3D Robotics

Droneshare Update


We have been working hard to get Droneshare out of beta, and are pleased to share that we are almost ready to call it V1. We are wrapping up a few things including mission discovery, filtered searches, and making flight uploads easier.

Interesting milestones since our last update:

  • Over 15,000 flights uploaded (a combination of public and private flights)
  • Upload support is now built into Droidplanner, APM Planner and Mission Planner
  • Dataflash (binary or text) logs are now supported (in addition to the original tlogs)
  • Andrew Chapman’s LogAnalyzer tool is now integrated for analyzing Dataflash log files looking for common problems
  • A “movie” button provides a first person visualization of flights
  • Live vehicle tracking & control is now in alpha testing

Here is a sneak peek:


We have received a lot of great input on ways to improve Droneshare, thank you for your feedback! We are excited to focus on the next version. Here are some things we have in mind:

  • Better plotting control and better plotting UI
  • Airspace warnings
  • More polished design ( possibly with better tablet integration )

Before we get started on our next version, we would love to learn more about how and why you use Droneshare, and gather your thoughts on features you would like to see. To keep everyone’s thoughts in an organized fashion, we have created a survey that will help us decide how to move forward based on your needs.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mapbox and Doarama for providing us with awesome open source mapping and and visualizations that make Droneshare better.

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  • 3D Robotics

    mP1: If users are flying illegally, we would recommend that they not share that anywhere, either here on DIYD or on Droneshare. However, that vast majority of users are flying responsibly and legally so this is not an issue for them. 

  • @Chris:

    What if droneshare gets really popular, and some gov asks them for your private logs as part of any action against somebody involving a drone ? At worst, anybody in the host country of the site, could turn Judas against locals who uploaded flights to the site.

  • Yes, the option to set to private (and/or the option to share with developers) are good to have.  A buddy and I flew my IRIS a week ago, and it was great to be able to send him a link to the flight data.  Sharing the recreated movie is especially cool.


  • 3D Robotics

    mP, Hans: You can set the default for all your flights to Private. Or you can selectively share with the people you choose.

    Think of it as a way to do cloud-based flight analysis and fleet management. All the 3DR apps will soon be using this cloud backend to help provide better analytics by doing machine learning on big data sets across many vehicles.  

  • I wouldn't use this for every flight, but Droneshare has some nice features like being able to diagnose your flight and how your drone performed.  Also has a recreation of your flight.  I believe you can mark flights as private.

  • Exactly mP1. I agree. 

    What can you gain from this? In addition to the risk of an unknown law, there is also the risk that someone wants to steal your equipment.

    Local foil hats gets ammunition for a ban on "drones".

    It's Facebook for "paint drying". How interesting it is to know that "Bob flew 7,41 minutes yesterday on his farm."

  • Call me confused, but why would anyone want to publicly log all their flights, especially when it might turn out to be illegal  in your country due to some unknown factor ?

  • 3D Robotics

    Thanks, Ramon. For anyone who would like to use the beta of Droneshare, you can turn autoupload to Droneshare in the Settings menu:


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