RTK vs PPK GPS – Which is the Best, Most Accurate Option for You?
Today’s show is all about 2 GPS correction technologies – RTK and PPK (Post Processed Kinematic GPS). Specifically, which is the best, most versatile option for drone pilots and when they can choose one over the other.
Our caller for today, Trevor from Australia is unsure whether he should go with RTK or PPK GPS.
To help out Trevor, we re-visit the basics of these GPS technologies. We then proceed to discuss the optimum flying environment for RTK and PPK, and the different factors that you must consider when choosing one over the other.
Other topics discussed on today’s show include accuracy, the pros and cons of Aeropoints, and some expert tips for countering environmental challenges.
You do not want to miss this information-packed show. Enjoy!
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- [05:30] Today’s question is about PPK vs. RTK GPS
- [07:04] Understanding your drone, its capabilities and limitations
- [09:04] The 3 Factors affecting the accuracy in photogrammetry
- [10:24] Drone U Recommended RTK and PPK GPS solutions
- [13:12] The best environment for RTK
- [15:01] RTK vs PPK – we reveal the applications best-suited for both technologies
- [16:43] The best flying environment for PPK
- [17:46] Is Aeropoints a good option for drone pilots? Discussing the pros and cons
- [20:11] In which scenarios do pilots prefer PPK over RTK?
- [21:58] Generally speaking, is RTK the better option of the two?
- [24:36] RTK or PPK – which is the more accurate option?
- [28:32] Paul sums up today’s show
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