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Create topographic maps more efficiently than ever before

The Aerotas Mapping System


Produce survey maps and full line-work in 60% less crew time

Minimize spending on aerial photogrammetrist contractors

Get high-resolution, current orthophotos to put behind line-work

Start a drone program without the guesswork: own and operate a drone in your survey business profitably and professionally.


Own and operate a drone for your survey business


Our System incorporates the most reliable technology, and our training ensures your surveyor team operates as safely and efficiently as possible. We secure your business with liability and asset insurance, and even cover the first year’s premium. We ensure your mapping drone is FAA compliant and help your team get FAA certified.



The Aerotas Mapping System includes everything you need to survey by drone, ensuring profitability by minimizing your investment and learning curve -- and we support every component of the System. The System is designed for scalability, meaning upgrading capabilities is as efficient as possible.



Produce survey-grade topographic maps directly from a 3D model of a site. Efficiently create a digital surface with break-lines, and draw planimetrics, improvements, and other features directly from aerial imagery.

The Aerotas Mapping System produces maps accurate up to 0.1 foot horizontally and 0.2 feet vertically for sites up to 40 acres. For projects with lower accuracy requirements, cover up to 300 acres at accuracy of 0.3 feet horizontally and 0.5 feet vertically. [Note: results depend on environmental factors.]


How it Works



Set 5 aerial targets and set the easy-to-use autopilot. Push a button and the drone takes off to collect the GPS-tagged photos. The full field operation often takes 1 person less than 2 hours.



Upload the ground control and drone data to Aerotas, and our technicians do the rest. Receive your full 3D model and aerial orthophoto in only 1-3 business days.



With intuitive software, take survey points and break-lines directly on the 3D model, and export as a drawing file directly to AutoCAD, Civil3D, or other survey programs. Draw planimetrics directly from the 3D model or orthophoto.


What it includes

With a one time up-front cost, you purchase:

  • Drone & Equipment: easy to operate quadrotor UAV and support hardware: case, batteries, controller, and tablet
  • Software: mission planning and autopilot
  • Training: full online training for two staff covering safe and profitable operations, and preparation for FAA certification
  • Operations Guides: checklists and guides focused on reliably and safely producing high-quality drone mapping data
  • Insurance: access to premiere drone insurance, including the cost of the first year's premium
  • FAA Compliance: UAV comes FAA pre-registered, and pilots are prepared to pass the FAA drone license test

The no-commitment monthly subscription covers ongoing:

  • Data processing: we save you the time of having to learn an entirely new data processing system; simply upload the photos from your drone along with your ground control point data, and we use photogrammetry to produce your 3D model and orthophoto -- unlimited jobs per month
  • Post-processing software: with software from our partner, create a CAD or ESRI-compatible surface and full line-work easily and efficiently directly from the 3D model
  • Full phone and email support: Aerotas provides your single point of support for your entire mapping UAV operation; in case of an issue with any part of the Package, simply call one phone number or email one address and have it resolved

What it costs

$8,700 ONE-TIME  +  $450/MONTH