Mavic drones in flight at DJI’s launch event in New York City

DroneDeploy Announces Support for the DJI Mavic

Now you can automate mapping flights with the DJI Mavic

DroneDeploy's Blog
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2 min readNov 16, 2016

By Anya Lamb, Marketing Manager @DroneDeploy

You’ve been waiting for it — and now it’s here. (No, not your Mavic drone, for those of you still waiting for your delivery.) But once you have the drone in your hands, you’ll be able to start mapping immediately. We’re excited to announce that our iOS and Android apps fully support the new Mavic drone.

The Mavic is being marketed as a consumer drone, but don’t think that just because it’s small it isn’t mighty. Offering comparable features and power compared to the Phantom 4 at a fraction of the size, we think it will quickly become the drone of choice for a wide range of use cases.

It’s tiny! The Mavic fits in a small back (to the right of the drone) that can easily fit in most backpacks and large purses.

Know Before You Fly

To start mapping, just make sure you’re on the latest version of DJI’s firmware and on the latest version of the DroneDeploy app. Keep in mind that the Mavic is still a relatively new product and some small issues are still being resolved, including the following:

  • Mavic does not automatically land when a flight is finished, but hovers a few feet off the ground. To land, just take manual control.
  • On Android, the battery reading is incorrect.
  • Some users have reported camera exposure issues.

If you encounter any other issues, please let us know in our active user forum so that we can work with DJI to address them as soon as possible.

Stay Tuned for More Announcements About Drone Support

Yesterday DJI announced two exciting new drones, the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2. We’ll be working closely with DJI to support these new drones as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Sign Up for DroneDeploy for Free

It’s easy to use your drone to make high-quality 3D maps and models with DroneDeploy — just sign up to create your free account on and download the mobile app for free for iOS or Android. Want to learn more about what DroneDeploy can do for your business? Check out our pricing or request a consultation with one of our sales representatives.



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