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DJI unveils first Lidar solution for aerial surveying

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DJI recently unveiled two new payload solutions for its flagship commercial drone platform Matrice 300 RTK, destined to serve the most demanding aerial surveying missions. The DJI Zenmuse P1 and DJI Zenmuse L1 are set to be game changers for the industry, bringing more efficiency and new perspectives at an affordable cost without compromising the quality and accuracy of the data collected for precise aerial inspections and data collection missions.

New DJI Zenmuse P1 And DJI Zenmuse L1 Payloads Become the Drone Industry’s Most Capable Solutions for Geospatial, Surveying and Construction Professionals.

Arjun Menon, Engineering Manager at DJI in the US mentioned in the press release that with these two new payloads, they are providing an all-integrated complete solution to their enterprise customers active in accurate geospatial data acquisition. He added that having a fully integrated capable and affordable Lidar seamlessly integrated into their best commercial drone is a dream that becomes reality for surveying, mapping and construction professionals. They will be able to see, cover and understand the geospatial context from a totally new perspective thanks to the high level of accuracy and quality of the data collected from these tools in the sky.

DJI Zenmuse L1 – DJI’s First Lidar Solution for Aerial Surveying

In the aerial surveying industry, Lidar technology plays a vital role in building accurate reality models. In low light situations, or in areas with heavy foliage where traditional drone-based photogrammetry methods would fall short, Lidar can provide quick, precise true-color point cloud models of complex structures. The Zenmuse L1 is DJI’s first Lidar solution for aerial surveying, and a major breakthrough in democratizing Lidar technology by being easy to use and accessible.

When used with DJI’s flagship commercial drone platform Matrice 300 RTK and DJI Terra surveying software, it becomes a complete and versatile solution that gives the user real-time 3D data throughout the day, efficiently capturing the details of complex structures and delivering highly accurate reconstructed models. Thanks to its IP44 rating, The Zenmuse L1 can operate in rainy or foggy environments while the Lidar module’s active scanning method enables flights in low light conditions.

The Livox Lidar’s unique non-repetitive scanning process allows the sensor to capture data in any direction, which is critical for mapping applications. The Zenmuse L1 Lidar solution can easily penetrate vegetation canopies and foliage. Agriculture and forestry managers will benefit from insights such as canopy width, vegetation density, area, stock volume and growth trends. Emergency responders can gather critical insights using true-color point clouds, gain situational awareness and capture forensic intelligence in real time for informed decision-making. The Zenmuse L1 can be used throughout asset-intensive, high-risk and hazardous environments, including in oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, telecommunications and power.

DJI Zenmuse P1 – Full Frame Photogrammetry – The New Benchmark for Aerial Surveying

The new DJI Zenmuse P1 is the most powerful DJI camera payload dedicated to geospatial data acquisition. It integrates a 45-megapixel full-frame low-noise high-sensitivity sensor offering flexible viewing with interchangeable 24/35/50mm fixed-focus lenses on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal.

The DJI Zenmuse P1 provides high accuracy without Ground Control Points (3cm horizontally / 5cm vertically) and high efficiency as it is able to cover 3 km2 in a single flight.

Equipped with a mechanical shutter and the all-new TimeSync 2.0 system, which synchronizes time across modules at the microsecond level, the Zenmuse P1 lets users capture centimeter-accurate data combined with real-time position and orientation compensation technology.

The Smart Oblique Capture feature dramatically improves efficiency, mimicking a multi-sensor oblique camera, and only capturing the photos essential to the reconstruction at the edge of the mapping areas.

Adopting the DJI Zenmuse P1 will offer a new edge to photogrammetry professionals, enabling them to work faster thanks to its unique features. They will be enabled to conduct complex missions requiring 2D orthomosaics, collect oblique images for 3D modeling with centimeter-level accuracy, and acquire ultra-high resolution image data of vertical or slanted surfaces from a safe distance that faithfully recreates fine textures, structures, and features for detailed reconstructions, geological surveys, heritage site conservation, hydraulic engineering and more. Teams will also be able to work on real-time mapping missions gathering geographic information using DJI Terra.

Price and Availability

The DJI Zenmuse L1 and DJI Zenmuse P1 are available for pre-order from official DJI Enterprise dealers worldwide and will start shipping in early 2021.

To learn more about the DJI Matrice 300 RTK: click here