Corridor Flight Plans
Plan a linear flight path with the corridor flight plan, available on all paid subscriptions.
Easily map roadways, canals, utility lines, railways, or any other linear assets completely autonomously with the new Corridor mission type. Document assets and conduct inspections safely and remotely.
Planning a Flight
To plan a corridor flight on a existing project, navigate to the Fly tab at the top of the map. If you haven't created a project yet, learn how to do so here.
Select Corridor from the flight plan list.
On the map view, you'll notice two white waypoints representing the start and end point of the plan.
Manipulate the waypoints to the desired start and end point. Use the grey plus sign point to add vertices to the plan, and shape the path.
Adjusting the Settings
Adjusting the corridor width will increase the area processed. The dashed line will represent the crop/processing boundary. To have a wider corridor with more passes, increase the width. DroneDeploy will automatically add legs to the plan to achieve the overlap needed for the mapped area.
A wider corridor = more legs:
Similar to corridor width, adjusting the flight altitude will affect the number of legs needed to complete the plan. For example, a higher plan altitude will need fewer legs. A lower altitude will need multiple legs to completely capture the subject with good overlap.
Processing Corridor Plans
Process corridor plans as you typically would with a Map/Model. If you choose to upload via desktop, head to the Upload tab. You should see an option for the linear plan that was flown. You can also select "New Upload".
Drag/Drop or Select your Corridor plans and Upload Images.
Once processing completes, you should receive an email notification along with any other shared members.
View the linear plan in both 2D and 3D.
What is happening to the Linear Flight App? This app has been deprecated. Users who had access should automatically see the Corridor plan in their Fly tab.
Is this IOS only? Corridor is iOS only at this time.
Does it work offline? Yes, linear plans can be made available offline. This is cached to the mobile device.
Any best practice for maintaining VLOS? Check visibility and flight length pre-flight. Position take off as central to the start and end point as possible, so distance from pilot is minimal in both directions.
Is this compatible with mission chaining? Yes
Is KML/SHP import supported? Not at this time.