Need to go beyond the basics of drone mapping? Looking for centimetre precision with or without ground control points? We have some great, economical options for PPK GNSS … in fact, think they’re so good we bought them for our own mapping drones.

If you’re not familiar with PPK (Post-Processed Kinematic) it’s a GPS system that uses post-processing of data from a fixed base station to establish precise locations for data collected from a mobile rover station. The base station can be another PPK system (which we can also supply), a fixed RTK base on site, or a commercial Rinex stream like AusPOS.

The PPK rover can be attached to a pole for establishing precise ground coordinates, or attached to your UAV for capturing precise image coordinates in flight.

PPK is much better than RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) because: (1) it doesn’t rely on radio communication between the base and the rover, which can easily be subject to interference from wifi, powerlines or even the UAV’s own radio systems; and (2) it uses multi-constellation satellite data where RTK systems use only data from one satellite system.

We can retrofit the PPK rover module to your DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Inspire 2 Pro, DJI M200 or DJI M210 UAV. And we can provide instructions on how to install the PPK module in most fixed wing UAVs.

To find out more, give us a call or complete an enquiry form using the links below.

If you’re like me and want all the details, click on one of the images below to see more about the options available for serious drone mapping using PPK.

PHANTOM 4 PPKRetrofit a PPK GNSS rover module to your existing DJI Phantom 4 Pro.

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DJI INSPIRE 2 PPKRetrofit a PPK GNSS rover module to your existing DJI Inspire 2 Pro with X4S, X5S or X7S camera.

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PPK BASE AND ROVERWe can supply a complete PPK system for placing ground control points, consisting of a PPK Base and a PPK Rover, both ready to mount on tribrach adaptors or on 5/8″ survey mounts.

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FUTURA PPK FIXED WINGWe can supply the Futura fixed wing mapping drone with easy hand launch and easy steep angle, short distance landing, ready to fly, with or without the PPK module.

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DJI M210 PPKStay tuned as we’re releasing more integration kits for popular DJI industrial UAVs. We don’t yet have web pages for these products, but please send us an email at [email protected] or call us for details.

Contact us now using the links below to be among the first to explore this exciting new chapter in precision UAV mapping.