3DR, makers of Site Scan, announced that it has partnered with Esri to develop Site Scan Esri Edition, a custom version of its iOS app for drone flight planning and data capture that works seamlessly with Esri’s ArcGIS Online and Drone2Map for ArcGIS.
The Site Scan Esri Edition app will complement Esri’s Drone2Map for ArcGIS software by providing full drone project mission planning and a simple workflow for transferring drone captured data into the Esri ArcGIS ecosystem. Users will be able to connect to ArcGIS Online with an Esri sign-in. The app will allow users to directly use Esri data layers from ArcGIS Online — including custom data layers from the user’s FedRAMP authorized ArcGIS Online organization account — as base and reference data for their drone flight planning mission.
“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to work with Esri to provide its users with flight planning and drone capture tools,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR.
Esri customers can use any drone currently supported by Site Scan, including a variety of DJI drones. Site Scan also supports a custom version of the Yuneec H520 commercial drone, also announced today by 3D, which is based on the Dronecode PX4 software and designed to be an open and secure drone option for use on US government projects.
“3DR has been a leader in the drone industry, and we are excited to support this development effort.” said Cody Benkelman, Imagery Product Manager at Esri. “A drone flight planning app that connects directly to ArcGIS Online will provide great value to Esri’s worldwide customer base, and simplify the process of ensuring successful projects using Drone2Map.”