Import your own drone images

Import your own drone images

Instructions for obtaining photos from a drone for the system.

Equipment
Make sure your drone is equipped with a Micasense RedEdge or Altum multispectral camera.
Ensure that the batteries are charged and the equipment is fully operational.

Calibration
Before flying, calibrate the multispectral camera. Perform this in the field, using the calibration card provided by the manufacturer. Make sure the panel and light sensor are not shaded.

Flight Route Planning
Use dedicated software to plan your flight route, taking into account your preferred area and its small surroundings. Set flight parameters such as flight altitude, speed and camera tilt to obtain the desired resolution.
For the system, it is recommended to take photos with a ground sampling distance (GSD) of 5 - 10 cm. Photo coverage should be at least 70/60%.

Weather conditions
Plan flights during periods of no cloud cover or uniform cloud cover to achieve consistent lighting conditions throughout the area. Avoid flying in heavy wind, rain or fog.

Data Security
After the flight, secure the data from the multispectral camera. Check that all files are saved correctly.

Data Processing
Using photogrammetry software such as Pix4D Fields or Agisoft Metashape. Analyze multispectral data following manufacturers' recommendations.

Loading data into the system
Save the generated ortho-photomap in the .geotif format. Avoid using JPEG compression.
Load the .tif file into the system.