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.
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.
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 worlds' drone videos into a 3D map of the earthdont for drone fliers so you are infusing your drone with geospatial data.
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.
Absolutely! While you may not be able to fly with us yet, you can still explore the map flight-view/a> to browse our map.
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.
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.
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|