DJI Releases DJI Terra | Next Generation 3D Modeling and Mapping Software

DJI Releases DJI Terra | Next Generation 3D Modeling and Mapping Software

March 28, 2019

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DJI TERRA | Next Generation Mapping Solution

Data Acquisition - Data Processing - Data Application - Execution

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Collecting data from the skies has never been easier or more accessible thanks to drone technology, and now DJI has announced their very own software to help industry professionals transform their data into digital 3D models and maps named DJI Terra. DJI Terra is a new software that enables organizations and businesses to take advantage of drone technology to capture, visualize and analyze aerial imagery for a wide variety of applications including construction, agriculture, public safety, and infrastructure.

As an all-in-one modeling and mapping solution, the software was created to make it as simple and efficient as possible to extract value from user drone data, generating recommendations and generating conclusions across multiple use cases from infrastructure inspection, agricultural field mapping, crash reconstructions, and construction site modeling.

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DJI Terra enables drone pilots to quickly plan automated flights with various user-friendly options based on the objects or areas to capture and the type of 3D model or map the user would like to create. There are three different mission planning types for users to choose from:

Area: With just a few simple taps, users can create automatic complex missions. DJI Terra will automatically generate optimal flight path options based on the area selected.

Waypoint: Using waypoints drone pilots can create dynamic custom flight paths around objects or through areas with adjustable parameters like speed, heading, pitch, angle, and altitude. For more tight or complex missions that require higher attention to detail, operators can use 3D Flight Visualization to simulate and design tasks on existing 3D models.

Oblique: In this mode, users can fly the same route multiple times. Each flight will automatically adjust the angle of the camera to collect new details for an extra accurate and crisp 3D model of the asset or object from multiple different angles.

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DJI Terra allows operators to quickly create 2D orthomosaic maps in real-time, as the drone flies. This is extremely ideal for time-sensitive missions wherein decisions need to be made quickly, and where situational awareness is critical. The software's fast processing ability also helps to create realistic, sharp representations of any environment with detailed 2D orthomosaics and 3D model reconstructions perfect for enterprise applications such as monitoring the progress of a construction site or reconstructing vehicle crashes.

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On top of its ability to create models and maps, DJI Terra helps users generate instant insights and analyze data with user-friendly analysis tools that provide various measurements including surface area, volumetric estimations, and linear distance. For seamless team reporting and communication of any project, annotation labels can be edited and shared. For very detailed accident reconstruction or site inspections, DJI Terra's photo inspection tool also enables users to closely examine each photo used to create the model so that they can detect and highlight any critical insights.

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For now, DJI Terra is compatible with the Phantom 4 RTK, Phantom 4 Pro V2, Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0, Phantom 4 Pro, Phantom 4 Advanced, and Phantom 4.

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