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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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UGCS 2.10.1123 Crashes

Started by Curtis 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

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…Continue

Overlap Consistency Issues

Started by Nathan Harpster. Last reply by Mark Fink 3 hours ago. 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

Importing building KMZs

Started by Lauren Magalska. Last reply by Curtis yesterday. 1 Reply

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

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


Started by Curtis. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Apr 10. 4 Replies

Hi there, I need the latest kml2ugcs droplet mine is for 2.9 and I'm running 2.10.1123. See error below:Continue

Version 2.8 Latest update features

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Mark Fink Apr 6. 1 Reply

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

Dropped frames in Photogrammetry

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Mark Fink Apr 6. 5 Replies

I've been doing more testing lately, specifically for an issue I've noticed with the camera not firing consistently in photogrammetry mode with my Inspire 1 Pro and 25mm lens. I created a simple route with one leg up and back, then ran that in the simulator using different flight speeds.According to the calculations, this particular route would require 122 images, using the auto by distance option. I'm shooting in Shutter priority and using a fixed shutter speed of 1/1250. The Calc. Photo…Continue

UGCS struggling to open

Started by Stuart Black. Last reply by Curtis Apr 3. 2 Replies

Hi AllI have been using UGCS for a while now, we have planned many flights. What is currently happening is that when we try to open UGCS it struggles as you can see in the picture this screen will be up indefinitely(longest we left it was about an hour) if we leave it. We do try to choose another server and retry, but…Continue

UgCS with 3DR Solo?

Started by Tom Hallman. Last reply by simon derwent Mar 31. 13 Replies

Anyone out there have any success using UgCS with the 3DR Solo?I can't figure out how to connect the two.Thanks in advance.Continue

Tags: solo, 3DR

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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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