I planned to buy my first drone to ease my work. Recently, I found the DJI Mini 2, which I can afford to buy. I've already done some research about drone mapping. Based on my findings on the internet, I could use this technique since it does not require me to install some APK on an android phone. The link is below:

DJI mini mapping tutorial

So, I want to use this technique for my first drone. My question is, can I do this with DJI Mini 2?


  • 1
    $\begingroup$ This should work, as it looks like that software uses GPS EXIF data to organise the images and DJI aircraft include this data; but it is difficult to be 100% sure without sample images and testing. (I've previously generated orthophotos using Open Drone Map with DJI drones, which works on the above technique, and the results are quite good for consumer grade equipment!) $\endgroup$
    – Kralc
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 9:02

1 Answer 1


There are two parts to mapping with a Mini 2.

  1. Autopilot App - No autopilot apps will work with the Mini 2 until DJI releases the SDK. Expect Dronelink to provide support for the Mini 2 quickly after DJI introduces the SDK.
  2. You'll need a photogrammetry processing software.

Here's two posts I've written examining what maps and accuracy you can expect with the original Mini. The mini 2 should be similar.

Full Disclosure I'm the founder of Civil Tracker.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.