Today’s question is about drone mapping software. When and why should you choose Pix4D over DroneDeploy? Are there any other good alternatives?
Our caller, Joe is using DroneDeploy for his construction management needs. He is really happy with the results, and is wondering why we keep on recommending Pix4D. What are the pros and cons of each mapping software? It is true that DroneDeploy has better client delivery. But, can you map complex mapping jobs using DroneDeploy?
We do a DEEP DIVE into this topic and and list the pros and cons of Pix4D and DroneDeploy. We also discuss if there are any other good alternatives. Towards the end, Paul suggests a great HACK for Pix4D users. Thanks to Joe for the great question. Fly Safe!
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- [00:41] Discussing the need to make mapping deliverables easier
- [01:17] Why Drone U teaches multiple processing software unlike others
- [02:06] Today’s question is about DroneDeploy and Pix4D
- [02:57] Is DroneDeploy easier to use compared to Pix4D?
- [03:30] Discussing why it is critical for a drone mapping software to have the ability to pre-load plans without internet
- [03:58] Comparing the strengths and weaknesses of different drone mapping software
- [04:34] Which mapping software is the best choice if you wish to generate prettier looking images?
- [04:45] Which is the best mapping software as far as output deliverables are concerned?
- [05:23] A little known hack for folks who wish to use Pix4D but are not familiar with it’s processing
- [06:11] What are some of the limitations that you will encounter when you use DroneDeploy?
- [06:48] Which applications are ideal for DroneDeploy?
- [07:34] Can you do accident reconstruction using DroneDeploy?
- [09:03] Learn about our forthcoming mapping class
- [09:45] Want to learn about the future of drone mapping software? Drone U Members can hear Intel talk about Intel Insight at AUVSI 2018
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