It grows with you

Powerful Accuracy with just 1 – 3 Ground Control Points

Microdrones customers asked for a system that could deliver excellent results with a handful of ground control points. We listened.

mdMapper1000PPK fills an important niche for customers who may not be ready for DG, and are willing to set up 1 – 3 ground control points for their projects.

And when your business, projects or services expand to require DG, this system is easily and affordably upgradeable via a DG READY firmware update.

Why Choose mdMapper1000PPK?

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.

Improve your efficiency by staying in the air longer. 

mdMapper1000PPK 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?

mdMapper1000PPK is a versatile package that can be used for a wide range of applications. 
Some of the most common uses are:

Area Mapping / Surveying
Precision Agriculture



Robust, powerful, stable and dependable. Build your business on this versatile platform.

Sony RX1R II & Mount

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 DG when you are ready to upgrade.

Charger & Flight Battery

One md4-1000 flight battery and charger 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.

Rugged Carrying Case

Bring your Microdrones UAV to tackle missions in the toughest corners of the Earth.


Become an expert at flying and maintaining your platform, to ensure many years of successful use.

DG Ready

When you are ready to expand, this system will expand with you. mdMapper1000PPK is easily upgradeable via firmware to direct georeferencing.

mdMAPPER1000PPK technical specs:

Professionals who choose mdMapper1000PPK will achieve excellent data collection with just 1 – 3 ground control points.

  • Payload: up to 2.7 lbs (1.2 kg) 
  • Flight time: up to 45 minutes depending on conditions
  • Area covered in one battery charge: up to 198 ac (80 ha) 
  • Sensor: Sony RX1R II (42.4 megapixel camera) 
  • GNSS/IMU: Applanix APX-15-L UAV 


Flight ParametersArea Covered (@120m) (1)80 ha (198 ac)
Camera model (2)Sony RX1R II
Imagery formatRAW + JPEG
G.S.D. cm/pixel (@120m)1.6 cm
G.C.P.Yes: 1 – 3 GCPs, depending on application.
Overlaps (front/side)80% / 40%
Post-Processing   MethodAerial Triangulation with high precision positioing
OrientationNo IMU
Accuracy2 – 3 GSD (X,Y) and 3 – 5 GSD (Z)
Advantages  Efficient flight planning – cover greater areas

(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.