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Live Map

Unlock real-time drone mapping with your iOS device

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Brasfield and Gorrie

Mc Carthy

Bruin EP Partners


Corteva Agriscience

No SD cards. No uploads. No waiting.

Real-time insights power real-time decisions in the field.

Get the data you need immediately—no laptop or internet required.


Instant Insights

Capture data in real-time as the drone flies with Live Map.

In-Field Analysis and Reporting

Make smarter decisions on site with fast data and reporting.

Easy-To-Use Software

Schedule flights to collect drone intelligence in a few simple steps.

Thermal Live Map: See the Unseeable

Visualize temperature range variability in real time.

Live Map Powers Instant Insights, Sharing & Analysis

  • Get an aerial view of your job site, field, or project faster than ever before
  • Turn hundreds of acres into consumable maps without going back to the office
  • Share maps with clients, collaborators, and analysts in minutes—no uploads necessary
  • Create high-resolution maps for further analysis on any device from the same flight
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By producing a real-time map of a large construction or solar project, I can stay on top of site progress by counting solar arrays or monitoring progress and site conditions across the project from my mobile device. Live Map helps me end each day with confidence knowing where a project stands and what our subcontractors have completed so that we can provide the best product for our clients.

Ryan Moret picture Ryan Moret, Field Solutions Manager, McCarthy Building Companies

Smarter Crop Management with Real-time Drone Data

How to Use DroneDeploy’s Live Map for Faster Crop Scouting and In-Field Analysis

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Live Map Drives Smarter In-Field Decisions

  • Examine crops, analyze plant health, and immediately ground truth your findings
  • Eliminate the need to walk your field or upload images from home
  • Spot crop variability, stress, and storm damage for immediate investigation
  • Pin notes to your Live Map as you explore crops and gather samples
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Hours or days of waiting for crop imagery are over. We can capture real-time data in seconds without an internet connection, and begin making smarter crop management decisions before the drone hits the ground.

Justin Metz picture Justin Metz, Technology Integration Specialist, Bowles Farms

Live Map Monitors Your Job Site in Real-Time

  • Create instant job site maps for better reporting, planning, and safety
  • Share Live Maps immediately and review site progress with drawing overlays
  • Monitor site progress including earthwork, equipment, roads, and structures
  • Document subcontractor progress for tracking and dispute resolution
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Live Map is a timely addition to DroneDeploy’s growing suite of trusted solutions. As more enterprises adopt drone technology across their operations, there will be an even greater demand for scalable mapping solutions that enable smarter business decision making in the field without compromising speed, quality, and a seamless experience.

Jan Gasparic picture Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Partnerships, DJI

Smarter Crop Management with Real-time Drone Data

How to Use DroneDeploy’s Live Map for Faster Crop Scouting and In-Field Analysis

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Live Map Provides Aerial Awareness When it Matters Most

  • Coordinate disaster relief, cleanup, and damage assessment
  • Assist police, fire, and rescue efforts for locating missing persons or incidence response
  • Document conservation efforts and monitor damage, cleanup, or invasive species
  • Impact any situation that requires immediate, low-cost aerial insights
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See The Unseeable with Thermal Live Map

  • Identify areas of interest and take immediate action as your drone flies
  • Visualize temperature range variability and generate thermal maps over large areas
  • Share thermal maps with your team. No internet required
  • Requires a 640x512 DJI XT or XTR flown with M200 or M210 and iPhone 7 and above
  • Contact us to try Thermal Live Map (see hardware requirements)
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Live Map?

When creating a flight plan on your iOS device, turn on the Live Map toggle to enable it. Then as your drone takes flight you will see your Live Map stitch on screen in real-time.

Is Live Map compatible with my drone and mobile device?

Live Map is compatible with DJI Phantom 4 drones and newer. It is only available for iOS devices manufactured in early 2016 or later (iPhone 6s or iPad Air 2 or newer). The newer the device, the better your experience will be.

Any suggestions for getting the best results?

The default flight settings will work well for Live Map. We also recommend avoiding areas that vary more than 75ft (25m) in elevation. Areas with small hills and buildings shouldn’t be a problem, but buildings or terrain taller than 5 stories (50ft or 15m) may cause stitching problems in the Live Map. View a complete set of Live Map Tips & Tricks to ensure high-quality.

Do I need to be a paid customer to try Live Map?

No, Live Map is available with your 14-day DroneDeploy Trial. After that, paid subscription customers have access to Live Map.

What analysis tools can be used with Live Map?

Plant health data from Live Maps can be viewed offline. Once the Live Map has synced with the cloud, you can make measurements and add annotations.

Will I need to re-fly my mission to process a full-resolution map, or capture a 3D Model?

No, Live Map will not interrupt your existing workflow. Plan flights as you normally would. Toggle on Live Map to generate a map in real-time. DroneDeploy will capture the images you need to create a full-resolution map and 3D model in parallel. You can upload these images for processing after the flight.

When is this coming to Android?

Live Map is a one-of-a-kind technology that is under continuous development. Currently, iOS devices provide the best experience with Live Map. The computing limits of mobile processors and wide range of Android devices on the market make it difficult to optimize Live Map for Android at this time. Engineering Live Map to deliver the highest quality maps—while also being efficient enough to run in real-time—is a ongoing challenge our team is working to solve. Starting with iOS has allowed us to deliver this solution to customers much faster. We’ll continue to evaluate making Live Map available to our Android customers, but no specific date has been set at this time.