No matter what drone you're flying, you can use DroneDeploy. This page will discuss:
Which drones can I use to capture data for processing?
Which DJI drones are compatible with the DroneDeploy app?
Which cameras are compatible with the DroneDeploy app?
How can I set up my DJI drone for my first flight?
Not sure what drone you need?
Check out our Drone Buyer's Guide for industry-specific recommendations.
The DroneDeploy Map Engine lets you upload and process your imagery from any UAV setup with embedded geotags. Once the data has been processed, you will also be able to make use of all the additional DroneDeploy functionality (such as sharing, annotations, and analysis).
Using Map Engine does not require any app - just data.
All images should be in JPG format
All images must have latitude, longitude and altitude in the GPS EXIF data
All images should be facing the area of interest
All images should have significant overlap (more than 60% side and frontlap, 75% for agricultural or homogeneous imagery)
There must be at least 10 images
To begin, please see How to Process Datasets.
If you are flying one of the drones listed below, you can use the DroneDeploy mobile app to plan your flights and capture your data.
Download the iOS or Android app for free:
What tablet should I use?
Please see here for a list of tablets known to work well when flying with DJI.
Inspire 1 V2
Inspire 1 Pro (with DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH camera)
Only with supported NIR camera.
N (No known NIR cameras.)
Phantom 4 Pro
N (No known NIR cameras.)
Phantom 3 Pro/Advanced
Matrice 600 (with DJI Camera) *not currently RTK compatible
No known NIR camera
Phantom 4 Pro Plus compatibility not yet available.
DJI has not yet released developer support for the Phantom 4 Pro Plus. When they do, we will consider supporting this model for flight automation.
Discontinuing Support of Phantom 3S and Phantom 3 4K
Due to limited support for the Phantom 3S and Phantom 3 4K drones within the DJI SDK, we have decided to stop continuing development for these models. Although the DroneDeploy app may work with these drones, our support team will not be troubleshooting issues related to them. We strongly recommend that any users currently flying either the Phantom 3S or the Phantom 3 4K with DroneDeploy upgrade to one of the drones best supported by both DroneDeploy and the DJI SDK for a better mapping experience.
The DroneDeploy mobile app is compatible with the standard cameras on all models listed above. A couple of quick notes:
We recommend a lens calibration for best results.
DroneDeploy is now able to control supported DJI drones without a DJI camera, but it won't be able to initiate image capture. For example, you could create a DroneDeploy mission for a Phantom 4 with a RedEdge camera, but you would need to trigger image capture externally.
Please see here to set up for your first flight.