UgCS 2.9 Has Been Released
It’s been long in the making, but it’s finally here. UgCS has released a new version of its ground station software - UgCS 2.9 which features a ton of improvements and new features.
A feature often requested by the users - possibility of planning area scan missions by manually entering the altitude - is finally here. One of the biggest changes you'll notice is that the Area Scan tool is now divided into two separate tools - Area Scan and Photogrammetry tool. The Photogrammetry tool allows to plan area scan missions with a specific GSD. Meanwhile the Area Scan tool now allows scanning an area with either using AMSL or AGL altitudes.
Battery capacity is the main limiting factor for drones. UgCS has taken a step around this issue. Now it is possible to fly longer missions with UgCS by exchanging the battery. This is now possible because now you can restart the mission from any specific waypoint. This new feature makes aerial mapping of large areas easier and more convenient than ever.
Another notable change is that the support for two new drones has been added. DJI Phantom 4 and Matrice 100 are now supported in UgCS. Furthermore, experimental support for GeoTiff file import as map overlays and joystick control for Ardupilot and DJI has been added.