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