Many of today’s users simply need basic GCP intensive aerial surveying, but want to keep the option to upgrade open. The Microdrones mdMapper1000+ builds on the classic mdMapper1000, but it’s PPK Ready or DG Ready when you are.
This system provides all of the capability of the mdMapper1000 system that you know and trust, but via an easy, affordable firmware update, you’ll enjoy a full PPK or DG system without any physical or hardware upgrades!
This package is all about resilience, convenience, and all-around performance. The md4-1000 UAV can stand up to intense environmental challenges, from strong winds and magnetic fields to high temperatures and voltage. It also boasts the longest flight times on the market. Plus, it’s upgradeable to more advanced geomatics technology like PPK and DG, when you are!
Improve your efficiency by staying in the air longer.
mdMapper1000+ delivers an average flight time of 30 – 45 minutes, depending upon conditions.
Fly in harsh weather conditions and stay on schedule.
Strong winds, rain, and snow won’t stop the md4-1000.
Achieve more accuracy in less time.
Compatible with accessory kits for precision agriculture, inspection, Lidar, and Direct Georeferencing.
What Can You Do with it?
mdMapper1000+ is a versatile package that can be used for a wide range of applications. Some of the most common uses are:
42.4 megapixel camera paired with a custom, lightweight, vibration-free, nadir mount to capture the images you need.
Applanix APX-15-L UAV
Compact single-board module with survey-grade GNSS receiver. IMU is present, ready for PPK or DG when you are ready to ugrade.
Charger & Flight Battery
Smart batteries and charging for maximum flight endurance.
A flight planning module to prepare and carry out automated flights with your aircraft.
Execute automatic final approach landing. Conduct waypoint missions and land with minimal operator intervention.
Digital Data Link
Conveniently connect your Microdrones UAV to your digital devices.
Proven, professional controls and telemetry keep you in control when you need it most.
Direct georeferencing post processing software – used to achieve maximum accuracy and efficiency from data collected by APX-15 L-UAV.
Become an expert at flying and maintaining your platform, to ensure many years of successful use.
When you are ready to expand, this system will expand with you. mdMapper1000+ is easily upgradeable via firmware to PPK.
When you are ready to expand, this system will expand with you. mdMapper1000+ is easily upgradeable via firmware to direct georeferencing.
mdMapper1000+ Technical Specs
mdMapper1000+ gives professionals all the power of aerial surveying with GCPs, just like our classic mdMapper1000. But it’s ready to upgrade to PPK or DG with a simple, affordable firmware update.
Payload: up to 2.7 pounds (1.2 kilograms)
Flight time: up to 45 minutes depending on conditions
Area Covered (@120m) (1)
80 ha (198 ac)
Camera model (2)
Sony RX1R II
RAW + JPEG
G.S.D. cm/pixel (@120m)
80% / 40%
Calculated during the A.T.
From UAV GNSS Reciever
Depends on ground control point (GCP) accuracy and distrubution
Large area mapping
(1) Typical project benchmark comparisons based on missions completed in Canada in 2016. (2) The current camera models are listed. These may be replaced by equivalent or better cameras depending on availability from the manufacturer.