New Mavic 2 Pro Firmware Update Fixes Incorrect Geotag and Processing Issues
How to update the Mavic 2 Pro firmware
How to manually change image geolocation for the Mavic 2 Pro in QGIS & Pix4D
If you have a Mavic 2 Pro, you should update your firmware now!
DJI just released a firmware update for the Mavic 2 Pro on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. You should update your firmware as soon as possible because this will fix the geolocation issue that has been doubling data processing times.
The Mavic 2 Pro has the all-new 20 MP 1” CMOS Hasselblad Camera and the latest 3-axis gimbal technology. That makes this aircraft very capable of collecting high-quality images for photogrammetric processing. The Mavic 2 Pro provides high-quality deliverables in an extremely portable and compact form factor. Aerotas is a fan of this airframe and sensor!
But, the Mavic 2 Pro has been causing headaches during data processing because of a geotag issue. The geotags for a portion of the photos are offset by a half-dozen city blocks or so. That is a real hassle for even the most experienced Pix4D user.
The Aerotas Data Team published a step-by-step guide that instructs you how to manually change image geolocations for the Mavic 2 Pro in QGIS and Pix4D (you can download the guide below). Many of the surveyors we work with fly the Mavic 2 Pro, and we have been ahead of this making sure to correct the geolocations for the customer during photogrammetry so that they get good data despite the issues.
Our team has also been working closely with DJI to push a fix to all users, benefiting the entire community of Mavic 2 Pro users.
1. How to update the Mavic 2 Pro firmware with DJI GO 4
Because there is a firmware update available the status bar in the upper left of the screen will appear red.
Tap this bar and follow the on-screen instructions.
The firmware update can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to download and update fully.
As the update progresses, the drone will turn on and off a couple of times.
Restart the aircraft and remote controller after the update is complete.
Please check your settings; the update may reset to default settings.
New Mavic 2 Pro firmware update released by DJI
Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.04.00
DJI GO 4 App iOS: v4.3.16
DJI GO 4 App Android: v4.3.16
2. How to manually change image geolocation for Mavic 2 Pro in QGIS and Pix4D
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