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Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

Pix4D for Yuneec’s Ground Station Controller and Pix4Dfields

April 6th, 2018 by Susan Smith

Yuneec announced the availability of Pix4Dcapture on its H520 ST16S ground station controller. Pix4D is a premier software application that creates professional, georeferenced maps and models from drone imagery, giving users the ability to map flight plans and set customized mapping parameters.

Yuneec H520 ST 16S ground station controller

UAV mapping software Pix4D’s free mission planning app Pix4Dcapture will be pre-installed on all future Yuneec’s H520 ST16s ground stations and available via software update for existing H520 owners. Pix4D is a software application that creates professional, geoeferenced models and maps from drone imagery. Customized mapping parameters and mapping flight plans are some of the products derived from this data.

Pix4Dcapture now integrated into Yuneec ST16S

Built on the PX4 stack, Yuneec’s H520 in Pix4Dcapture will result in a better flight experience for pilots and will ensure more accurate site maps or aggregate volumetric for law enforcement, inspection and construction vertical industries.Yuneec’s six-rotor platform is core to the H520 system and incorporates enterprise-grade cameras and mission planning software for high-end commercial use in verticals such as public safety, construction, inspection, video production, among others.

Features of the H520 include reliable and stable flight, a variety of payload options, and an integrated ground controller. Yuneec standard of excellence in aviation precision and safety. The H520 sUAS is available with the E90 high-resolution camera utilizing a large aperture, one-inch sensor, the E50 medium focal length high-resolution camera and CGOET thermal imaging and low light camera.

Pix4Dcapture in Yuneec H520

The H520 is available in a variety of configurations with prices ranging from $1,999 to $4,699. The entire line of commercial UAV will be offered with Yuneec’s all-new YES! commercial service program. For more information on the H520, E90/E50/CGOET camerapayloads, DataPilot™, SDK platform and YES! Commercial service program, visit

“Pix4D is a leader in UAV mapping software. Pix4Dcapture seamlessly integrates into the H520 platform and will provide our pilots with a dependable solution,” said Frank DeMartin, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for Yuneec USA. “Pilots in verticals such as law enforcement, inspection and construction will appreciate the ability to customize flight plans and parameters, view maps in multiple orientations and complete different missions for various use cases.”

Pix4Dcapture Highlighted Features:

  • Pix4Dcapture on ST16S is equipped with two different missions types, grid and double grid, providing flexibility for various projects
  • Pilots can adjust the flight plan and parameters to customize mapping parameters such as image overlap, camera angle or flight altitude according to required needs.
  • Once flight has commenced, Pix4Dcapture offers two views:
    • Map View: provides live telemetry including flight altitude and speed
    • Camera View: provides the live feed from the camera
  • View images directly on the Pix4D app while onsite
  • For more information on Pix4D, visit

Pix4D takes its UAV mapping software expertise to also offer a beta program for their Pix4Dfields interface for the agriculture industry.  Pix4Dfields offers fast and accurate maps while in the field, as a simple yet powerful interface fully dedicated to agriculture. This product addresses all your drone-based agriculture workflows.

“Our solution fits the needs of the agriculture industry and we believe Pix4Dfields will become a staple tool, just like a meter is for a construction site worker”, Christoph Strecha, Pix4D CEO said.

Pix4Dfields agriculture index – explore different vegetation indices

Agriculture is one of—if not the biggest industry in the world.

The production of food is critical to the world’s populations. To feed everyone, the combination of sensors, drones, machine learning, advanced analytics and mathematical algorithms all come together to provide efficiency and accuracy for the agricultural industry.

Pix4Dfields, aerial crop analysis was created to cater to all primary agricultural practices.

The company opened a new office in July 2017 Berlin to address the agricultural industry. The resulting technology was new fast processing that provides accurate and instant results with an easy-to-use interface and tools designed for agricultural workflows.

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