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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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How to disable NFZ's in UgCS?

Started by John Brady. Last reply by Anna Moshkova on Monday. 3 Replies

Anyone had any luck disabling no fly zones? I have a waiver for the area and need to fly near the airport, but can't seem to disable the zone as it shows in the manual. TIAContinue

camera direction

Started by Nigel Cooke. Last reply by Anna Moshkova May 15. 1 Reply

Is It possible to do a photogrammetry mission with the camera pointing only one direction ? One constant compass heading Not the direction the drone is travelingContinue

Circle Waypoint Type/Loiter

Started by Corey. Last reply by Corey May 3. 2 Replies

Hello all,I've been working with UgCS for a few weeks now, running SITLs and emulators in an array of made up missions for some thesis work.  There is plenty of potential with this software, especially using multiple SITL configurations for ardupilot uses.I've enjoyed the multi-vehicle support as well as the 3D interface, however the Circle tool is not as intuitive as I'd hoped.  I understand that it calculates various points around the circle as waypoints and the aircraft flies those points. …Continue

shutter control for DJI M600 (A3)

Started by Christian Freydl. Last reply by Robert Matthews Apr 29. 4 Replies

Hello everybody!I have read the information from the following link: understand that with the A3 / DJI M600 you can only trigger a shutter event directly in a waypoint.Is that really true? Is there a other way? Does it work at least by setting time interval?It would not be practical if I had to set a waypoint every 20…Continue

Custom DEM - Coordinate System?

Started by John Brady. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Apr 26. 4 Replies

What coordinate system is used by UgCS? I want to export conventional survey and scan data to a geotiff to import into UgCS. Every projection/verision of WGS84 that I have used either errors out or put me thousands of miles away from my site in Alaska (so far Greenland, Africa, and the middle of the Pacific). Thanks!Continue

Tags: Following, Terrain, AGL, DEM

Export telemetry crashing

Started by Robert Matthews. Last reply by Robert Matthews Apr 26. 5 Replies

Is anyone having issues with exporting telemetry and geo-tagging photos since the last update (2.13(401)).I'm using a M600 PRO, A3, LB2. the missions work perfectly and everything else is super stable, as always, but when I try to export the telemetry it will says it "converting telemetry" indefinitely 9/10 times. I have to restart the laptop completely several times before it will finally export. I did not have these issues with the previous version, I haven't tried rolling back because I…Continue

Error Altitude too high

Started by Michael Gray. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Apr 26. 18 Replies

I am trying to fly a mission on a Coal Surface mine using a DJI Inspire 1 Pro. The area I am trying to fly used to be a valley that they have converted into a Impoundment and fill area. The elevation change is roughly about 80 feet from the surface model in UGCS. I have added a new surface model and made sure the elevation Z order was reflecting the new surface model. I did notice that when I turn the drone on while setting on the ground it reads an AGL of -20 feet. I selected my update takeoff…Continue

UGCS for DJI v. 2.9 questions

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Anna Moshkova Apr 20. 1 Reply

I saw on my Android device this morning that there was an update to the app, and it mentioned being able to store the missions on the Android device and fly in the field without a laptop - that's a great development! I have a couple other questions, which might simply be the result of not having used UGCS for a while.1. I use both a 15mm and 25mm lens, which have issues with consistent focus in just about all of the other apps out there. How does UGCS handle locking focus in to infinity for…Continue

Live view of photo/video feed not showing up on Matrice 600 Pro using UGCS for DJI

Started by Jason Rourke. Last reply by Rick Menard Apr 12. 6 Replies

I'm not sure if this is a setup issue or what but I'm about to pull my hair out.  I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.  I have tried every which way I can think of to run the UGCS for DJI on my Android but I haven't been able to get anything but a white or black screen that gives the view from my x5 camera from the Matrice 600 Pro.  Just when I think I have the right set of steps figured out and the screen shows what the camera is seeing, it just stops showing the "live" feed.  This is the only app…Continue

How do I enable Telemetry for Emulator

Started by Stevod. Last reply by Stevod Apr 9. 6 Replies

I would like to record telemetry for the quadcopter emulator, however the docs say that recording is disabled by default on the emulator. How can I enable it?Thanks,Continue

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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 DEEPESH PARATE on February 9, 2018 at 10:11am

I'm working on writing a parser code to convert xml exported from ugcs into a format suitable for paparazzi to use. The current flight plan xml that I have from ugcs has a completely different format from the one of paparazzi so I'm thinking of going for px4 flight plan. Can someone please tell me if it's going to be helpful or not?

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.

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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