September 26, 2023

Online Flight Planner: Aerial Imaging, Mapping & Survey

camera data
or enter custom focal length: mm
or enter custom sensor dimension (mm):
sensor resolution (pixels)
flight parameters



Motion Blur: pixels
Trigger Interval: seconds
Ground Spatial Distance: cm/px

Image Distance Interval: meters
Flight Path Separation: meters
Swath (meters)
W 271.272   H 203.200    Diag. 40.68

Angle of View
W 33.05    H 25.06    Diag. 40.68
map options

map data

Online Flight Planner

Updated October 20, 2023
(Added Namibia Elevation Data & Phase One iXM-GS120 Camera)
See the Online Hints & Help for a list of what is new!

Welcome to our online flight planner.
It’s currently available at no charge.  It’s been online since 2019.
There are a couple bugs, if you try to break it you may succeed.
See our Hints & Help page for more information.
  • select your sensor and lens focal length
  • custom focal length, shutter speed selection and motion blur calculation 
  • adjust altitude and ground speed – calculations will automatically update 3 seconds after you stop typing
  • select forward and side overlap
  • results – trigger and distance interval, GSD – are calculated
  • Elevation data for all US States, including Hawaii and Alaska (Alaska below 60N)
  • Elevation data for a large radius around Buenos Aires, and New Zealand, Portugal, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Kenya, The Bahamas, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Ireland, United Kingdom, Select areas of India (Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai) and South Georgia-South Sandwich Islands, Belarus and limited areas of Western Russia, Greece, South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, large area around Perth Australia.  We’ll eventually support more areas
  • other data points also shown
  • read Hints & Help for information
  • Only .KML Boundary (closed polygons created with Google Earth) are supported at the moment.
    Import anything complicated and it will crash
  • Parcels up to 1,000 square miles are supported
  • Only .KML files are supported for upload. Download paths as either KML or GPX or LITCHI format files.
    Use a conversion tool like GPSBabel to convert it to another format
  • If you import an unclosed polygon, the app will inform you that it will be closed
  • If it hangs up or you get a memory warning, reload the page and try again
Aerial photogrammetrists, imaging, mapping and surveyors… Use our online flight planner to plan the flight paths and determine ground spatial distance (GSD) and camera trigger intervals (time and distance). Upload a .KML parcel boundary and see the flight paths calculated over the parcel. All settings are “live” – after entering or changing a setting you will see the results displayed on the map dynamically. See our Hints & Help page for more information.