Drone following google maps

Is it possible to make the drone follow a path in google maps ? If yes, how should I proceed…

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I’ve changed the category to “Copter-3.6” because as a “Blog” it appears on the front page of ardupilot.org.

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following great if we can


Yes this is supported : please see http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-mission-planning.html

I dont want to plan a mission. I want the data from the google maps to be transfered to the drone and whatever path the google map shows, the drone should be able to follow it. Is this possible ?

Not directly, you need to make a conversion tool to extract data from google maps and convert them to a mission

can you tell me how should I begin to make the conversion tool…

you need to look at google map api how to get data, extract the lat/long coordinates of the path and then put them in a mission file.

You can replicate the path on Google Earth and then convert it to a .KML or .KMZ and then upload it as a mission in a flight planner software and it will follow that path. That’s the only way I know to do it.