Phoenix LiDAR Systems has created the Phoenix Flight Planner to facilitate the process of flight planning. The Phoenix Flight Planner allows you to calculate your flight plan, review estimated LiDAR data quality, and upload a terrain-following KMZ directly to your UAV. Includes support for LiDAR and photogrammetry, featuring fixed altitude and terrain following modes.


  • Calculating your flight plan based on your area of interest (AOI).

  • Estimating your LiDAR swath and point density based on terrain, speed, and more.

  • Anticipating MTA zones that may affect data quality, especially in uneven terrain.

  • Creating/uploading a terrain-following KMZ directly to your UAV.


The amount of data Flight Planner processes can be a challenge for some browsers. We recommend using Chrome or Safari, with few or no other tabs open. If equipped, set your browser to use your NVIDIA graphics card.

If you are experiencing issues when using Flight Planner, try emptying your web cache, then restart your browser and reopen Flight Planner.

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