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UgCS is the best software to plan and fly drone survey missions, supporting most popular UAV platforms, providing convenient tools for areal and linear surveys and enabling direct drone control.

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ADS-B NESDR Mini Receiver

Started by Curtis on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has gotten a NooElec R820T SDR & DVB-T NESDR Mini ADS-B receiver to work with UGCS and if so how?Continue

UGCS 2.10.1123 Crashes

Started by Curtis. Last reply by Curtis on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Wondering if anyone else is experiencing UGCS crashes? Essentially what happens to me is after using UGCS for an hour or so my keyboard no longer functions and after about 15 minutes of that the computer will crash to a dialogue asking how the computer should restart, bu this screen doesn't work so I have to hold the power button down until it shuts down then I restart normally. Any ideas?…Continue

Phantom 4, limiting drone radio signature ?

Started by hugo delaroux. Last reply by Mark Fink on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Hi,I am currently using UgCS with a Phantom 4 to do mapping in mountain, working great ! (=didn't crash yet^^)Now I am looking into a way to limit the radio signature of the Phantom during flight. 1) I am thinking of turning off the RC during the flight - Normally the Phantom should follow the mission until the end and come back, if the mission is well planned. I just want to make sure that the Phantom 4 will keep taking pictures if the RC is off ? (I remember something about the camera being…Continue

Tablet and Notebook connection in the field?

Started by Pablo Betancourt. Last reply by Mark Fink on Wednesday. 12 Replies

I have a Wifi-only tablet that connects Ok to UGCS desktop app while in the same wifi net at my home.But in the field, I cannot create a mobile hotspot since the tablet hasn't got that feature. How can I connect it to my laptop?Many thanksContinue

Importing building KMZs

Started by Lauren Magalska. Last reply by Anton Senkovskiy on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I have a 3D KMZ file that I created using extrusion in ArcScene and exported to KMZ using the Layer to KMZ tool. The features that I want to add for obstacle avoidance show up as 3D features in Google Earth, but when I try to import them into UgCS, no features show up. Has anyone else had any luck converting 3D files from ArcGIS to 3D KMZ? Continue

Launch with DJI Go, focus, then fly with UGCS

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Mark Fink on Wednesday. 11 Replies

I'm using a DJI Inspire 1 Pro and both the 15 mm and 25 mm lenses. Since DJI haven't made the ability to control focus available via their SDK, (apparently the beta version out now does!), I've been looking for ways to ensure I'm getting proper focus during photogrammetry missions. First, some background on what I've found with these lenses:The 15 mm lens, even when set to Manual on the lens itself, resets to some not quite at infinity setting each time you power on. So, for longer missions…Continue

Tags: focus, UGCS, Inspire, DJI

Exposure Defaults

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Mark Fink on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I'm testing the new Android app, and the exposure controls are working nicely. In the past, I wasn't able to get the exposure compensation to be anything other than -2. Thanks for the update!If I could add a request, though. When I make changes to the exposure, it would be nice to have those remain in effect, even after quitting and restarting the app. For example, I'm noticing that the ISO always reverts to 400, and the EV reverts to -2. As I said, I can at least change these, but if I'm doing…Continue

Version 2.8 Latest update features

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Mark Fink on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hi,I'm reading over the release notes for versions 2.7 and 2.8 and want to make sure I'm understanding what features have been added.1. Does this allow adaptive banked turns for the Inspire 1? (I don't think this worked in the past.) If so, that should speed up how quickly a mission can be flown. I'm burning a lot of time stopping at each waypoint turn.2. In order to trigger the Inspire 1 X5 faster than once every five seconds, should I be using Area Scan instead of Photogrammetry?3. No focus…Continue

Overlap Consistency Issues

Started by Nathan Harpster. Last reply by Mark Fink on Monday. 11 Replies

These are the results of a flight I attempted using UgCS in an attempt to get more familiar with the software. The flight parameters were set to 85 front and side overlap with an altitude of 103 ft. The camera trigger function was set to Auto by distance and action on forward passes only. As you can see the consistency leaves much to be desired.…Continue

UGCS with fixed-wing

Started by Eben N. Broadbent Apr 16. 0 Replies

Anybody have any experience using UGCS with a fixed-wing? In particular, as relates to take-off and landing? And, what about hand launched vs. runway planes? And belly vs. wheel landings? I would love to see a mission of this. And any idea when a functional PX4 fixed-wing UGCS will be available?Continue

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Comment by juan pablo gayoso on January 19, 2017 at 11:11am

is possible read mission file from UgCS to MissionPlanner, in both directions.

Comment by Marshall Cant on December 26, 2016 at 8:54am

I have the same problem.  My "Overshoot" field is also set to 0.

If you reduce overlap you also reduce the quality of the results.Pix 4D recommends 70% overlap (as does most other photogrammetry software).

Please explain how to correct this and have the UAV follow the outline of the area.



Comment by Alex on December 26, 2016 at 3:57am

Adam Kelly, you got to make lower Forward overlap to get not so big overshoots.

Comment by Adam Kelly on December 26, 2016 at 2:51am

Hi - I'm new to ugcs. I'm planning a mission and I keep getting big overshoots using the photogrammetry tool. I've attached a screen shot. Anyone know why this is happening? I have tried changing pretty much all the variables one at a time, nothing changes these overshoots. It suck up a lot of flight time to travel this extra distance.

Comment by andrew cutter on May 6, 2016 at 8:46am

Got reply back from UGCS on the use of tablet . Trying to find out whether pixhawk copter or fix wing is supported and working .

will work on the mobile tablet . All i could find was support for DJI . According to the email Android 5 and 6 is working ?

Comment by Eric Kubicka on August 16, 2015 at 2:19pm

If anyone is interested in beta testing our new logbook sync to UGCS let us know. We appreciate any takers/feedback. . 


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