with DJI RC, Mini 4
Inspire 1, Inspire 1 Pro, Inspire 1 Raw, Inspire 2, Matrice 100/200/210/600
Some other models/sensors may be supported (such as FLIR/Micasense/Sentera etc) please contact us to confirm

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 & ensures 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.



Your DJI drone


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


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


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



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.



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

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


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


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 !


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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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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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.









      DeChant Consulting Services (DCS Inc)

      DeChant Consulting Services (DCS Inc)



        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. A licence 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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