PHOENIX FLIGHT PLANNER
Calculate your flight plan, review estimated LiDAR data quality, and upload a terrain-following KMZ directly to your UAV… before you fly.
Explore the effects that different parameters have on your data before you fly. Estimate your data quality and reduce costs by experimenting with various flight paths, altitudes, and other variables using the Phoenix Flight Planner.
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How does Phoenix Flight Planner Help Me?
We’re proud to offer Flight Planner as a free, web-based service to all Phoenix LiDAR clients.
LiDAR data is heavily affected by sensor, altitude, terrain, and more. Using the Flight Planner tool, Phoenix customers can save time and money by planning missions before going into the field.
- Calculate your flight plan based on your area of interest (AOI).
- Estimate your LiDAR swath and point density based on terrain, speed, and more.
- Anticipate MTA zones that may affect data quality, especially in uneven terrain.
- Upload a terrain-following KMZ directly to your UAV.
From pilot training to acquisition to post-processing, our goal is to help you maximize your LiDAR investment. Have feedback? Let us know by clicking here.
How Does Flight Planner Work?
Flight Planner is crunching a lot of data, which can be a challenge for some browsers. We recommend using Chrome or Safari, with few or no other tabs open. If equipped, set your browser to use your NVIDIA graphics card.
Step 1: Choose Your Area of Interest (AOI)
Find your area of interest using the search bar or GPS coordinates, then click the map to outline it. The maps feature is based on Google Earth, so you’ll feel right at home as you navigate the globe.
Step 2: Input Flight Parameters
Fill out your mission details by inputting system type, altitude, velocity, etc., then click “Calculate Flight Plan.” Try various flight plan adjustments and see how they affect your swath, point density, MTA zones, and more.
Step 3: Export Directly to UAV
Download your KMZ file from the Flight Planner tool and upload it to your drone, if it supports this feature. Now that you’ve optimized the mission, enjoy your flight with peace of mind!
PHOENIX PRO TIPS
Maximize Your Flight Plan
Watch this video and to learn how to adjust features of your virtual flight plan to maximize the data you collect when you fly your LiDAR system. Double-click to view on a larger screen on YouTube.