ADU 01165: Which Pix4D Version Should I Use For Mapping a Roof?

Today’s show is about drone mapping software. Which is the best and most capable software to map a roof?

Our caller for today, Garrett from Ohio is confused with the myriad of mapping software out there. He plans on taking up a roof mapping job and is considering using Pix4D. But, should Garrett opt for Pix4DMapper or Pix4D Cloud? Apart from Pix4D, we also discuss other options like DroneDeploy, Eagleview, and the latest entrant in the market, Skydio 3D Scan.

You will also learn how your final deliverable and acquisition strategy impacts the choice of your mapping software. And we also share some great resources to help you out. Enjoy!

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  • [02:05]Our sponsor for today’s show is Drone U’s Virtual Mapping Class
  • [02:20]Today’s question is about Pix4D
  • [04:40]Is there any major difference between a mapping job and an inspection job?
  • [07:10]Check out our comprehensive drone mapping guide
  • [07:30]How your final deliverable and workflow impacts your choice of mapping software
  • [08:15]DroneDeploy, Eagleview or Pix4D – which is the best drone mapping software for you?
  • [12:40]Is Skydio’s mapping software a good option for mapping and modeling?
  • [15:10]Why Pix4DMapper is the best option for Garrett
  • [16:33]What are some of the biggest disadvantages of Pix4DCloud?
  • [17:40]Determining your data acquisition strategy



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