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mdMapper1000DG integrated system with a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV
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Ready to grow with your business

Many users needed basic GCP intensive aerial surveying, but wanted to keep the option to upgrade open. The Microdrones mdMapper1000+ is PPK READY or DG READY when you are!


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With just an easy, and affordable firmware update, you’ll enjoy a full PPK or DG system without any physical or hardware upgrades!

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Why Choose mdMapper1000+?

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:

Mapping mission of an agricultural field using a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV
Area Mapping / Surveying
Architect inspecting a construction site with the help of a Microdrones UAV
Surveyors in the field performing a mapping mission using a md4-1000 UAV
Orthophoto of a sawdust pile done with a Microdrones mdMapper integrated system, used for volumetric calculations.
Inspection mission of a gas pipeline using a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV
Precision farming perfomed with a mdMapper integrated sytem from Microdrones
Precision Agriculture
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Robust, powerful, stable and dependable. Build your business on this versatile platform.

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Charger & Flight Battery

One md4-1000 flight battery and charger for maximum flight endurance.

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Rugged Carrying Case

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


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Proven, professional controls and telemetry keep you in control when you need it most.

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Digital Data Link

Conveniently connect your Microdrones UAV to your digital devices.


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Sony RX1R II & Nadir Mount

42.4 megapixel camera paired with a custom, lightweight, vibration-free, nadir mount to capture the images you need.

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Applanix APX-15 UAV PPK

Compact single-board module with survey grade GNSS receiver. IMU is present, ready for PPK or DG when you are ready to upgrade.

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PPK Ready

When you are ready to expand, this system will expand with you. mdMapper1000+ is easily upgradeable via firmware to PPK.


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DG Ready

When you are ready to expand, this system will expand with you. mdMapper1000+ is easily upgradeable via firmware to direct georeferencing.



Direct georeferencing post processing software – used to achieve maximum accuracy and efficiency from data collected by APX-15 UAV (PPK or DG).

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mdCockpit Tablet Software

Simple swipes of the finger help you plan your survey area and monitor progress in flight on your Android tablet.


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 lbs (1.2 kg) 
  • Flight time: up to 45 minutes depending on conditions


Flight Parameters?????Area Covered (@120m)?(1)60 ha (148 ac)
Camera model?(2)Sony RX1R II
Imagery formatRAW + JPEG
G.S.D. cm/pixel (@120m)2.4 cm
Overlaps (front/side)80% / 40%
Post-Processing???MethodAerial Triangulation
OrientationCalculated during the A.T.
PositionFrom UAV GNSS Reciever
AccuracyDepends on ground control point (GCP) accuracy and distribution
Advantages??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.