• DJI M300 RTK and P1 mapping camera now compatible with Esri’s Site Scan Flight for ArcGIS;
  • The app, which allows pilots to capture aerial data, is part of Esri Site Scan for ArcGIS – a comprehensive cloud-based data acquisition and processing platform;
  • M300 RTK and P1 is a powerful combination of drone surveying, collecting accurate and efficient photogrammetry data;
  • Heliguyâ„¢ and Esri UK are partners, providing an end-to-end UAS solution for the AEC industry;
  • Other recent updates for Site Scan Flight include improved mission planning features.

The DJI M300 RTK drone and Zenmuse P1 photogrammetry camera are now compatible with Esri’s Site Scan Flight for ArcGIS.

Esri says it’s one of the most requested drones to add to the lineup of drones supported by the Flight app.

The M300 RTK is DJI’s most powerful commercial platform to date, delivering up to 55 minutes of flight time to increase mapping efficiency.

The P1 camera captures high resolution images at 45MP, allowing you to fly higher and capture large areas faster, while creating the same resolution outputs as before with lower resolution sensors. Click here to see an amazing 3D model created with P1 imagery.

The M300 RTK-P1 is the latest DJI solution to be made compatible with the Site Scan Flight app. Others include the Phantom 4 RTK with Controller SDK, Phantom 4 Pro (v1 or v2), DJI Mavic 2 Pro, M200 Series V2, and Inspire 2 (with Zenmuse X7, X5S, and X4S).

Heliguyâ„¢ has partnered with Esri UK to provide an end-to-end UAS solution for the AEC industry.

Esri’s Site Scan for ArcGIS is a comprehensive cloud-based data acquisition and processing platform. Find out how it can help you by reading this blog.

It includes two applications:

  • Site Survey Flight for ArcGIS: An iPad app that allows drone pilots to capture footage;
  • Site Analysis Manager for ArcGIS: A web-based application used to manage fleets of drones, securely process images in a scalable cloud environment, and quickly share high-quality 2D and 3D imagery products with internal and external users.

Site Scan Flight is available in two editions:

  1. The standard edition is integrated with Site Scan Manager.
  2. The limited edition can be used to acquire imagery for use with ArcGIS Drone2Map or orthomapping in ArcGIS Pro.

Other Site Analysis Updates: Improved Mission Planning

The additional compatibility with the DJI M300 RTK-P1 is only an update for Site Scan Flight users. Other upgrades include improvements to mission planning and execution.

Defining a mission area from a polygon

Site Scan now lets you use polygons saved in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, or Site Scan Manager for ArcGIS as your mission area.

Previously, you could view a polygon layer when planning your flights, but you had to manually draw the mission area on it. Now simply bring up the desired polygon showing the area to be mapped, and tap the area to automatically use it as your mission area boundary.

Defining a mission area from a polygon is useful when planning missions over complex areas. It also improves collaboration when mapping areas assigned by others in your organization and saves time when creating new flight plans.

This feature is only available for Area Survey and Crosshatch Survey flight modes. There are two options to use KML, SHP or Feature layer polygons as mission area.

Using an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise polygon layer

Using an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise polygon layer

  1. Choose Area Survey or Crosshatch Survey
  2. Enter a mission name and press Next
  3. Tap Set mission area from polygon
  4. Select ArcGIS Layers
  5. Sign in with your ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise account
  6. Activate the feature layer of interest. If your feature is saved in a web map, you can instead switch to the web map containing the feature layer
  7. On the map, tap the desired polygon for the mission area. Site analysis will automatically use this as the mission boundary

Using an overlay downloaded from Site Scan Manager (KML or Shapefile)

Using an overlay downloaded from Site Scan Manager (KML or Shapefile):

  1. Choose Area or Hatch Survey Mission
  2. Enter a mission name and press Next
  3. Tap Set mission area from polygon
  4. Under Site Survey Project Overlays, toggle the desired KML or Shapefile polygon layer
  5. On the map, tap the desired polygon for the mission area. Site Scan will automatically use this as the mission boundary.

Either way, if your feature layer contains multiple polygons, you must select one to use as the mission boundary.

Flight speed adjustment

This setting allows pilots to increase drone speed by up to 50% to complete missions in a shorter time.

Operators can also reduce speed by 50% if flying in low light conditions with reduced camera shutter speed.

The new speed setting can be found in the advanced mission settings for all automated flight modes.

Post-flight checklist (coming soon)

Post-flight checklist functionality will be available soon.

When a post-flight checklist is assigned to a project, pilots will be prompted to complete the checklist after the drone completes its mission.

Pre-flight checklists can already be created.

Contact our in-house GIS specialists to discuss adding the DJI M300 RTK, P1 and Esri Site Scan to your AEC applications.

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