Skycatch Rolls out New Aerial Mapping App for DJI Drones

Skycatch, a provider of commercial drone data software, has launched the COMMANDER, an iOS flight app for DJI drones.

The app automates data capture with DJI’s latest drones, including the Phantom 3, Inspire 1 and Phantom 4. Skycatch built the app using DJI’s open software development kit.

With COMMANDER, users outline the area they want to map, and the app automatically generates the optimal route and autonomously flies it for them. Images are processed into high-­resolution maps, and 3D models are accessed in the Skycatch dashboard. Users in fields such as construction, mining and energy can use the dashboard to inform business decisions and carry out functions such as calculating assets, planning logistics and reporting progress.

“Collaboration is essential in helping industry professionals evolve with technology,” says Christian Sanz, CEO of Skycatch. “COMMANDER opens the doors of aerial data capture so any project manager can become a drone pilot and any job site can benefit from new data sets and improved workflows.”


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