DJI Inspire for Mapping?

Over the weekend I had a chance to catch up with Rylan from Opterra mapping down in sunny Wollongong. We put his DJI Inspire through its paces on a small test mapping project over a waste recycling centre. While only a small site it should be a good test of the Inspires mapping ability. Over a few hours we flew the site a few times at differing overlaps and resolutions. Overall I have to say I was impressed with the ease of use of the Inspire. It wasn’t all beer and skittles however and as always there were a few small technical issues. I also found some interesting issues with images of built structure and moire. Over the next few posts I will write up all of our results in detail and give opinion on the suitability of the Inspire for mapping work. I have to say however from initial impressions I think the Inspire has real potential as a low cost mapping platform.

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