Agriculture and Mapping Services
For high-resolution orthomosaics, volumetric data, digital elevation models, vegetation indexes for crop management, we have the latest multi-spectrum cameras.

The right systems and right experience.

Plant Health
From solar panels, to heritage sites. From energy-loss to water leaks. We help you gather salient data from dirty, dark and dangerous locations. We provide a safe, risk-free alternative to scaffolding, leading-edge or rope access.
Whether you’re looking for an underground water leak or an overheating transformer, our systems have been designed to pinpoint problems on live equipment before they become severe. No more down time!
Terrain Modelling
We boast a variety of radiometric, thermal and near infrared aerial surveying services. Perfect for tracking animals and environmental analysis.
Plant Health and Vegetation Indicies

Uaviation combines the latest advancements in technology with precision agricultural analytics to deliver pin-point accurate data into the farmer’s hands.

Plant reflectivity including near infra-red light

Reflectivity in vegetation

A typical survey of farmland will produce up to 400 multi-spectural images per km2. We fly at 100m and at speeds of below 10kts to ensure clear, sharp images and low atmospheric interference. The image quality surpasses anything available today from satellite or conventional aerial imagery.

Imagery Applications:

  • Precision agriculture
  • High-resolution aerial imagery
  • Land survey (orthorectified, photogrammetry, volumetric)
  • 3D Imagery
  • Measurement of erosion
  • Flood / fire damage
  • Insurance assessment
  • Vegetation and agricultural management data
  • Animal survey (feral)
  • Back-burn and fire break monitoring
  • Emergency response, preparation and contingency planning
  • Forestry management
  • Resource planning

Hear your crops whisper before they shout

example of distressed crop from 100m alt.

NDVI (Normalised Differential Vegetation Index)


GIS, orthomosaic, volumetric and geo-referenced imagery

Uaviation provides a variety of geo mapping and aerial surveying services including geo-referenced Orthomosaics and Digital Elevation Models. We offer an innovative service that captures high definition aerial images which can then be uploaded and processed through a web based interface.

 What we offer:

We offer accurate geo-spatial mapping solutions generated from 2D aerial imagery. We can provide high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM), Digital Surface Models (DSM), Orthomosaic images and Point Cloud creation from fixed-wing or multi rotor UAV platforms.

  • Fast visualisation
  • Drawing break lines and reference points in a 3D environment
  • Perform volume analysis
  • Real-time calculation of elevation contour lines, slopes and slope directions


Some of the many applications for aerial data collection include:

  • High Accuracy Fluvial and Hydrological survey
  • Road and Rail infrastructure
  • Engineering Works
  • Mining and stockpile assessment
  • Any application requiring highly accurate ge-referenced imagery
  • Build a virtual model of your mine or quarry using an unmanned aerial system
  • Measure volumes and volume differences
  • Identify break lines and slopes in the virtual environment
  • Use UAV orthophotos as a base map of your mine
  • Access dirty, dangerous and unstable places in a safe way
Digital Modelling and Orthophoto
Using precise GPS enabled drones for aerial surveying is an efficient and cost effective tool when compared to traditional land-based survey or commissioning full sized aircraft.


Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. The output of photogrammetry is typically a map, a drawing or a 3D model of some real-world object or land mass.

There is substantial data that can be extracted from the aerial imagery including:

  • DEM (digital elevation model)
  • DTM (digital terrain model)
  • DSM (digital surface models)
  • Volumetric analysis


The term “Orthomosaic” is reserved for the practice of digitally stitching together a series of related photographs taken from known positions. Complex algorithms are used by a computer to deduce how the photographs relate. The result is a single very large “mosaic”  that can be viewed as a three-dimensional.

Orthomosaic photos are commonly used for

  • high definition mapping
  • volumetric analysis and planning
  • geosnatially accurate and corrected aerial images
  • resource planning
  • farming and vegetation indexation
  • 3D Building Models


Some common uses for aerial digital modelling and ortho-photography include the following:

  • Forestry management
  • Agriculture planning
  • Floodplain modelling
  • Cartography
  • Urban planning
  • Coastline management
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Resources and mining
  • Archaeology
  • Cellular and electricity network planning

Call 9618 2000 to talk about your agricultural and mapping needs