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Site Scan Flight for ArcGIS- LE has just released and is now available to all Site Scan users. This release includes support for a new drone, a new flight speed setting for your projects and major improvements to mission planning and execution that we are excited to share with you.
What’s new in this release?
DJI M300RTK with P1 camera support
Defining mission area from a polygon
Flight speed setting
iOS 15.4.1 support
Retire support for the H520-G drone and the Zenmuse Z30 camera
Additional bug fixes
New Drone Support
DJI M300 RTK with P1 sensor support
Support for the DJI Matrice 300RTK with the P1 mapping camera is here! One of the most requested drones to add to the Flight LE app’s supported drones lineup has finished development and testing, and we are excited for you to start using your M300s in Site Scan Flight LE. The M300RTK offers up to 55 minutes of flight time and increases your mapping efficiency. The P1 camera captures high resolution images at 45 MP, allowing you to fly higher and capture large areas faster, while still creating the same resolution outputs as before with lower resolution sensors.
Define a mission area from a polygon
Another user requested update, Site Scan LE now allows you to use polygons saved in ArcGIS Online, or ArcGIS Enterprise as your mission area.
Previously, you were able to view a polygon layer when planning your flights but had to manually trace the mission area over it. Now, simply display the desired polygon showing the area to be mapped and tap the area to automatically use it as your mission area boundary.
Defining a mission area from a polygon is useful when planning missions over complex areas, improves collaboration when mapping areas assigned by other members of your organization, and saves time when creating new flight plans.
Here’s how you can get started with this new feature:
Note: This feature is available only for Area Survey and Crosshatch Survey flight modes.
Using an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise polygon layer:
Choose Area Survey or Crosshatch Survey
Enter a Mission Name and tap Next
Tap Define Mission Area from Polygon
Select ArcGIS Layers
Sign in with your ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise account
Toggle on the feature layer of interest. If your feature is saved in a web map, you may instead toggle on the web map containing the feature layer
On the Map, tap on the desired polygon for the mission area. Site Scan will automatically use this as your mission boundary
Note: If your feature layer contains multiple polygons, you must select one to be used as your mission boundary.
Flight speed setting
Site Scan Flight LE automatically optimizes the drone’s flight speed to ensure sharp images are captured and no images are skipped. These are key elements to process your images into high quality and high accuracy data products. The drone and camera model, flight height and overlap settings all affect the preselected flight speed. With this update, you can now view the default flight speed and manually adjust it to make the drone fly faster or slower.
This setting will allow pilots to increase the drone’s speed by up-to 50% to perform missions within a shorter amount of time, when capturing video for example. You can also reduce the speed down by 50% if you are flying in low light conditions with a reduced camera shutter speed.
The new speed setting is located in the Advanced Mission Settings for all automated flight modes.