Drone guide

– how to fly your drone for best analysis results

Fly your drone

Forest Mapper och Rapid Ortho can right now analyze images from the following drone types: 

  • DJI Mavic Zoom
  • DJI Mavic Pro
  • DJI Mavic Pro 2
  • DJI Phantom 3
  • DJI Phantom 3 pro
  • DJI Phantom 4
  • DJI Mini 2

Do you not have any of these drones? Request an update for Forest Mapper. Psst: The update is on us!

Stage 1. Permits

Make sure you have all permits and insurances to fly. Always make sure that you are allowed to fly over the area that you fly!

Stage 2. Flight Planning Application

Use a flight planning application like DJI Ground Station Pro, Pix4D Mapper or any other system of you preference.

Stage 3. Mission Planning

Recommended settings for Forest Mapper analysis:

  • Flight height = 110m
  • Overlap sideways = 30%
  • Overlap frontways = 30%
  • Camera angle = 90° (downwards)
  • Camera setting auto

Supported settings for Rapid Ortho and Forest Mapper

  • Flight height = 20-110m
  • Overlap sideways = 10-40%
  • Overlap frontways = 10-40%
  • Camera angle = 90° (downwards)
  • Camera setting auto

Settings for true orthomosaic

  • Flight height = 50-110m
  • Overlap sideways = 70-90%
  • Overlap frontways = 70-90%
  • Camera angle = 90° (downwards)
  • Camera setting auto
  • Hover and capture is recommended

Flight Planning Application Guide DJI GS Pro


Step 1 – Plan mission

Click on the + to create a new mission

Step 2 – Choose mission type

Choose PhotoMap

Step 3 – Choose how to map area

Choose Tap

Step 4 – Map your area

Tap to put a polygon on the map. Drag the white dots to your borders and press on the small + to add another point.

The blue point is your home position.

The green point with an S is your drone’s mission starting point and is where your drone starts to take pictures. 

Step 5 – Check basic settings

Check your basic settings and match them towards your mission aim. Look at stage 3 above.

Step 6 – Check advanced settings

Check your advanced settings and match them towards your mission aim. Look at stage 3 above.

Step 7 – Save your mission

Save and name your mission so you know how you did last time when you are going to fly again. 

Step 8 – Go fly!

Last step. Press fly and good luck! 

Make sure you have gone through all stages above. 

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