Drone Harmony’s platform now offers terrain-aware planning capabilities for “anyone, anywhere in the world.”
The firm explained how it has updated subscriptions plans to coincide with the major changes.
In launching the new offering, Drone Harmony explained the need to account for differences in elevation is among the most ubiquitous aspects of drone data acquisition.
It says it is a key requirement in many industries from surveying through inspection of linear infrastructure to mapping of open pit mines.
The firm said: “As the most basic 3D data geographic data used in drone data acquisition, the availability and use of terrain data is expanding quickly. Many organizations are compiling and updating their own terrain data sets, while large geo-spatial data providers offer terrain data globally through direct data integrations.
“With Drone Harmony Web, users can now profit from automated terrain-aware missions planning by using both their own custom terrain maps, as well as the newly-integrated Airbus 12 meter grid global data set.”
Drone Harmony customers can upload terrain files in the geotiff (*.tif) file format to Drone Harmony in any coordinate system and accuracy.
The files are then processed by the Drone Harmony Cloud and prepared for loading and mission planning in Drone Harmony Web.
Customers that do not have custom terrain can profit from a global source of accurate terrain data without ever leaving the Drone Harmony application.
With a few clicks in the web interface, customers can pull terrain data anywhere in the world and start planning missions.
The combination of flexible import options together with the brand new 3D DEM view and rich new plan catalogue for terrain aware flight planning in Drone Harmony Web makes it the most comprehensive tool for mapping and inspection in complex terrains.
Furthermore, larger organizations with massive amounts of terrain data can profit from a built-in terrain streaming feature in Drone Harmony Web.
This feature enables such customers to work with huge terrain models hassle-free, without the need to load terrain models in parts and worry about memory and processing limits.