Drone optimal flight path!

Blog Post created by KevinBellSLC on Aug 14, 2014

...So... you want to get the optimal flight path for your drone so you can get photo's of a bunch of important things, like hazmat sites after an earthquake.  Where do you start?


1.  3D/visibility/construct sight lines (this makes a line from every point to every other)

     a. both from & to are your point features


2.  delete any lines w/ legth of Zero.  They will cause network build error.


3.  Build network from sight lines

     a. mostly taking defaults here.


4.  add a new route layer


5.  add stops


6.  in network properties, check "rearrange stops of optimal route"


7.  run


I need to script this out, and go buy a drone!