- Custom maps
UgCS ground station software allows users to import map imagery, import DEM data to add custom elevation models, import KML data to add placemarks and import 3D buildings.
UgCS allows you to import the models of 3D buildings. This allows UgCS to automatically calculate the flights around the buildings by taking into the account the desired pre-set distance to objects. The amount of buildings which can be imported is 20 in UgCS OPEN, 100 in UgCS ONE version and an unlimited amount of buildings in the UgCS PRO and UgCS ENTERPRISE.
DEM data import
DEM stands for Digital Elevation Models. The terrain is always changing. These changes are not always implemented into 3D maps as fast as it is needed. An example would be a quarry. If the operator of a UAV would want to fly an automated mission for the purposes of mapping, surveying or monitoring a quarry, he would need to import DEM data to fly below what would otherwise be considered ground level. This data would then make the drone able to fly closer to the ground in the quarry to do its mission. Another scenario is in mountains where operator needs to use DEM with more precise data as commonly available map providers use too few elevation points on their maps to plan safe missions. This feature is available for users of UgCS PRO and UgCS ENTERPRISE.