I am a one man band survey company. I have a inspire 2 and Wingtra that I use for aerial survey. The Wingtra is a very new addition .
I live in a very small town with a small requirement for aerial survey, and I am trying to build the business by working away from home.
I have been using Drone Deploy for a long time and I am now looking at different options for my aerial data. The major thing that I am trying to sell to clients is that the data I capture can be accessed via the cloud for them to view and use. That these data can be accessed for years to come. I am currently quoting on flying complete towns with the region.
So currently I can have one job every couple of months and the monthly ongoing cost for a small company like me is to much. I would like to see options that take into account the amount of projects processed per month and still have all of the options as a large company have.
I have looked at and tried Pix4dcloud, not happy that you can only have black and white targets for GCP. I like to use white paint crosses where possible so I do not have to go around and pickup the targets after completing the flight. There is no option to pick the targets manually like Pix4dmatic. I really like the options to view and access information in this package. Another down side is I have used Pix4dmapper to process my data then tried to upload to Pix4dcloud and found that there are reresections on the size of the projects that can be uploaded. So this is why I started looking and the new Pix4dmatic.
Great having the option to manually locate the GCPs and processing time. Not ideal for sharing the data with clients as there is no option like Pix4dcloud to use the data for clients.
Great to process the data but not good for sharing data with clients and I have to go and purchase a high end computer to process the data for $10,000.
I find that at present Pix4d is very disjointed with lots of options for data processing but not one complete options that has all the requirements that are needed.
Any assistance would be appreciated in me making a long term commitment to using Pix4d.
Samuel Van Eldik ES P-AP
Director I Chief UAV Controller
CASA Certified UAV Operator
Platinum Surveys Pty Ltd / Ocean & Earth Aerial Photography
PO Box 441, Exmouth 6707
Mobile: 0428 600 252
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