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What is the DJI Photogrammetry Workflow in LP360

Learn how to use LP360 to Process Photogrammetry Data from DJI Sensors

Geospatial professionals can rely on LP360 software to enhance data collected with DJI sensors. With its robust features and capabilities, LP360 can help maximize the potential of DJI data, enabling you to produce more accurate and detailed geospatial products. Whether you’re working on large-scale mapping projects, surveying tasks, or other geospatial applications, LP360 can provide you with the tools you need to achieve your goals efficiently and effectively.

To show some of these capabilities in LP360, Martin Flood, Vice President of Special Projects at GeoCue, gives a brief demonstration of using the software to work with DJI sensors, specifically the Maverick 3 Enterprise (M3E.) In the video below, Flood walks through the process of importing flight data, assigning coordinate reference systems, and updating the image location to create a post-processed kinematic solution.

In the above video demonstration, Flood uses a small data set collected from a flight at GeoCue’s office to demonstrate how to import the data into LP360. He starts by importing the cycle and selecting the data from the M3E. LP360 supports several DJI sensors, known as guest sensors, including the M3E, the P4 RTK, the L1, and the P1. Flood mentions that the M3E is RTK capable, but he will create a post-processed kinematic (PPK) solution for the demonstration. He then starts the process to assign the coordinate reference system and begin the import process.

Once the data is brought into LP360, the import creates a couple of different layers. Flood notes that the LP360 software is very “GIS-like,” with a project, map, and different layers in that map that have different features and types of data on them. One of the new features in LP360 is the ability to import multiple flights using a multi-cycle import. “We’re increasingly seeing large 10, 20, even 50 cycle flights to capture an area,” Flood explains. “Now, you don’t have to import those all separately. With LP360 you can import them all using a multi-cycle import.”

Use LP360 to Process data from the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Series.

Flood then moves on to the processing stage, where he updates the image location with precise information from the trajectory. He also mentions that LP360 has built-in direct support for cloud processing.

“One of the advantages of working with LP360,” he says “ is since we work with a lot of Trimble Applanix systems, you can make use of the Trimble Applanix smart-base system. So, if you didn’t have a base station and you were in the United States, there is a good chance you could create a virtual reference station for your project.”

Flood uses local processing for the demonstration and submits the job while explaining that each position is given a quality rating based on the quality of the satellite coverage. Flood emphasizes the importance of having good satellite coverage for a successful PPK solution.

Photogrammetry with Agisoft in LP360 on screen

Overall, this video is a great resource for anyone interested in using LP360 with DJI sensors for photogrammetry and point cloud software. The demonstration shows how to use LP360 software to process data from DJI sensors and produce more accurate and detailed geospatial products.

For more information on using LP360 to process photogrammetry and LiDAR data from DJI sensors, schedule a time to speak with one of our informative representatives.

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