Advanced Drone Mapping Software

Univeral Ground Control Station. Having the right drone mapping software is the first step in increasing productivity and safety. Come see what professional flight software can do for your operations.


Why Should You Be Using Professional Flight Automation

Faster ROI

Drone Mapping Software solutions are based on your unique needs and goals and pay for themselves quickly due to lower operating costs, reduced lead times, increased output and more.

be more competitive

Drone Mapping Software allows you to increase coverage areas while improving collection quality.  The flexibility of automation enables retooling to exceed your competition’s capabilities.

Maximize labor

Flying drones professionally is a skilled labor job. Drone Mapping Software allows you to utilize less skilled labor for operations and allow your more expensive labor to perform higher ROI tasks.

Lower operating costs

Automation streamlines processes and increase accuracy while removing delays do to walk time and repetitive equipment setup.

Improved worker safety

Automated drone operations remove workers from dangerous job site tasks. Planning tools provide a birds eye view of job site hazzards before arrival.

Increased output

Simply using drones six times your output.  With automation you have the ablity to increase to ten to twenty times your output.  

Easy integration

Automation works with most drone controller types so you only need to purchase one software package for your entire fleet of drones. 

Better Planning

3D planning environment and workflow integration tools allow field managers and survey leads increased situational awareness.  

Consistent Capture Quality

Flight Automation performs survey processes with less variability than human workers. This results in greater control and data quality.

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Save time and money

Universal Software – you can use this software across your entire fleet of drones.

Data Integration. The import and route creation from customer provided KML data will save 50% of your time.

Fly longer routes and automatically resume flights after battery change

Increase productivity

Flight Automation increases productivity by over 6 times of manned operations

Embedded sensory planning tools. Increase the data capture productivity on several data collection modalities.

 No Internet Required. Plan and fly missions without a connection. Even in desert areas

Higher flight safety

Reduce Accidents. Prevents the most drone accident  Collision into Terrain .

Terrain Follow. Our advanced terrain elevation system allows you to actively plan your flights for the terrain.

Have questions about the accuracy of the terrain?  Load a more precise elevation model and fly with confidence.

Risk Management

Regulatory Compliance. Safeguard against incursions into regulated airspace.

Plan for Visual Line of Sight Adjust flight range and No-Fly Zones to fly according to regulatory requirements.

Sensitive Public Areas? Add custom No-fly zones to geofence your drones from flights over sensitive facilities or events.

Drone Mapping Features

Automated drone mission planning, built-in Photogrammetry, and Geotagging tools, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and KML file import enables map customization, and battery change option for long routes make this an effective solution for large area surveying

Mission Planning | Offline Usage

Create Routes from KML

KML files with boundaries of the survey area can be imported into the mission planner to set precise survey locations. “Line String” segments of the KML file will be imported as a simple Waypoint route. “Linear Ring” segment can be imported as an “Area scan”, “Photogrammetry” or “Perimeter” route type. 

Plan with Terrain Follow

Drone mapping planning in Terrain-following mode – enabling a very-low- flying vehicle to automatically maintain a relatively constant altitude above ground level. The accuracy of the default SRTM database varies, therefore to enable precise and safe flight altitude precise DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data has to be imported of the survey area. 

Import DEM for safer mission planning

The terrain is always changing, but changes are not always implemented into 3D maps as fast as it is needed. To plan an automated low altitude or mission with terrain following for the purposes of mapping, surveying or monitoring, import Digital Elevation Model (DEM) into UgCS to plan safe missions. Video tutorial: DEM and Map Data Import

Georeferenced image import as Map overlays

To fly automated drone missions precise maps are more important than ever. Import GeoTIFF images as map overlay, providing the power to customize the maps to suit your needs. 

Mission Planner | Drone Control

3D Drone Survey Planning 

With a Google Earth-like 3D mission planner interface, operators have an easier time navigating the environment and can plan more complex missions that regular software doesn’t allow. Moreover, a 3D mission planning environment gives more control allowing to view the created flight plan from all angles, taking into account any obstacles such as terrain or buildings.

Aerial survey planning tools 

We have the tools to make aerial surveys and mapping as easy and effortless as possible. Choose one of the pre-installed cameras pre-sets or create a new one to suit your camera. The Area Scan and Photogrammetry tools will automatically calculate the flight path based on the camera and lidar settings. Alternatively, the Area Scan and Photogrammetry parameters can be adjusted manually, such as GSD, overlap or desired altitude.

Facade scan tool

The tool for vertical scanning allows to plan a vertical plane, specify the distance to the wall, as well as side and forward overlap. The optimal flying path is calculated automatically. Import 3D objects and custom DEM data with the terrain following function. The tool is also extremely useful in mining for examining open quarries.  Combined with object avoidance and RTK this is a powerful tool for building inspections

Elevation profile

Knowing the ground elevation below your flight is a huge operational and safety advantage.  Once the program completes the flight path calculation the elevation profile of the route displays the Above Ground Level (AGL) and Mean Sea Level (MSL) altitude of the drone. The exact altitudes above sea level at all points provides the ability to plan drone missions with respect to the surrounding.

Telemetry window

The telemetry data window in UgCS displays telemetry data including the charge level of the battery, radio link and GPS signal quality, current course and heading, speed, altitude and much more.

Automatic flight modes and direct drone control

With multiple flight modes, this software offers a lot of flexibility. The manual flight mode allows controlling the drone with the remote control. Once a flight plan is created and uploaded to the autopilot the Automatic flight mode can be used. Some of our drones can also be flown using Click&Go and Joystick control flight modes.  Bottom line, even thought this is flight automation, you are able to override and take manual control at any time.  

Post-flight analysis


Built-in geotagging tool, allowing to sync the timestamps of the images with the autopilot’s telemetry data recorded during the flight. After matching the geotags with coordinates and correct altitudes, the images can be used for the further processing. Create map overlays or 3D models to import them into your project for more precise mission planning.

Telemetry player

All telemetry data of the flights is recorded, enabling to replay the flights and the video recorded by the drone during the flight.  This is used for training, mission recreation, understanding your data, or improving your standard operating procedures.  

Airspace Situational Awareness

No-Fly zones – airport registry


Built-in No-Fly zones for all major airports. Enabling a safe flight planning near airports since the flight path will automatically be calculated around the no-fly zone. Airport no-fly zones can be disabled unlike other flight software, allowing you the freedom of operating the way you need.  

Create custom No-Fly zones

Custom no-fly zones enables you to specify regions where flights are prohibited. The software will automatically calculate flight paths avoiding these areas and make sure that the drone does not enter no-fly zones while on an automated flight.  These are great to identifying schools, powerplants, and high population areas that could be a liability risk to your operations. 

Fly zone limits for routes

Set boundaries for the flights starting from the first waypoint. Fly zone limits for routes feature gives the ability to control, that the drone does not fly too far away or higher than desired, according to local regulation.

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