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The MapStat team brings over 20 years of expertise to every job.

With experience in remote sensing, geophysics, mapping, environmental studies, heritage and remote area fieldwork, MapStat’s 360° detail will help you make better, more informed resource management decisions.


Expolration Mining Aerial Insights


Agriculture Viticulture Forestry Aerial Insights


Environment Heritage Aerial Insights


Engineering Services Aerial Surveys and Insights


Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)
Higher Safety. Lower Costs.

Aerial Survey Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are commonly known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones. RPAS allows aerial data to be acquired in a way that is safer and more efficient than traditional methods.

MapStat uses a mix of RPAS technology, both fixed wing and multirotor, to ensure that the right craft is chosen for the job.

With a professional attitude, we are experienced in conducting risk assessments and safety is of the utmost importance.


MapStat pilots are certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and MapStat is a member of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS).

Holding all required insurances, MapStat embraces the safe use of RPAS to assist people and organisations to manage land, the environment and resources.

CASA AAUS Accredited Aerial Surveys


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Aerial Surveying

Acquiring high resolution imagery and accurate data.


  • RGB Orthomosaics / Aerial photography
  • Narrowband multispectral imagery
  • Time-lapse imagery
  • Aerial mapping

And much more.

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Delivering accurate and relevant data outputs.


  • Mapping
  • GIS services
  • Digital Elevation Models (DEM and DSM)
  • Contouring
  • Point cloud
  • 3D models and fly-throughs
  • Hydrology / watershed information
  • Volume calculations
  • Slope analysis
  • Photogrammetry

We can also process your existing data sets to extract extra information by combining with new data.

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Analysis of data to meet your needs.


  • Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Green Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (GNDVI)
  • Enhanced Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (ENDVI)
  • Normalised Difference Red Edge (NDRE)
  • Bare Soil Index (Bl)
  • Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI)
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Classifications
  • Crop / tree counting
  • Plant height measurement
  • Land clearing / Deforestation rates
  • Weed encroachment rates

Deliverables can be provided in the most suitable format to meet your needs This may be anything from a Word document to a product that fit your mapping and reporting requirements.

To discuss how we can work with you to deliver aerial insights that meet your needs, call or email us today.


What is RPA/UAV/UAS?

UAV/UAS is unmanned aerial vehicle or systems, and are commonly known as drones. CASA refers to them as Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), or Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). Essentially, they are an aircraft that may be either multirotor, fixed wing, helicopter or even a balloon. Regardless of the craft they are wirelessly controlled through a ground control system that is operated by a person who ultimately decides what the craft will do.

Why RPA?

Utilising remotely piloted aircraft gives the ability to collect high resolution imagery, either standard RGB or multispectral more cost effectively than ever before.  It is safer, faster and offers a broad range of insights that would not be possible without this technology.

What craft do you fly?

MapStat flies multirotor and fixed wing crafts which can carry multiple sensors simultaneously. We will choose the best craft to meet your requirements.

How long can you fly?

Our rotary craft can fly for approximately 40 minutes and fixed wing for approximately 90 minutes per flight.  We carry additional batteries and have the ability to recharge batteries not in use between flight as required. This effectively allows us to fly for all daylight hours.

How far can you fly?

Currently MapStat is permitted to fly within line of sight.

Is it safe?

Absolutely, CASA has established strict rules and guidelines around their operation whereby the safety of the general public and traditional aircraft are a priority.  MapStat always operates within the law when undertaking surveys.

How much does it cost?

We will work with you to ensure you get the most cost effective solution for your needs and not upsell you additional services that you don’t need.  Projects that involve larger areas or projects requiring ongoing monitoring will attract a better rate.

Are you insured?

Yes, MapStat carries all the required insurances to do the job and can provide a letter of coverage as required.

Where do you work?

Australia wide. MapStat staff have experience working in some of the most remote regions of Australia and are equipped to be self-sufficient for extended periods of time, so you can be assured that we can safely undertake your project no matter where it is.