Annotations

A guide for marking observational notes made by remote operators to record important information or events during a flight.

Types of Annotations

There are 3 different types of annotations that you can have on the FlytBase dashboard:

  1. Point Annotations - To mark observational notes at a particular location on the map.

  2. Line Annotations - To mark observational notes along a path on the map.

  3. Shape Annotation - To mark observational notes for a geographic area on the map.

How To Use Annotations During Your Flight?

Adding a Point Annotation

  • To add point annotations, left-click on the desired location on the map.

  • A dialogue box will appear, allowing the operator to enter a description, edit latitude and longitude for the location, add altitude relative to the take-off point, assign a colour tag, and save them.

  • You also have the option to either send the drone to the annotated location or to orient the drone towards the specified area.

    • Face here - The drone yaws, and the gimbal pitches as per the defined altitude to face the annotated location on the map. Note: The drone must be hovering to respond to the 'Face here' command.

    • Go to - When you click on 'Go to location', the drone moves to the location and altitude defined for the point annotation. Refer to the following documentation to know more about 'Go to location':

Go to Location

Adding a Line Annotation

  • To add a line annotation, left-click on the desired locations on the map and press 'Enter'.

  • A dialogue box will appear, allowing the operator to type in notes, assign a color tag, and save them.

Adding a Shape Annotation

  • To add a Shape Annotation, left-click on the desired location on the map, drag its vertices or control points on the segments to adjust its shape and location, and then press 'Enter'.

  • A dialogue box will appear, allowing the operator to type in notes, assign a colour tag, and save them.

To review the operator's annotated messages

  • Edit, search, or filter between multiple annotations assigned by operators.

  • You can even send a drone to the annotated location or make the drone face the particular area in the case of a point annotation.

Annotations are the operator's sticky notes during flight and can serve as a valuable reference for future flights, helping to ensure safe and efficient flight operations.

Please refer to the following documentation to learn more about how to review the flight logs post-flight.

Reviewing Your Flight Logs

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