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MavicPro GPS Accuracy?

Cookedinlh

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Mavic Pro GPS accuracy is amazing . . I'm not an expert in image manipulation but I took 2 hand held photos before and after a 25 min flight out to about 800m max distance and all over the harbour in Sarnia yesterday. Then just for fun I hit RTH and waited . . . and it came home. Apparently it knows home pretty well, since it came back to within an inch or so of where it took off from. In this overlay, I just made one of the photos transparent and then matched up the cracks in the ground to see how close it came . . Anyone else try this?
It looks odd to me that the props stopped in almost exactly the same positions!! That's very strange because I only took two photos one before and one after. . . but that seems weird
Next time I think I'll draw a chalk outline first and then just take one photo

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I wouldn't do a chalk outline, someone will think a Mavic was killed! LOL
There was a guy on the breakwater throwing stones at me so it could have happened that flight. Fortunately, he has a crappy pitching arm.
 

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The final landing of the mavic do not depend on the GPS position but on the pictures it took when took off with his under body cameras.

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this level of landing accuracy has been my experience with the Mavic also ... it has always come back to inches of the take off position. I test this after every update by turning off my RC while in flight.
 

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The final landing of the mavic do not depend on the GPS position but on the pictures it took when took off with his under body cameras.

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Yes I guess I knew that... it's a Mavic accuracy not just its GPS.... it certainly is good though


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hello, i have important question about mavi GPS accuracy
i have mavic pro , im surveyor and my job is about arial photogerametery and making DEM,DTM,and image maps (mosaic photo), topography and... Agisoft Photoscan

in arial photogrametery, accuracy of positioning is most important ,
Mavic GPS calculate the coordinate of each photo ( N,E for center of photo (WGS84) or X,Y (UTM coordinate))
this coordinate find in Exif of each photo , also photogrametery softwares use this coordinate

now, my questions is :
1- Mavic have dual GPS? (L1 + L5)
2- N,E (or UTM X,Y) center of photo have 1.5 meter Accuracy?? (Mavic GPS accuracy is?)

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2- N,E (or UTM X,Y) center of photo have 1.5 meter Accuracy?? (Mavic GPS accuracy is?)
Mavic gives N & E with variying accuracy depending on how fast your drone is moving at the time of the photo. I have got around 0.1m when the drone is stationary for a while. As soon as the drone moves ive seen up to 3m out though.

Most photogrammetry packages will take all of the photos coordinates and account for this error to get a better location of the map.
 

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If it is survey work you are doing the new Phantom 4 RTK is a great low cost solution for accuracy around 3cm . . not sure if they'll have a Mavic like that someday but eventually I'd bet
 

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