Introducing Live Map: Make Real-Time Drone Maps with your iPhone or iPad
No SD Cards, no uploads, and no waiting. Get drone data immediately — no laptop or internet required.
In a fast-moving world, data needs to keep up with operations. Your decisions and bottom line depend on it. That’s why the future of drone mapping is in real time. You can’t afford to wait a day — or even hours — for aerial insights.
Today we’re excited to announce Live Map, the first product capable of generating drone maps in real time. Live Map gives you the instant aerial insights to make better decisions in the field, on the job site, and anywhere else you need to collect drone data.
Drone Maps in Your Pocket
If you’ve ever made a drone map, you know how it goes: you plan a mission, fly and capture imagery, head back to the office to upload the data on your computer, and wait hours while your drone map processes.
Enter Live Map.
With Live Map, you get the data you need immediately — without a laptop or internet connection. Just plan a flight, take off, and see maps render on-screen during flight. That’s it. And once your drone completes its flight, all data syncs to the cloud for sharing and collaboration.
“Hours of waiting for crop imagery are over. We can capture real-time data in seconds without an internet connection, and begin making smarter crop management decisions before the drone hits the ground.” — Justin Metz, Technology Integration Specialist at Bowles Farms
You might remember our beta product, Fieldscanner. Live Map is the next generation. Since we started this project, mobile devices have doubled in computational power — meaning today’s Live Maps are 400% higher quality. These improvements are possible thanks to the latest devices and significant advancements made by our computer vision team.
But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.
Live Map is also 5x faster than Fieldscanner, making it capable of keeping up with the real-time challenges of the real world.
“The quality of the “Live Map” feature in DroneDeploy is game-changing — a major improvement from the first generation of Fieldscanner.” — Chad Colby, Owner of Colby Ag Tech
Real-time Data for Real-time Decisions
Live Map turns hundreds of acres into consumable maps without the need to go back to the office. Get accurate aerial views of your job site, field, or project faster than ever before.
Get an instant birds-eye-view of crops, analyze plant health from your tailgate, and immediately ground truth any findings. Monitor the progress of your job site by keeping track of earthwork, equipment, and structures in real-time.
“Live Map helps me end each day with confidence knowing where a project stands and what our subcontractors have completed so that we can provide the best product for our clients.” — Ryan Moret, Field Solutions Manager at McCarthy Building Companies
Get Aerial Awareness When it Matters Most
Live Maps aren’t just for growers and builders. They can impact any workflow that requires instant aerial insights. First responders can leverage a Live Map to get a better view of an emergency situation or to locate missing persons.
Relief workers can use a Live Map in incidence response to assess damage and coordinate disaster relief.
Environmental scientists can create a Live Map to document conservation efforts and monitor change, or detect invasive species.
The applications of Live Map are endless.
Compatible with Your Existing Mapping Workflow
Need to take your analysis one step further? No problem. Live Map works in parallel with your traditional mapping workflow — all while capturing drone imagery for later upload and processing with DroneDeploy.
Just upload the imagery from your flight to DroneDeploy as you normally would, and create a full-resolution map or 3D model for further analysis using our built-in measurement tools, or leverage our industry-leading App Market and integrations.
The Future is Now — and Getting Better all the Time
Live Map is the future of mapping. It’s mobile, real-time, and operates entirely on the go. As drones and devices continue to improve, Live Map will evolve to enable even faster, higher quality mapping and analysis for any terrain.
“Live Map is a timely addition to DroneDeploy’s growing suite of trusted solutions. As more enterprises adopt drone technology across their operations, there will be an even greater demand for scalable mapping solutions that enable smarter business decision making in the field without compromising speed, quality, and a seamless experience.” — Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Partnerships at DJI
No matter how you decide to put Live Map to use, we know you’ll be impressed by the quality and accuracy of your real-time aerial data. So, what will you do with Live Map?
Learn More About Live Map
- Get the full scoop on Live Map by visiting our solution page.
- Learn best practices for generating high-quality Live Maps on your iPhone or iPad.
- Attend our upcoming webinar to hear learn how to make in-field crop management decisions with Live Map this growing season.
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions about Live Map.
- Take the Live Map social media challenge today.
Get Started with DroneDeploy
Want to learn how DroneDeploy can help your business? Visit www.dronedeploy.com to start your free trial or request a consultation with one of our team members. The DroneDeploy mobile application is available for free download for both iOS and Android devices.