Maps Made Easy Drones Made Easy

Update History

Tudor -

3.0.0 - November 6, 2018

  • Added iPhone Xs/XsMax/XR screen support.
  • Optimized Buttons and Layout for iPad in High Visibility mode.
  • Added Infinity Focus button.
  • Moved RAW/JPG format switch to settings.
  • Added LAANC Authorization Availability Indicator.
  • Added battery firmware version to column in the log file.
  • Removed the grey backgrounds from video feed.
  • Increased accuracy of AppWarning and AppTip logging.
  • Added Vision System changes to log file. 
  • Updated In App Purchase handling.
  • Revisited loading external files (.mme and .kml) 
  • Adjusted coloration in side panel text. 
  • Fixed iPhone X orientation issue.

2.9.2 - September 22, 2018

  • Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom support
  • Updated Mavic Pro/Air RC Sport mode warnings
  • Removed offline zone control due to DJI SDK change
  • DJISDK 4.7.1

2.9.1 - September 11, 2018

  • Fixed SkyWatch OptOut issue
  • Added Double Tap guidance to Mission Saving error message
  • Inspire 2 with X5/X5s/X4s use gimbal mode Yaw Follow rather than FPV
  • Added plus/minus buttons on offset, max speed, and flight duration sliders
  • Changed Ground Offset increments to integers
  • Added “Low Signal Warning” when low RC% warning beep sounds

2.9.0 - September 4, 2018

  • SkyWatch Insurance Integration
  • Double Tap Camera Preview area to force autofocus (Full screen and when stopped only)
  • Settings No Longer Shown in iOS Settings
  • Changed “Log File Manager” to “File Manager”
  • Updated File Manager
  • Hide flights.plist from File Manager table
  • File Manager chronologically sorted
  • Added Sections for KML and flight logs
  • Ensure Active Connect stays disabled when unlocking a saved mission
  • Changes LB_RSSI values to positive if negative (M600) for AirData compatibility
  • Manual Restart fix
  • Saved Mission deletion confirmation
  • Saved Mission name to log file
  • KML Polyline shows its color, not grey
  • Loading KML while creating new mission allows user to exit

2.8.5 - August 15, 2018

  • Fixed RC% Reporting in Log File (M600)
  • Manual Restart Fix
  • Saved Mission Deletion Confirmation
  • Save Mission Name to Log File
  • KML Polyline Shows its Color, Not Grey
  • Loading KML While Creating New Mission Allows User to Exit

2.8.4 - July 17, 2018

  • Fixed map rotation/zoom issue
  • Fixed Image Estimate
  • Fixed Gimbal being in Free Mode on X4S and X5S cameras
  • Added Location Search Geocoding
  • Added RTK data to log file
  • Addressed Login Issue with Zone Control
  • Added Check for “Only RemoteController”
  • Removed all references to “Token” and changed it to “Access Password”
  • Updated to DJI SDK 4.6.1

2.8.3 - July 2, 2018

  • Added P4P v2 support
  • Fixed video freezing issue
  • Added Terrain Awareness lower limit warning at -200m
  • Fixed offline NFZ database
  • Fixed rotation heading label updates
  • Fixed Multi Battery Mission interval image alert
  • Updated to DJI SDK 4.6

2.8.2 - June 15, 2018

  • Added Mavic Air support
  • Added aR7 II and aR7 III support for Ninja OBC triggered systems
  • Added Camera and Map swap for full screen operation
  • Added more ArcGIS URL formats
  • GPS Drift Error Check between upload and takeoff
  • Fixed Linear Mission stalling
  • RTK info to Geotags
  • RTK position information to log when available

2.8.1 - April 25, 2018

  • Added ArcGIS as a 3rd Party Data Source
  • Added independent ISO control to Camera panel
  • Removed flight speed adjustments for Cameraless flights
  • Added battery log reads for m200 series (5 & 6 cell batteries)
  • Added Extended Overlap purchase into Cameraless Takeoff IAP
  • Active Connection logging fix
  • Fixed segment bisection issue
  • Fixed the Connectionless interval imaging on older cameras

2.8.0 - March 19, 2018

  • Custom Terrain Loading from Maps Made Easy - Bring Your Own Terrain (third party terrain sources coming soon)
  • Mission Sending Between Devices
  • Accelerated Terrain Profile Computation
  • 3D Capture Mode with Grid Flight
  • Gimbal Angle Setting (0 to 30 degrees)
  • Log File Battery Cell Fix

2.7.4 - March 1, 2018

  • Fixed AirData battery missing cell
  • Fixed Ninja OBC Focus Sync for A7r, UMC and A6000 cameras

2.7.3 - January 31, 2018

  • Fixed Cached Basemap Flashing
  • Fixed Battery Limited Flight Restart
  • Fixed Manual Restart Point Issue
  • Fixed Flight Mode Switch Dropping AP Inappropriately
  • Fixed Simulation Exit

2.7.2 - January 11, 2018

  • Added Manual Abandonment Point Selection
  • Added Camera-less Take Off (In App Purchase)
  • Added Movable Home Point (In App Purchase)
  • Updated Logic for Range Label and Heading Indicators
  • Updated Logic for Pre-Flight Check (PAF/PSA)
  • Updated Saved Mission Addition (Instant Update in Table)
  • Fixed Flight Variable Recall Without Re-drawing Layout (Pass Rotation Issue)
  • Fixed Simulator State
  • Singular Linear Pass Enabled
  • Fixed Area Calculation Update on Boundary Marker Removal
  • Updated DJISDK to 4.4

2.7.1 - December 2, 2017

  • Fixed gimbal rotation to nadir on M210 and Inspire 2
  • Fixes to IAP restoration.
  • Fixed image location marker drawing for cached missions.
  • Set aspect ratio set for 3:2 for photo capture for X4S.
  • Added HDMI video for Gremsy A6000 Bundle
  • Added iPhone X support
  • Image Point Cleanup Fixes

2.7.0 - November 6, 2017

  • Online and offline No Fly Zone display.
  • No Fly Zone access without being connected to aircraft for flight planning.
  • Added long segment bisection for extended flight.
  • Added automatic image point cleanup to improve performance on older devices.
  • Added Matrice 210 support.
  • Slowed down aircraft coming into a restart point.
  • Optimizations for Sony A6000.

2.6.4 - September 18, 2017

  • Fixed Multi battery breakup for missions over 30km.
  • Fixed aircraft speed issue.
  • Fixed Connectionless as default issue for existing saved missions.
  • Added more specific error reporting for waypoint upload.

2.6.3 - September 12, 2017

  • Fixed offline terrain awareness issue.
  • Removed speed ramp up (overfly) on connectionless mode.
  • New IAP: Extended Overlap settings down to 5%.
  • Added preview of a7r/A6000 layouts but can’t save or takeoff without hardware present.
  • Fixed A6000 operation with Ninja OBC.
  • Fixed Phantom 4 Advanced aspect ratio issue, set to use 3:2 full frame.
  • Compatible with Ninja OBC firmware 1.3 and 1.4

2.6.2 - August 30, 2017

  • Added auto upload to AirData at landing and app startup.
  • Fixed camera roll issue. Gimbal explicitly set to FPV mode.
  • Added A6000 to supported cameras.
  • Fixed overlap calculations for large format cameras.
  • Fixed aperture ambiguity by setting it to full open by default.
  • Fixed logic loop that stranded partial missions due to accidental Terrain Awareness selection.

2.6.1 - August 18, 2017

  • Fixed mission Pause and Continue functionality.
  • Fixed multi-battery reconnection issue.

2.6.0 - August 12, 2017

  • Got rid of DJI Go being required to authenticate after every power up.
  • Updated to DJI SDK 4.2.2.
  • Added Matrice 200 support.
  • Added Phantom 4 Advanced support.
  • Fixed signal strength indicator.
  • Fixed battery indicator.
  • Fixed altitude slider left minus is disabled on linear mission.
  • Removed HD% readout.
  • Fixed auto focus pause with Terrain Awareness on.

2.5.3 - June 21, 2017

  • Fixed error reporting in log file
  • Added a delay at the top of the climb and pause for still autofocus
  • Added gimbal angle indicator
  • Fixed boundary definition for complex marker ordering on recalled missions
  • Removed image dot cleanup from photo error

2.5.2 - June 16, 2017

  • Image Point Cleanup on the way back automatically
  • Only throw “Photo Error” message when applicable
  • Add “wait for satellites to come back up” to battery restart

2.5.1 - June 9, 2017

  • Big CPU optimizations for older iOS devices
  • Added long press gesture to camera preview to clean up the video feed
  • DJI SDK memory leak fix
  • Fixed mission reload altitude setting
  • Fixed M600 Pro video preview not coming up
  • Increased tile cache size
  • Canceled Flight timer when dropping an AP
  • Stopped Camera Busy from blocking image attempt

2.5.0 - June 6, 2017

  • Not publicly released. Beta only.

2.4.8 - May 22, 2017

  • CPU optimization for older iOS devices
  • Adjusted Agronaut imaging start point
  • iPad Layout Fixes
  • Linear Flight Planning corner drawing fix

2.4.7 - May 8, 2017

  • Addressed Inspire 2 X5S startup GSD issue
  • Added support for M600 Pro
  • Added a7R Manual Trigger from Camera Preview long press
  • Accounted for higher resolution cameras in point calculation
  • Moved start signal for Parrot Sequoia Imaging to account for long start lag

2.4.6 - March 29, 2017

  • Fixed X3 video feed issue
  • Increased maximum Linear Flight Planning passes to 15

2.4.5 - March 29, 2017

  • Fixed Signal Strength issue
  • Verified Focus Settings for variable focus cameras
  • Moved "Camera busy" warning layout text area instead of popup
  • Added 3.5 and a 4 second setting for SD card write speed
  • Added focus success or failure indicator
  • Fixed difference in Connected/Not Connected GSD for P4P
  • Added single press long hold to take picture
  • Separated out two finger tap for focus
  • Changed Healthy Drones references to AirData

2.4.4 - March 3, 2017

  • Fixed Linear/Grid switching.
  • Fixed Linear Flight Planning In App Purchase.
  • Fixed Mavic focus not getting set properly.
  • Added log file events for focus.

2.4.3 - February 24, 2017

  • Added Inspire 2 Support - X4S
  • Added Inspire 2 Support - X5S
  • Added slow SD card message.
  • Updated Video Previewer to address increased CPU usage.
  • Addressed International In-App Purchase issue.
  • Added Infinity focus on I1/I2 above 30 meters, above 60 meters for Mavic/P4/P4P
  • Fixed autofocus not occurring at point directly over head after first of multiple flights.
  • Updated Video Preview to work with new cameras/encoders.
  • Fixed X5 connectionless mapping mode on Inspire 1.
  • Flight speed honors user entered max speed on way to and from flight path.
  • Clarified Tap to Open text in File Manager.
  • Got rid of Linear Flight Planning popup on recovered missions.
  • Cleaned up mission display on recovery.
  • Fixed light-based slow down taking images too quickly on Connectionless mode.
  • Fixed Flight plan line going away while flying and switching the units.

2.4.2 - January 9, 2017

  • Reverted to timed Connectionless mode on aircraft that don't support distance triggering.
  • Linear Mission recovery and recall has Upload button enabled by default.
  • Back Button verification on all presses.
  • Fixed Back Button “No” behavior.

2.4.1 - January 6, 2017

  • Fixed Linear Flight Planning "twisting" issue

2.4.0 - January 2, 2017

  • Linear Mission planning for surveying roads, rivers, utility lines and pipelines.
  • Mapbox caching and loading converted to new Mapbox Studio system
  • Crop cache area to boundary area before saving tiles
  • Removed auto zoom out on cached maps
  • Remove limit of 10 map caches

2.3.0 - December 20, 2016

  • Added Phantom 4 Pro support
  • Updated Connectionless mode - uses distance triggering instead of intervalometer
  • Auto Focus Mavic and P4P at point over takeoff point
  • Force focus by two finger tapping video preview
  • Darkened blue Flight Preview line
  • Remove X5R support from camera selection list
  • Default X5 framing rate up to 2 seconds - honors the setting value
  • Hide blue Flight Preview line before takeoff
  • Update to DJI SDK to 3.5
  • Added image filename to log file
  • Added next waypoint coordinate to log file
  • iPad layout for options menu and status bar

2.2.0 - November 14, 2016

  • Connectionless Camera Triggering
  • Mavic Pro Support
  • Sony A7 as a supported camera on M600
  • X3 and X5 camera FPV works on M600
  • Fixed iOS 10 KML sharing issue
  • Fixed startup connection issues
  • Added Overlap and Camera to Log File
  • Removed X5 takeoff restriction

2.1.6 - September 7, 2016

  • Lowered price of Terrain Awareness to $9.99
  • Enabled Ground Offset to Terrain Aware flight
  • Changed FREE processing threshold to 250 points
  • Added error messages for important settings
  • Fixed Camera Control issue in Options Menu
  • Added multiple attempts to get battery serial number for log file

2.1.5 - September 1, 2016

  • Fixed "Show Image Footprint" crashing issue
  • Draws light blue guide line all the time
  • Fixed Multi Battery flight inconsistencies
  • Added M600 support for SLANTRANGE users
  • Increased Home Point check radius to 20 meters
  • Fixed Log File issue
  • Clarified Home Point warning cause message
  • Added FAA warnings for Terrain Aware RTH
  • Added ReturnToHome height management and warnings for Terrain Aware

2.1.4 - August 17, 2016

  • Adjusted terrain filtering for NASA data.
  • Fixed crashing on aircraft connect when Image Footprint display is enabled and Terrain Awareness is not purchased.
  • Addressed high latitude elevation tile padding issue.
  • Added more data validation checks for Terrain Awareness loading.
  • Adjusted various warning message texts.
  • Fixed extra comma in first line of log file.
  • Added extra resolution check for Sequoia/Agronaut image calculations.

2.1.3 - August 10, 2016

  • Fixed takeoff issue in the absence of terrain data.

2.1.2 - August 8, 2016

  • Added Image Footprint display. 
  • Fixed Waypoint and mission resume issue.
  • Changed Emergency reset. Must return to Home Point but don't have to land.
  • Fixed KML display of some features.
  • Fixed FAA warning Home Point setting.
  • Removed flight below takeoff point restriction in Terrain Awareness.
  • Fixed Home Point message in log file.
  • Fixed SLANTRANGE overlap issue.

2.1.1 - July 25, 2016

  • Fixed Waypoint issues on multi battery flights 3 and up.
  • Added Manual Focus mode setting for X5 camera.
  • Added download progress message for terrain tile downloads.
  • Flight Preview (blue) line is shown when Show Nearby Cached Missions is enabled.
  • Added app tips back into the log files.
  • Home Point location gets written to log files.

2.1.0 - July 21, 2016

  • Terrain Awareness!
  • Improved KML handling, input and output
  • Open log files on-device with Google Earth app
  • Improved file management
  • Fixed slow speed on restarted mission
  • Camera registration no longer needed for SLANTRANGE camera

2.0.1 - July 2, 2016

  • Image Format, Overlap, Max Speed and Max Flight Duration are all persistent across app launches
  • Fixed layout issues when connected but no home point is set
  • Fixed Signal Strength indictor issue
  • Added Terrain Data Access Token Setting

2.0.0 - June 27, 2016

  • Camera settings have been moved from Settings Menu to new menu above top status bar.
  • Import KML via Email or AirDrop
  • Export KML, log files, and Flights file via Email or AirDrop
  • Flight Log review
  • Separate Along-track and Across-track (overlap and sidelap) adjustments
  • Built-in Simulator for testing
  • HealthyDrones upload from Log File Manager
  • RAW imaging available via In App Purchase
  • Added ability to areas higher and lower than the takeoff point by adding a target ground offset slider
  • Support for Parrot Sequoia and SLANTRANGE cameras
  • Added placeholders for Terrain Awareness and Connectionless mapping controls (future release)
  • Fixed super small button push areas (Sorry, text is still small for now)
  • Fixed Inspire Pro image spacing
  • General fixes and error handling improvements

1.5.1 - April 21, 2016

  • Updated DJI SDK to 3.1.1
  • Memory leak fix
  • Text fix

1.5.0 - March 22, 2016

  • Added Phantom 4 Support
  • Added HealthyDrones compatible log files
  • Fixed Waypoint limit error
  • Fixed Battery Timer so the aircraft lands at expiration time instead of heading home at it
  • Cleaned up early image error on mission resume
  • Fixed Mission Resume after dead battery issue


1.4.1 - March 3, 2016

  • Fixed large mission slow down issue on older devices
  • Light-based speed limitation speed persists for all batteries of a mission
  • Added setting to inhibit light-based speed reduction
  • Added setting to inhibit nearby cached mission display
  • Fixed battery estimates issue
  • Fixed multiple persist files being created
  • Fixed false takeoff error
  • Fixed Mapbox credential whitespace issue
  • Mapbox caching limit increased to 10
  • Light-based speed message not shown if speed isn’t reduced
  • Fixed Mapbox error on previously cached maps
  • Added iPad Pro icon


1.4.0 - February 15, 2016

  • Phantom 3 Standard support
  • Inspire 1 Pro support
  • X5 support with 12, 14, 15, 17, 25, 42, 45mm lenses
  • Current camera settings display
  • Motion Blur display
  • Speed adjustment for lighting conditions
  • Update to DJI SDK 3.0.1
  • Faster travel to and from mapping flight path
  • Fully restructured for new connection methods
  • Mapbox interface fixes
  • Updated video in guide
  • Hardware decoding on all devices
  • Inspire 1 Pro specific offline layout setting
  • Adjusted triggering for different speed class SD cards (U1 and Class 10)
  • Missions persist through app restarts and disconnections to allow for charging
  • Cached missions shown in new mission creation to use as guidelines for complex shapes


1.3.2 - January 20, 2016

  • Added Shutter Priority and Manual Shutter settings
  • Added Shutter Speed settings
  • Added MapBox Map ID and Token settings
  • External basemap definition via MapBox
  • Use Maps Made Easy created maps as Map Pilot basemap via MapBox
  • KML, GPX and GeoJSON upload via MapBox
  • Point, Polyline and Polygon annotations via MapBox
  • Fixed recalled flight plans being covered by cached map tiles
  • Flight Plan can be uploaded and started after manually flying to start
  • Added Takeoff Point marker
  • Allowed editing of cached missions
  • Allowed saving of edited cached missions
  • Regrouped settings
  • Added Flight Plan length and width popup
  • Added battery temp and voltage to log files
  • Fixed cached mission elevation slider range for missions less than 40m or greater than 120m
  • Fixed Inspire 1 gimbal yaw issue
  • Fixed EV and White Balance default values


1.3.1 - January 5, 2016

  • Updated DJI SDK
  • Enabled Auto Takeoff
  • Added SD card read failure retry and skip
  • Added primary heading indicator during layout
  • Added coordinate location indicator during layout
  • Added three finger hold gesture to key in boundary marker location
  • Fixed camera white balance, sharpness and saturation settings to reflect settings panel
  • Increased maximum flight distance to 30 km
  • Increased maximum flight height to 300 meters on public firmware
  • Enabled mission saving without requiring basemap caching data connection
  • Extended minimum speed down to 2 m/s for low elevation mapping
  • Save mission title is renamed instead of entered fresh
  • Extended battery limited missions to take dual battery Matrice 100 in to account
  • Default Flight is 17 Minutes
  • Added signal strengths to log files
  • Added low altitude mapping speed limit warning
  • Added better basemap caching download error messages
  • Minimum Distance between boundary markers reduces to 25 m


1.2.2 - October 29, 2015

  • Fixed iPad status bar covering the Back Button.
  • Added iOS 8 support.
  • Added Log Files that are accessible through iTunes.
  • Added Background operation.
  • Fixed "Waypoint too far" message when no flight path rotation is applied.
  • Added abandonment point drawing in cases that DJI SDK doesn't throw consistent codes for GoHome.
  • Swapped Boundary Markers to display as non-draggable after successful takeoff.
  • Added Emergency Takeover instructions to the top of the User Guide.
  • Fixed White Balance and Saturation Setting Issues.
  • Set Contrast to 0 instead of 1 based on user feedback. 
  • Added stored overlap to mission recall warning message.
  • Fixed Matrice M100 takeoff issue.


1.2.1 - October 15, 2015

  • iOS 9 Emergency Fix


1.2.0 - October 15, 2015

  • Initial Release


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    Veha La

    "Increased maximum flight height to 300 meters on public firmware"? I still can't get it higher than 120m in v1.5.0. I need help urgently. Thanks

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    Veha La

    Thank you so much, Tudor. I did not notice that. I could now manage the flight height. It is very useful in my country. It saves us time not to have to fly at lower attitude and process big data in case we just want 10cm GSD.

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    "third party terrain sources coming soon"
    "Added ArcGIS as a 3rd Party Data Source"
    Is the new feature for adding custom terrain or only imagery?
    Can you make a tutorial how to use this feature?

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    The ArcGIS features is not related to the terrain sources. We added the capability to import ArcGIS tile layers just like we do for Mapbox style features.

    Here is a sample of an ArcGIS MapServer URL that can be used:

    You just put the ArcGIS URL in the settings panel and the features will show up in Map Pilot.

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