Drone Data Management System™ Public Beta


Since 2011, Event 38 has built a reputation as a business focused drone and sensor provider. We’ve been very fortunate to work with some of the most innovative drone operators in the world, and we’re really proud of what our customers have accomplished. There’s always been a missing piece of the puzzle though. The tools needed to geotag data, stitch images, calculate vegetation indices, and even just to explore the imagery have been a patchwork of disparate open source projects and expensive software packages. Today I’m very happy to announce the launch of the Event 38 Drone Data Management System’s™ public beta!

The Drone Data Management System™ is a cloud-based set of tools that store, analyze and share data collected by any drone.

DDMS streamlines the entire map post-processing workflow. Upload, Process, Analyze and Share. Easily upload the images you want to include with the flight’s telemetry log (.tlog) and DDMS will automatically tag your images, even if you had a few telemetry dropouts mid-flight. DDMS automatically creates a geotagged orthomosaic and tiles large maps to be viewed quickly in Map Viewer, our online map tool. DEMs, NDVI and DVI calculations can be added as well.

All processing results are also available as high resolution originals in geotiff format, so you can continue to work with your existing GIS tools. Anything that you process in DDMS can also be privately shared with friends, clients, colleagues and advisors. Permissions are set mission by mission, making it easy to share only what’s required.

The DDMS is still in the very early stages of development but we can’t build anything good in a vacuum. We need your feedback so we can focus on the important features and functionality! Head over to the DDMS Signup Page to get access right away.

While we’re in beta, the DDMS will be completely free to use! Don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of warning before the beta is finished, and your data will always be yours to download. In the future, we’ll be adding time series analysis, crop stand counts, topographic map exports and ground control point editing.

We’d really appreciate your feedback! What else is important to you as a drone user? What’s missing from your current tool set? Let me know in the comments below, or Tweet me @mJeffTaylor



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  • Looks great. What software do you use for generating the orthomosaics? 

  • Thanks Anderl! These are two of my favorite showcases of customers' work:



    .. But there's a lot going on in agriculture, research, archaeology, and many other fields where drone applications are relatively new, and our customers are helping to develop the standards and best practices for drone use in their respective fields.

  • Congratulations and thanks for sharing. I think It's a very significant step forward for the entire community.
    "...We've been very fortunate to work with some of the most innovative drone operators in the world." Who are they?

    Thanks again

  • Thank's Jeff: Program looks very friendly :)

  • Cala, we realized actually that a tlog made from Tower won't include cam messages (the telemetry entry created when Pixhawk triggers the camera). We're not sure why this is, my guess is an accidental omission. I've been meaning to make a bug report and I've just done so on the Tower repo. Hopefully that gets sorted soon but in the meantime, with Tower, it'll have to be the onboard logs.

  • @Thomas We're basically taking in whatever comes right now and making it work manually, then building the automated process to handle the things that happen more than a few times. Not sure what a Reach GPS would provide that you wouldn't get from Pixhawk though, would that be tied to your camera somehow?

    @Cala Could you email us at help@event38.com and I'll forward you to the person who wrote the tool tool to help?

  • I try Geotag V2 with a mobius and tlog generated with Tower but no luck, I had this err:

    Consulte el final de este mensaje para obtener más detalles sobre cómo invocar a la depuración
    Just-In-Time (JIT) en lugar de a este cuadro de diálogo.

    ************** Texto de la excepción **************
    System.FormatException: La cadena de entrada no tiene el formato correcto.
    en System.Number.ParseSingle(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt)
    en System.Single.Parse(String s)

    Something I did wrong?

  • I'm with @Mario, Geotagging images from the tlog is superb!  Would be great if the autopilot orientation  could be added to the exif too.  Soon I'm going to have a Reach GPS but I'm not sure how that is going to integrate with the Pixhawk logs.  Is there functionality to use other location information formats?

  • Wonderful!

  • Great excuse to dust off the mapping skywalker :) I'm excited to give it a shot! 

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