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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by larrythesimpleton, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. larrythesimpleton

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    Can someone explain the process to me to download maps so I can have an offline satellite map of where im flying while not connected to cellular? I'm using an iphone if that matters.
     
  2. Jorgejim90

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    What i do is turn on my location services/gps on my phone. Then opem the app. Got in to camera mode (phantom off)
    And select the bottom left map. Zoom in untill it becomes clear and not blury. Do so with as much territory you think you will me flying in. Doesnt take mich time
     
  3. msinger

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    Also, make sure you have the "General Settings" --> "Cache Map in the Background" setting enabled in the DJI GO app. Here's what the caching process looks like on an Android device:

     
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  4. Ariel@Hivemapper

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    If you are flying with Android and want a simple way to add offline 3D maps we've (Hivemapper) recently added this capability.
    It works just like Google Maps offline maps, but it provides you with 3D map data for flying.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. msinger

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    Are you suggesting the OP use Hivemapper to cache maps for use in DJI GO? Why not just use DJI GO or Google Maps since it's already installed?
     
  6. Ariel@Hivemapper

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    A bit more context...

    Because when flying with Google Maps one is using 2D map data while flying in a 3D space. Instead when using Hivemapper offline 3D map data one gets true height above ground level and obstruction highlighting like you see here...