After reviewing this data from the mdLiDAR1000HR, I can tell you this system is a game-changer. In the pointcloud you can clearly see that the entire park area, all the individual homes, and how well defined the creek is. In the parking lot, even all the striping is defined. Furthermore, you can see a high level of detail over the homes and property adjacent to the park, even though I did not fly over them, but because the scanner was such a wide field of view. You could see swimming pools. You could see the lounge chairs. You could see the umbrellas. You could see the Palm trees, all the landscaping, everything.

Ross Kenney

UAS Sales and Support Lead, Navigation Electronics

I remember one very demanding quarry, about 30 hectares in area, with numerous embankments and a lot of variations in altitude. We had to set up 14 different total station bases and it took us three weeks to finish the job. Today, with our Microdrones system, we can do that same job in one day, and we get immensely superior results, with a level of detail impossible to achieve with traditional methods.

Nuno Santos

Founder and CEO, Aerisurvey

It’s a fully integrated system, so you get both the UAV and the LiDAR. With other manufacturers, you can buy a good laser scanner, but you don’t get the UAV. You have to buy that separately. Now, we have one integrated system, and if we have an issue with the LiDAR or the UAV, full support is available from Microdrones. That’s a really good value for us.

Johan Larsson

Surveying Engineer, SWECO

The only way that we could’ve met this timeline was to literally employ the Microdrone system’s LiDAR capabilities and collect the topo data that we needed to generate the boundary work. Being able to use this system allowed us to exceed our client’s expectations.

Aaron Thomason

Vice President, Carlson, Brigance & Doering, Inc.

We found in excess of a 40% discrepancy based on the design drawings we were given with existing conditions compared to what our drone was able to capture… compared to other bidders. What we were able to do is sit down with that developer, and that owner, roll out that data, make them understand that your project will cost this… help us help you eliminate change orders. The data certainly puts us ahead of the competition.”

Andrew Schmitt

President, Cougar Companies

I like the Microdrones solutions… they are easy to work with regarding planning of the missions and flying the drones and seeing the product… in the end.

Anders Edlund

Drone Pilot, 5D Konsulterna AB

…the mission went really well. We got the data that we were looking to get. The way that the software works is that we… set it to enable our waypoint missions so that when we come back tomorrow, the drone will remember exactly where we ended and it will pick back up right where we left off.

Dakota Dagenhardt

Environmental Regulatory Specialist, Morris P. Hebert, Inc.

We’ve helped out… uncountable local industries with applications and I can’t think of a better product for education. It’s simple to use, it’s easy to teach, it’s very user friendly, and it provides the highest resolution product that industry can ask for.

William Judycki

Professor, Mohawk Valley Community College

Our remotely piloted aircraft system program here at the college was an exciting venture for us because it got us into a new field that was emerging. We were able to partner with Microdrones to be one of the first to procure one of their systems that provided cutting edge technology for our students.

Randall VanWagoner

President, Mohawk Valley Community College

We knew that terrain was going to be an issue on this one, so we had to really make sure that our terrain follow was working correctly. The terrain follow quad uses a surface model or terrain model to follow existing terrain. So, we were really able to monitor it and make sure it was doing what it was supposed to be doing.

Jeff Davis

Survey Coordinator/UAV Pilot, Crafton Tull

Brian Flaherty, Manager, ESP Associates

We are going to be one of the only firms around here utilizing LiDAR on a UAV. And it’s going to put us ahead. We’re going to be able to provide a little bit more accurate survey a little bit quicker, and more cost effective.

Brian Flaherty

Manager, ESP Associates

Chad Bolebruch, Survey Crew Chief, ESP Associates

With the mdLiDAR3000, we can actually topo about 4 acres in about 18 minutes, and can take one survey crew, a 2-man crew, about a full day to do generally. We end up gathering more data with less time and a smaller crew, ultimately saving money.

Chad Bolebruch

Survey Crew Chief, ESP Associates

Typically with a project like this, we would deploy one to two crews, and they would go out and shoot GPS break lines on the roads on the tops and a project of this magnitude would probably take somewhere in the neighborhood of two weeks. With the Microdrones mdLiDAR1000 we were able to capture the imagery and LiDAR to produce the deliverables in twodays field time. We’re saving that time in the field, saving that time in the office, and getting the same set of deliverables plus imagery and things of that nature that you wouldn’t normally be able to capture.

Nick Tucker P.S.

Vice President, Energy Services, Crafton Tull

Mark Schall, CP, PLS, PPS, SP, Chief Professional Officer, SDC

Where Microdrones really stands above the rest in the industry is, first of all, their development team absolutely knows what they’re doing. Their attention to detail and their support and responsiveness is absolutely their best attributes. We are looking forward to working with Microdrones in the future.

Mark Schall

CP, PLS, PPS, SP, Chief Professional Officer, SDC

Philipp Mielke, Dipl. Ing., Strabag

Operating a drone beyond the visual line of sight allows us to capture data much faster and independently from the pilot’s location.

Philipp Mielke

Dipl. Ing., Strabag

Wolfgang Probst, CEO, Allterra

The mdMapper improves our work, especially in the case of quality, in accuracy, and especially the case of the battery. You can fly about 40 minutes with one battery; that’s a big advantage.

Wolfgang Probst

CEO, Allterra

Alex Lowry, Drone operator, Brent Scarbrough & Company

What impressed me the most about the mdMapper-1000 DG drone, is the time that it saves doing a topo out here.

Alex Lowry

Drone operator, Brent Scarbrough & Company

Ashley Pittman, GPS Manager, Brent Scarbrough & Company

If we were going to topo this area by hand, it would take a day and a half, possibly two days. And we wouldn’t be getting shots nearly as closely as we do with the drone.

Ashley Pittman

GPS Manager, Brent Scarbrough & Company

Paul Shepard, Support Specialist/UAS, Sitech South

With the DG, you don’t have to go out and lay out as many ground control, as you do with a regular mapper. The processing time is going to be significantly decreased from the traditional mapper.

Paul Shepard

Support Specialist/UAS, Sitech South

Chad Hicks, Imaging Solutions Team Lead, NEI GPS

We’re excited about the many benefits these UAVs can offer our customers. The aircraft have long flight times and the systems are very accurate and capable.

Chad Hicks

Imaging Solutions Team Lead, NEI GPS

Mike Minick, Vice President, Martin Instrument

Microdrones UAS can help companies improve the way they perform jobs and add new services to the scope of work they can provide. Our clients’ customers are asking for UAV services and an mdMapper package is a great way to get started. Microdrones UAS offer long flight times, superb stability, flexibility in the field, resistance to harsh weather and environmental conditions, and they are easy to learn and operate.

Mike Minick

Vice President, Martin Instrument

Microdrones has an excellent product line. We’ve investigated multiple brands and feel this is the best option on the market for our customers. Microdrones quadcopters are easy to control, highly maneuverable, can fly for a long time, and are very robust and weather-resistant. They’re not going to be stopped by environmental challenges.

Carlos Escudero

General Manager, GEOCOM

We’re excited to provide our customers with such exceptional UAS. These are survey-grade systems and when you look at them, the engineering and quality are obvious. This technology provides real value and will help our customers perform jobs more safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

When we saw the Trimble announcement in October, we immediately reached out to Microdrones. After speaking with them we were so impressed by their mdMapper systems, knowledge, and willingness to help, we put in a purchase order the next day.


Brian Holley

General Manager, SITECH South

Joe Hutton, Director Of Airborne Products Applanix Corporation

For more than 10 years Microdrones has set the standard for producing professional UAV solutions with outstanding performance and reliability. The combination of the Applanix Direct Georeferencing technology with their platforms has resulted in highly efficient and accurate mapping and surveying solutions that are second to none. They are truly setting the bar for professional UAV solutions.

Joe Hutton

Director of Airborne Products Applanix Corporation

Jason Pierce, CEO of AVSAN

The fact that we are often operating at 3800 meters a challenge here in Chile. Our fleet of Microdrones md4-1000 aircraft are very helpful tools… especially with high elevation 3-blade props installed.

Jason Pierce


Victor Pinto Taylor, Technical Manager, AVSAN

Every day we are showing the world what the Microdrones md4-1000 can do in expert hands. My hats off to the guys at Microdrones for building such a masterful machine!

Victor Pinto Taylor

Technical Manager of AVSAN

Dr. Dalibor Jerinic, Head of Innovations – Business Unit Industrial Service, TÜV Nord Group

The md4-1000 is the most productive multicopter system for inspection of wind turbines that we have used so far. Especially the long flight time- it makes this drone a very effective tool for our areas of application.

Dr. Dalibor Jerinic

Head of Innovations – Business Unit Industrial Service, TÜV NORD GROUP