DJI Ferntech are very excited to be able to offer the Propeller AeroPoints and Propeller PPK solution to surveyors in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Propeller AeroPoints are a turn-key solution allowing drone surveyors to quickly deploy accurate ground control points without the need for expensive survey equipment. Each AeroPoint contains a solar-powered GNSS receiver which operates with a single button, uploading data automatically.
So just how accurate is this solution? The uploaded data can be processed in six different ways — global accuracy is on par with a conventional GNSS rover. Internal accuracy, however, is improved over traditional methods and projects will typically be accurate to less than 10mm.
AeroPoints is already in use in Australia with positive feedback from surveyors and drone operators on that accuracy and efficiency of the technology. Andrew Chapman, Director of Operations at Australian UAV comments, “The accuracy is on par with traditional survey, though in some scenarios, for example in remote locations, AeroPoints’ accuracy can beat traditional survey methods.”
The Propeller AeroPoints platform can be utilised to offer PPK on the DJI Phantom 4 RTK. Jonathan Kubiak, from local drone specialist DJI Ferntech, comments, “This is fantastic for surveyors working in remote sites where connectivity for RTK is limited and there are no accessible marks available.”
PPK also allows the Phantom 4 RTK to be operated with no ground control at all, and still maintain sub-3cm accuracy. This solution is ideal for sites where access is difficult or indeed impossible altogether, such as landslides.
“Using AeroPoints offer aerial surveyors the ultimate in convenience and accuracy”, says Kubiak. “Their ease of use, with just one button to operate, and exceptional accuracy make them the ultimate tool for an aerial surveyor. We are very excited to be able to offer this product to the New Zealand and Pacific market.”
Whilst Propeller Aeropoints are a fantastic solution for New Zealand surveyors, their high internal accuracy and quick deployment also make them ideal for users who quickly need accurate small models, such as road traffic collision analysis, insurance assessment, archaeology and BIM modelling.
Propeller AeroPoints are available now from DJI Ferntech. The Phantom 4 PPK solution is also available, either as a standalone package or as an upgrade to your existing Phantom 4 RTK. Both systems are also available for rental. For more information, or to arrange a demo, contact our Commercial Solutions team.