DJI launches its new drone, Phantom 4 RTK for surveying and mapping

DJI launches its new drone, Phantom 4 RTK for surveying and mapping

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Germany: DJI has announced the new Phantom 4 RTK for the surveying and mapping at the European Drone Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. Phantom 4 RTK is being developed in order to improve the workflow of surveying, mapping, and inspection professionals.

“The Phantom 4 RTK was engineered to meet the specific needs of its users who have come to rely on DJI drones as powerful tools for surveying, mapping, or inspection operations. We took feedback from the drone mapping and surveying market on board and believe this solution demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our involvement and innovation in different enterprise verticals where we see substantial demand and potential for growth.” said by Sunny Liao, Director of Enterprise, Europe at DJI.

The organization has many positive views related to the latest drone which they stated are:

The Phantom 4 RTK combines centimeter-level navigation and positioning with a high-performance imaging system to improve survey efficiency and accuracy, reducing operational difficulty and cost.

The RTK module can provide positioning accuracy of 1cm+1ppm (horizontal), 1.5cm+1ppm (vertical), and the Phantom 4 RTK can get the 5cm absolute horizontal accuracy of photogrammetric models

Every single camera lens goes through a rigorous calibration process where radial and tangential lens distortions are measured. The parameters are saved into each image’s metadata, letting post-processing software adjust uniquely for every user.

The Phantom 4 RTK’s OcuSync video transmission system enables a stable connection between the drone and its remote controller. The system features strong interference resistance. It delivers 720p video transmission feeds at a distance of up to 7km, which is ideal for mapping larger sites.

The flight time of up to 30 minutes allows pilots to complete long missions without having to land the drone to change batteries. 

The Phantom 4 RTK is compatible with the DJI Mobile SDK, opening up its functions to automation and customization through a mobile device.

The Phantom 4 RTK is compatible with the D-RTK 2 Mobile Station, providing real-time differential data to the drone and forming an accurate surveying solution. 

German construction giant STRABAG has also shown its interest on Phantom 4 RTK for aerial data for 3D modeling to reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies.