Commercial drone data management is more than just making static maps and uploading nadir pictures to the cloud for orthomosaic processing. In today’s ever changing world, professional drone operators need a user-friendly method to search, analyze, report, collaborate and share geo-referenced videos, obllique photos, files and maps using existing GIS platforms.
No other company offers UAV operators more options to turn drone video and photo inspection data into dynamic, map-based reports that easily adapt to existing workflows and integrate with enterprise GIS software.
Our LineVision™ desktop and web-based Cloud/Server software are the ideal complement to any UAV inspection project, giving operators at any skill level the ability to create geospatial deliverables for Electric Utilities, Oil & Gas, Environmental, Real Estate, Insurance, Security and other Drone Video Recording Applications.
Drone & UAV FAQ
We use DJI drones for survey and inspection and want to overlay or embed kmz files, shapefiles, any line work into the video. Will LineVision support this?
Yes – with some DJI models, and LineVision Desktop – Ultimate, you can use the data from the DJI Fight Record log TXT file to geotag the video so that an approximation of the “camera-target-footprint” shows on the map with this data. You can then enable the map overlay. But again remember this is really an approximation. Unlike the aircraft gimbal systems, the DJI’s do not have a laser rangefinder to get LineVision all the ideal metadata parameters to get the 4-corner information really accurate. Also at this time you cannot export a video file with the video overlaid, the client will at least need the LineVision Desktop – Basic edition to view the data overlaid on the video.
Also, all versions of LineVision also allow you and clients to video player synced with a moving map flight route and data side by side.
Does LineVision Desktop have the ability to also parse mission and security KLV metadata from MISB FMV extract into the .GPX file or just GPS-related data?
There can be all kinds of keys in the MISB FMV so for the sake of making the software more usable for the vast majority of users, we currently only pull out GPS & related data.
However, we certainly can parse all or some specific mission/security metadata and get that into a GPX or other file type. We work with customers on a case by case basis for this type of customization and are happy to explore what would be involved if you are interested.
I need to be able to show video and my flight route on a Google Map or Google Earth in real time as the video plays. Is this something your software can do?
Yes – Our LineVision software allows you to view video files with continuous GPS coordinates a map for dynamic an interactive playback along a flight route. The LineVision Google Earth Extension lets you do this with Google Earth and our LineVision Desktop lets you do this with Esri ArcGIS Maps.
How can I share the videos I will make with LineVision with my clients? Will they also have to buy the LineVision software to view my content?
The geoProject format is the ideal way to deliver an interactive and immersive map-based deliverable to your client. (Click here for more on geoProjects.)
However, to offer that type of functionality, requires software that make that all work together.
If you are using the Remote GeoSystems geoProject format for your deliverable, then your client will need some sort of version of LineVision Basic edition or higher to view the saved geoProject.
Since we do offer the monthly plans, so you could subscribe for your client and turn off their subscription for the months that its is not being used.
Alternatively you could create screen capture of the LineVision running if you just needed to send your client a movie. There are also the automated reports that can be exported in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as mission plans that can be exported as KML files. But again, the map interactivity with video requires the LineVision software currently.
Do you have a published standard CSV format so I can be sure my geospatial video GPS data companion files are compatible with LineVision?
Yes. LineVision accepts many different GPS Data companion file types and to make it easy we have a published very simple CSV spec for LineVision.
The format is as follows:
The 1st row MUST be the following:
LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, ALTITUDE, UTCTIME, SPEED, COURSE
From there, each additional row just needs to be the corresponding values.
You can download the Simple CSV file format example by clicking on the document title below.
In the DJI Go App, choose the MENU option on the right side of the screen for Images and Video. Choose the Video icon and change file type from .MOV the default to .MP4. Choose the Option tool icon and TURN ON Video Caption. That option needs to be ON for the .SRT files to be saved with the .MP4 on your SD Card when you record during a flight.
Please note: you must have a DJI model that properly logs the GPS as an SRT file.
Yes – All LineVision versions accept geotagged videos from certain DJI models that log the .SRT file with GPS data along with the video files.
Based on internal research and customer feedback the following DJI models should support recording video with the .SRT file:
White Label & OEM Drone Data Management Solutions
Custom Branding for UAV Operators
Offer your UAV customers a branded experience with a secure, custom-configured portal for video & photo mapping, social media integration and cloud storage.
This unique OEM offering is based on the same architecture found in our LineVision Empire Cloud (powered by AWS) and on-premise Licensed Server.
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As the opportunity for unmanned platforms grow exponentially, so does the need for branding and differentiating yourself in the increasingly competitive world of UAV manufacturing and start-ups. Our drone geospatial video and photo mapping solutions have been field-proven around the world on every continent for inspection, emergency response and scientific applications.
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