Drones make operations Safer, Efficient, Accurate, Quick, and way more Cost-effective compared to traditional practices. Drones are becoming increasingly popular in Surveying and Mapping, and this adoption can only be attributed to the huge array of benefits that come along with it. Drones allow you to conduct operations with a fraction of the workforce while improving efficiency and accuracy; moreover, drone-powered surveys and mapping are 75%-80% quicker than terrestrial measurement while giving you high precision and improved safety. For surveying and mapping professionals, LiDAR and Photogrammetry data-capturing techniques have been a part of the process. Now the only question that is troubling almost everyone – from amateurs to experienced drone professionals is – ‘Which one is better – Lidar or Photogrammetry?’ and naturally, the next question is – ‘DJI Zenmuse L1 or DJI Zenmuse P1? So let’s get into this dilemma.
Let’s talk payloads – Drone professional’s favourite photogrammetry tool, the DJI Zenmuse P1.
Did you know that P1 is DJI’s largest image sensor with the highest resolution? The Phantom 4 RTK – the closest competitor, has a 20MP sensor, which is 7.5 times smaller than the DJI Zemuse P1. There are a lot of exciting features to explore on P1, including its full-frame sensor, interchangeable lenses, the Smart Oblique Capture function and more. We hope this article will guide you to make better-informed decisions.
Precise & Rapid – These are some of the fundamental requirements of Geographic Systems. SfM (Structure from Motion) software is often at the core of drone photogrammetry; it is the method of choice for processing data from surveying, mapping and remote sensing. In this case study we will take a look into the issue of a ‘textureless’ desert and how DJI Zenmuse P1 solves this problem and makes mapping the deserts no longer a challenge.
From its announcement in October 2020, the DJI Zenmuse P1 has been making wakes in the photogrammetry world. Photogrammetry experts longed to get their hands on it and give it a try. Well, we managed to secure a demo unit and here’s what our experts had to say.