Today, we talk about using Real Time Kinematics, otherwise known as RTK. Because he’s heard us mention RTK a few times, Mike from California called in to ask for some information. Specifically, he wants to know if he can use RTK instead of having to lay out Ground Control Points (GCP).
In order to help Mike, we go pretty deep into the details both RTK and GCP. Because drone pilots in the construction industry work heavily with both of these technologies, we think that this episode should be extremely useful.
Thanks for the question Mike! Fly safe!
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- [01:49] Today, we talk about using Real Time Kinematics, otherwise known as RTK
- [06:20] Defining Ground Control Points (GCP) and listing their benefits
- [07:13] We discuss how Real Time Kinematics are important for drone mapping
- [07:52] Discussing how using Ground Control Points result in more accurate elevation data
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- [13:47] Is the Yuneec 520 better suited for creating hyper lapse models compared to the Phantom?
- [14:44] We talk about the superior capabilities of the Yuneec 520 with regards to processing JPEG images
- [15:23] Is the Phantom 4 Pro better suited for mapping compared to the Phantom 4 Advanced?