DJI has introduced DJI Terra, a new software tool that transforms drone data into digital 3D models and maps.
According to the company, DJI Terra enables businesses using DJI drone technology to capture, visualize and analyze aerial images for a variety of applications: e.g., public safety, construction, infrastructure, agriculture and film.
Sunny Liao, director of enterprise at DJI, says, “As an all-in-one mapping and modeling solution, DJI Terra makes it simple and efficient to extract value from drone data, generating conclusions and recommendations across multiple use cases from crash reconstructions to critical infrastructure inspections, as well as agriculture field mapping and construction site modeling.”
DJI Terra features three mission planning types:
Area – Capture a specific area by drawing a custom polygonal flight zone on a map. DJI Terra automatically generates flight path options based on the area selected.
Waypoint – Create custom flight paths through an area or around objects using waypoints and adjustable parameters, such as aircraft altitude, speed, heading, gimbal pitch and angle. For more complex missions that require high attention to detail, the 3D Flight Visualization feature enables the design and simulation of missions on existing 3D models.
Oblique – Capture a data set by automatically flying the same route multiple times. Each flight automatically adjusts the angle of the camera to capture new details, giving a 3D model of the object from multiple angles.
With real-time mapping capabilities, DJI Terra allows drone pilots to generate 2D orthomosaic maps as the drone flies – ideal for time-sensitive missions, the company notes.
In addition to map and model creation, DJI Terra helps users analyze data and generate instant insights with easy-to-use analysis tools that provide measurements including linear distance, surface area and volumetric estimations. To improve team communication and reporting throughout ongoing projects, annotation labels can be edited and shared. For detailed site inspections and accident reconstruction situations, DJI Terra’s photo inspection tool lets users closely examine every photo used to create the model so they can pinpoint and highlight critical elements.
DJI Terra is available today for purchase through authorized DJI Enterprise resellers worldwide. It is compatible with Windows PCs and all current DJI Phantom 4 Series drones.