So does that mean that the gps on the drone itself will not show any mapping info on the tablet screen itself unless I buy one that is cellular capable?I have a mini4, and the way round this is to make your phone a wifi hotspot and connect the tablet to that.That works well for me. All I need to do on location is remember to put the phone hotspot on. I think there is a chance that some of the maps bay be cached, so if you visit a place you have been before the map may be there already.
The tablet knows to look for it's wifi and things run seamlessly. I purposely got a mini 4 without GPS and 4G as it was a lot cheaper, and I intended to use it through the phone.
The other thing you can do is to pre-load the map of where you are going if there is unlikely to be a phone signal.
The location from the drone's GPS receiver is sent back to your mobile device and can be displayed on maps (assuming those maps were downloaded from the Internet). However, the location of your mobile device will not be displayed on maps unless your mobile device also contains a GPS receiver.So does that mean that the gps on the drone itself will not show any mapping info on the tablet screen itself
Hotspotting to your phone gives you internet data.the way I do it is to set my phone to tethering and use the cellular and GPS of my phone via a wifi hotspot.
For drone flying, there's almost nothing that you need GPS on the phone or tablet for.That works seamlessly and you don't need to have cellular or GPS on the tablet - mine hasn't got that facility. You just need your phone to have signal if you want live mapping.
Point 1 - True, but I guess as my phone knows my location, and I have location sharing on, it passes that onto the tablet.Hotspotting to your phone gives you internet data.
It does not give any GPS location data.
For drone flying, there's almost nothing that you need GPS on the phone or tablet for.