Announcing release of UgCS update 2.11 and UgCS for DJI update 2.5

Riga - June 7, 2017 - SPH Engineering’s update for UgCS adds profound data import and processing features for UAV professionals and brings improvement for overall features. Also the Android application UgCS for DJI is upgraded adding support for some newest DJI drones and features like camera zoom and improving video stream quality.

Support for DJI Inspire 2, Mavic Pro, N3 and Phantom 4 Pro is added and for MikroKopter Firmware-2.16, expanding the already wide base of UgCS supported drones.

Implemented data import from .KML and .CSV files, enable place-mark import as a set of route's waypoints. Photogrammetry tool is enriched with altitude tolerance parameter, allowing more precise terrain following for photogrammetry missions. These features, along with custom map and DEM data import is the reason why land surveyors increasingly add UgCS to their tool-set.

Route created importing place-marks from .KML file as waypoints to Area Scan tool
Route created importing place-marks from .KML file as waypoints to Area Scan tool

Camera triggering parameter is added to UgCS desktop to keep it according to camera’s technical capabilities, preventing from missions with too fast triggering. Yaw action semantic is changed to enable setting of angle relative to next waypoint (classic Yaw) or relative to North (heading).

Setting yaw action relative to next waypoint
Setting yaw action relative to next waypoint

Added option for Click & Go mode to adjust heading of drone to next waypoint, not only by entering angle value in settings window, but also manually adjusting heading angle at target waypoint.

Manually adjusting heading to target point in Click&Go mode
Manually adjusting heading to target point in Click&Go mode

Improvements for camera management are also implemented in UgCS for DJI increasing video stream quality, adding “AntiFlicker” value and decreasing lost frame quantity.

Feature in telemetry player to see drone's current position and also the flight’s track is useful to set start and end points for export interval. It is also possible to "pin" tracks to compare flights in time.

View of routes flight track vs track displayed in telemetry player
Routes flight track view vs track displayed in telemetry player

For UgCS PRO and UgCS ENTERPRISE licences functionality is added to show position of camera (image centre) from EXIF data on the map as marks, which enables to control in-the-field if significant image gaps exist.

Camera position marks on map from image EXIF data
Camera position marks on map from image EXIF data

“Data import, flight planning and control are features that characterises UgCS. In very near future data processing software UgCS Mapper will be introduced to our portfolio, bringing UgCS one step closer to a complete ground control and mapping platform for UAV professionals. For our customers UgCS Mapper will provide significant insight to acquired data quality on site - this will save time and ensure better result - a PRO solution for PRO’s!”, said Janis Kuze, Sales Director at SPH Engineering.
 

About UgCS

UgCS is a complete platform developed by SPH Engineering to plan and fly drone survey missions. Automated drone mission planning, built-in photogrammetry and geotagging tools, map customisation and battery exchange option for long routes make UgCS an effective solution for professional applications. UgCS is unified mission planner for all popular UAV platforms to control and monitor one or multiple drones on a single mission, in multi operator mode or multi-platform environment. SPH Engineering offers unmanned systems integration services: building, acquiring and consulting on selection of airframes, autopilots, payloads for particular application and performing proof of concept projects and software development. More: www.ugcs.com

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