We’re already a whole month into the new year, and 2022 has started off with a bang. We’re working on some big features that we can’t wait to show you! And we’re looking forward to putting Parrot ANAFI Ai drones in our customers’ hands in the near future so we can see how they put these new aircraft to work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. (It’s not too late to preorder yours today!)

While we’re hard at work on those innovations, here are a few of the new features we dropped in January 2022.

Project Areas in Skyward Mapping & Modeling

Skyward Mapping & Modeling enables customers to turn their drones’ photos into 2D maps and 3D models right from Skyward. We’ve been making improvements to this part of the platform every month, and January was no exception.

Last month, we enabled users to add a Project Area to specify an area of interest for a map or model. Project managers can draw a Project area, then save it to their Shape Library to be used again later. The Shape Library can be used for another Project, or as the Area of Operation when planning a flight mission.

Adding a project area in Skyward Mapping & Modeling

And speaking of Mapping & Modeling improvements, here are two more quick ones:

  1. Users can now easily delete old or unwanted items from their Projects list.
  2. Users can add text notes to a Project to document any desired details.

Our goal is that you can plan, fly, and analyze every detail of your drone mission seamlessly within Skyward. These workflow improvements are one more step toward making the Skyward end-to-end experience as smooth as possible.

Support for additional DJI flight logs in Skyward

Back in December, Skyward added support for a broader range of DJI drone flight logs. (Check out that article for more details.) Now, we’ve added support for some of DJI’s newest airframes. Skyward now supports flight logs from:

  • DJI Mavic 3
  • DJI Mavic Air 2
  • DJI Mavic Air 2S
  • Many more!

Even better, pilots using the DJI Fly app can set up Skyward Sync so all their flight logs automatically upload to Skyward from DJI. This saves pilots time and effort, and it helps managers ensure they have a record of all flight operations in the field.

Bug fixes for Skyward InFlight on Android

We’re always squashing bugs as they come up. Some of our customers who use Skyward InFlight on Android devices were experiencing a loss of operation information after backgrounding the app for a while. Now, our Android users should have a much smoother Skyward experience with no more disappearing information!

Be sure to download the latest update to make sure you get all the upgrades.

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