China-based civilian drones manufacturer and aerial imaging technology provider DJI has unveiled a new software tool that transforms drone data into digital 3D models and maps.
Sunny Liao, Director of Enterprise at DJI, said in a news release that as an all-in-one mapping and modeling solution, DJI Terra would make it easy to extract value from drone data, generating conclusions and recommendations across multiple use cases.
These include applications across the public safety, construction, infrastructure, agriculture and film industries.
With DJ Terra, commercial drone pilots can plan automated flights with several easy-to-use options based on the area or objects they’d like to capture and the type of map or 3D model they’d like to create.
They can also create dynamic custom flight paths through an area or around objects using waypoints and adjustable parameters like aircraft altitude, speed, heading, gimbal pitch and angle.
But for more complex missions that require high attention to detail, the 3D Flight Visualization feature enables the design and simulation of missions on existing 3D models.
With real-time mapping capabilities, drone pilots can generate 2D orthomosaic maps as the drone flies, which DJI said is ideal for time-sensitive missions where situational awareness is critical and decisions need to be made in minutes.
Moreover, for detailed site inspections and accident reconstruction situations, DJI Terra’s photo inspection tool lets users closely examine every photo used to create the model so they can pinpoint and highlight critical elements.
The software is compatible with Windows PCs and all current DJI Phantom 4 Series drones.