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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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M600_Take-off moves after upload mission

Started by Adilson de Oliveira Carneiro Jr. Last reply by Artūrs Nov 6, 2019. 3 Replies

Hi, My missions are designed for 50m AGL, but when I upload the mission the UAV is reprojected in a point higher than the ground altitude, so the AGL not correspond zero(0m) at the take-off moment (with UAV in the ground) and the UAV flights below 50m.Please, help me to understand this situation.Continue

Tags: altitude, #UAV#Take-off

UGCS - DJI Mavic Mini

Started by arlo. Last reply by arlo Nov 3, 2019. 2 Replies

Hi,Do you have any plan in supporting the new DJI Mavic Mini?RegardsarloContinue

mavic pro zoom record video around route stop and turn and control zoom level

Started by Mike Sousa. Last reply by Janis Jonins Sep 3, 2019. 3 Replies

HiIs there a way to have the drone continue to record video (it stops right now) as it goes through a stop and turn?How is the zoom value controlled with UgCS for a Mavic Pro Zoom?Thanks...Continue

Orbit scan around a vertical structure

Started by ActionDrone. Last reply by ActionDrone Sep 3, 2019. 4 Replies

Hello,what's the easiest way to plan a vertical orbit scan of a wind turbine?We need to build a 3D model of a turbine for study purposes, we are aware of the orbit mode, but we cannot find an easy way to extend the photogrammetry vertically to cover all the tower.Thanks.Continue

DJI Zenmuse Z30 Zoom

Started by Mike Sousa. Last reply by Janis Jonins Aug 28, 2019. 1 Reply

HiThe Zoom control doesn't seem to make the camera zoom in or out. We've had to manually set it before a route. Is there something I'm missing? Is the Z30 a supported camera? If not, is there a list of supported cameras? If so, what are expected values that can go into that field?Thanks...Continue

DJI A3 without Lightbridge

Started by Rotem Shfaim. Last reply by Alexei Yankelevich Aug 28, 2019. 5 Replies

Hello,I would like to use the Matrice 600 without the lightbridge.If I have a two ways RC (up link\down-link), it it possible to use UgCS to get telemetry?Thank you very muchRotemContinue

Waypoint distance too close. Photometery Mission Error

Started by Colin Murray. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Aug 21, 2019. 5 Replies

HelloI attempted a photometery mission using Open UgCS covering about a 250m2 area. I could not successfully upload the mission to the Phantom 4. The error on the UgCS app told me that the "Waypoint distance is too close". Is there any further detail on what this warning means? how to correct it?I removed my takeoff and landing points from the route and made sure to adjust the area of the mission to be away from the UAV's home base thinking that this was the issue. I also experimented with a…Continue

Tags: Warning, Error, Waypoint, Photometery

DJI GO and Andriod

Started by Angela Livingston. Last reply by Janis Jonins Jul 15, 2019. 5 Replies

We just bought UgCS and I have a Galaxy Tab A6.  It seems with DJI Go's latest version this tablet cannot handle the camera feed.  Which I think is the reason we are not getting a camera feed in UgCS.I'm running Andriod version 5.1.1.  Is there anyway to bypass the DGI GO limitation or another workaround in UgCS?Continue

Parrot Anafi

Started by Thomas Stanley-Jones. Last reply by Alexei Yankelevich Jul 14, 2019. 1 Reply

I see the Parrot AR drone as an option in the Profile page of UGCS, but I'm not sure if this is what the Anafi is running or not.  If it is, how do I connect the laptop to the Anafi so that UGCS can see it?  I've connected the laptop to the Anafi's wifi, but UGCS doesn't automatically see the drone like when a comport radio is plugged in, or DJI is on the network.Continue

Corridor scan in UgCS

Started by Greg. Last reply by Greg Jun 4, 2019. 2 Replies

I am a new user to UgCS. I really need to be able to do a corridor scan where I define a path (like a power line or a pipeline or a railroad line) and have the flight paths created automatically based on my camera parameters/GSD. QGroundControl has this feature and it works very well. Is it possible to do this in UgCS currently? Could you PLEASE add the feature to UgCS? This is a huge feature for me as I do missing person searches and I need to follow along certain terrain features. Thank you.Continue

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Comment by Cameron Parker on February 26, 2019 at 5:00pm
I’m getting errors like area too large. Is there a limit to how many images you should process
Comment by Ricardo Procopio Nieto on August 14, 2018 at 4:07pm


I am trying to read telemetry with version 2.13. But in the latitude and longitude these erroneous values ​​appear:

{"id": "TT_LATITUDE", "value": 0.33958137}, {"id": "TT_LONGITUDE", "value": - 1.7310266}

You have to do some calculation to obtain to get the positions like this: "19.456566, -99.180498.61.17" WGS-84.

Thanks in advance


Comment by Ricardo Procopio Nieto on August 13, 2018 at 3:19pm

Hi guys:

I'm new to UgCS and drones. I've been testing version 2.12 with Phantom 4 DJI with the Java SDK from here:

Following the examples, I have managed to read telemetry, send commands and upload routes, but I have two limitations:

1.- When the telemetry is connected with version 3.0, it does not work correctly.

2.- I don't know how to manipulate camera rotation and drone movements. I tried sending the command "direct_payload_control", but it gives me the error: "command not registered".

Reading this documentation:

I understand that you have to register the command, but I still do not know how. Please someone help me.





Comment by jinyoungyu on April 24, 2018 at 7:30am

I am working on UgCS for muti-Drone(arducopter).

I have some question now, I have tested the 2 quadcopters with ardupilot and here+ RTK GNSS, ESP-07 WIFI telemetry . but UgCS Pro version have lost the telemetry up/down links  on about 30~40 meter altitude. 

I have tested in LOS environment with TP-Link wifi router .

I want to control the drones over 150m at least.

please let me know how to solver this problem . which telemetry module I use for multi-drones.



Comment by Isabelle Heitz on February 2, 2018 at 11:29am

I have the same problem. How did you solve your problem ? 

Comment by belkacem guerbasse on November 20, 2017 at 8:22am
I installed the Android application I use a multirotor with a dji A3 I have a problem I have no indication of battery level
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.


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