Live Map is one of the most vital features agronomists use in the field. It allows them to quickly capture aerial images of the crops, turning hundreds of acres of farmland into extremely accurate, high-resolution maps. From there, they use the flight data to examine crops, analyze plant health, and spot crop variabilities. However, the automated process of Live Map does not support a pilot wishing to perform up-close inspections of specific areas of the crops.
Now, with Manual Flight, if a pilot sees an issue with the field from the Live Map, they can explore the acreage however they wish. They can perform low-altitude inspections of plants, zeroing in on points of interest while simultaneously navigating through tight spaces. It lets pilots explore crops however they wish. And since Manual Flight is fully integrated with the DroneDeploy platform, companies have peace of mind knowing that their drone operations are captured and housed all in one place.