What is Hivemapper?
What is Hivemapper Flight View?
Hivemapper's Flight View. is by far the best way to view drone video footage. It's like Street View - from above - yet so much better. Hivemapper transforms your drone video into a 3D map and then automatically organizes your video to explore within a map.
Why should I try Flight View?
- By far the best way to view your drone videos
- Get free 3D models of your videos
- Spend less time video editing
- Works with (almost) any drone
Join the waitlist.
Will any drone video work?
Currently, we accept video from any drone that generates an .SRT file for the captured video. In the DJI Go app turn on the Video Caption setting to generate an .SRT file for each video you capture. If your drone is generating an .SRT file when capturing video you can fly with any app that supports video capture (Go App, Litchi or Hivemapper's app. In the future we will accept video from any drone.
Fly with Hivemapper
Why Fly with Hivemapper's app?
Think of flying a drone without Hivemapper as using a smartphone without an internet connection -- it can still fly (or make phone calls), but it has no information about the world around it. Hivemapper transforms all the world's drone videos into a 3D map of the earthdont for drone fliers so you are infusing your drone with geospatial data.
So do I actually fly with Hivemapper?
Yes! Just like flying with a DJI app, the Hivemapper app connects to your DJI drone and provides its own first-person view live video feed as you fly. Only with Hivemapper, our map elements are integrated into the video feed so you can find amazing places of interest, get warnings about building obstructions, and easily find your way home.
I don’t have a drone/my drone is not supported yet -- Can I use Hivemapper?
Absolutely! While you may not be able to fly with us yet, you can still explore the map.
What drones does Hivemapper support?
Currently, Hivemapper works on the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, Phantom 3 Pro, Phantom 4, and DJI Inspire, with support for other drones to come. See the full list here.
How do I connect to my drone to start flying?
- Open the Hivemapper mobile app
- Connect your USB to the drone's controller
- Choose Hivemapper app from prompt like you see below. If this prompt never appears you have to clear your DJI Go app defaults. Read this article.
- Tap on Fly (button will turn blue once it's ready)
How current is the data?
Depends on the last video feed we have of that area. If you want to refresh an area, you will be able to provide drone video footage and once your videos are transformed into 3D map data the map is automatically refreshed. Join the waitlist to start contributing drone videos.
What are all the types of data?
Available types of data:
|Buildings||The exact shape of a building.||See example|
|Trees||The tallest point on a building.||See example|
|Antenna||Tall antenna structures for radio, etc.||See example|
|Intelligent Altitude||Your drones true height above ground.||Watch demo|
|Overhead power lines||Location and heights for overhead power lines.||Watch demo|
|Places||Places of interest like towers, bridges, museums, and more.||See example|
|No-Fly Zones||Controlled airspace around airports, national parks, prisons, and more.||See example|