i have asked on facebook and been told this can definitely be done but i cant figure it out myself,
I am on a farm and want to use my drone to measure paddocks, so essentially i want to fly to all four corners of a paddock, and have it tell me that was ( x area )
Please how can i do this
If you know their coordinates. You can specify exactly in decimal values wp1,wp2,wp3,wp4.
Or the reverse method is to fly the drone to the desired point and set the “waypoint in the plane” so you can find out the coordinates and dimensions
where do i find “set the waypoint in the plane”? and will it tell me the size of the area i have flown; i dont want the circumference/length of the flight eg 3km, i want 5acres for example
You need to assign a function button in settings. Last menu
Yes, this way you will know the dimensions between the points
sorry i cant see a assign function button in settings, is this on the web version too?
How will you fly on the website?
ah okay i see, and then once i have the dimensions (4 corners and distance in between, will it calculate the area for me or do i need to work that out myself?
Litchi can NOT calculate an area.
Here’s a simpel way to do so using Google Earth:
- Open Google Earth
- Zoom in to the paddok
- Draw a Polygon around the borders of the paddok, the polygon can have has many points/corners as you want (dubbel-clicking the last point closes the polygon)
- Check the ‘Measurements’ Tab
Let me know if you want me to elaborate on a method using a drone and Litchi.
Hey mate, yeah that makes sense,
i was hoping to measure crop paddocks into smaller blocks with the drone every year as yeild changes alot,
seems i wont be able to do this with the drone, ill stick to doing it manually for now,
I appreciate your time!
sorry just while im at it;
what does “gimbal pitch mode, disabled/focus poi/ interpolate” mean in settings
and what is “heading” auto/initial/manual/custom?
Read about it in the manual. Appreciate the time of others. These questions are asked every day
If the paddock has been there for more than a couple of years then go onto Google Earth, draw a polygon around the paddock and then you can read the area in acres or hectares.