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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. 1.
    Point Annotations - To mark observational notes at a particular location on the map.
  2. 2.
    Line Annotations - To mark observational notes along a path on the map.
  3. 3.
    Shape Annotation - To mark observational notes for a geographic area on the map.
Annotations on FlytBase

How To Use Annotations During Your Flight?

  • Click on the Annotations
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    icon located on the bottom left corner of the map view, according to whether you want to annotate a point, line, or area.
    Annotations

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.
Adding Annotations
  • 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':

Adding a Line Annotation

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

  • Navigate to Annotations
    section inside the Navigation drawer, to see all the annotations marked on the map.
Annotations Section
Annotations Section
  • 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.