With world’s first adaptive flight planning app, UK to get most accurate 3D maps

Using this cutting-edge technology, Networx3 Drones’ fleet can now capture thousands of photos during a pre-programmed drone flight to create a new, larger photo map.

With world’s first adaptive flight planning app, UK to get most accurate 3D maps
With world’s first adaptive flight planning app, UK to get most accurate 3D maps

With world’s first adaptive flight planning app, UK to get most accurate 3D maps

British drone company, Networx3 Drones has started using the world’s first adaptive flight planning app for commercial drone missions coupled with data analytics. Using this cutting-edge technology, Networx3 Drones’ fleet can now capture thousands of photos during a pre-programmed drone flight to create a new, larger photo map.

These high-detail and high-resolution orthomosiac maps offer a distortion-free representation of an area that’s true to the geography on the ground. They are so accurate that they can be used to measure distances between points because they capture real-world conditions.

Commercial Drone Professional quoted Networx3 Drones managing director Ian Ashworth as saying that using this emerging technology massively expands what they can do with their drone fleet.

They’ve already had interest from the construction and insurance industry, and they can see this being used to give a 3D view of any land, property or water. He added that the level of detail on the maps they produce is phenomenal. One can even see individual roof tiles, rivets on a mobile phone mast and points on a railway line.

Compatible drones from the Networx3 Drones fleet use an app, from autonomous flight software company Hammer Missions, to complete a pre-programmed flight which guarantees 100% coverage of the land or water its mapping. This data is then transformed into an orthomosiac map using software from data analytics experts gNext Labs. The orthomosiac map service is part of a £100,000-plus investment in Networx3 Drones over the last 18 months.

As part of a major expansion Networx3 Drones now has five qualified commercial drone pilots and a £45,000 drone control vehicle which is home to its hi-tech drones, mapping software and a two-person operations hub.