Leading drone control software to elevate your productivity

Safe and efficient UAV toolset for land surveying and industrial inspections: custom elevation data import, Photogrammetry, Facade scan, LIDAR, Magnetometer, GPR and SAR survey planning tools with terrain following mode.

Supports most popular UAV platforms: DJI M600, M200, Inspire, Phantom 4 and other, Mavlink copatible Pixhawk/APM and Yuneec.

Save time and money
  • No need to learn diverse software – UgCS enables supports for the majority of drones

  • The import and route creation from customer provided KML data will save 50% of your time

  • Save days of travelling and before leaving the site, validate acquired data by stitching images with the offline processing software UgCS Mapper

Increase surveying productivity
  • Increase the data capture productivity at least 2 times with the inbuilt automatic photogrammetry planning tool

  • Plan and fly missions without internet connection even in a desert area with offline map caching capability

  • Fly long routes, resuming flights from a certain waypoint after battery change

Higher flight safety
  • Use pre-installed or import more precise DEM data to increase accuracy and safety for missions with terrain following

  • Adjust the allowed flight range and No-Fly Zones to fly according to regulatory requirements

Supported Drones and Autopilots

UgCS currently supports DJI: Matrice 600/600 Pro, Matrice 200/210/210RTK, Matrice 100, Inspire 2, Inspire 1/1 Pro/Raw, Phantom 4/4 Pro/4 Pro v2, Phantom 3, Mavic Pro/ 2 series, Spark, N3, A3; Ardupilot, Px4 and other MAVLink compatible multirotors, fixed wings and VTOLs; YUNEEC: H520; Mikrokopter; Micropilot; LockheedMartin: Kestrel, Indago.

UgCS Features

Automated drone mission planning, built-in Photogrammetry and Geotagging tools, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and KML file import enables map customisation, and battery change option for long routes make UgCS an effective solution for large area surveying.

Map customisation | Offline usage

KML files with boundaries of the survey area can be imported into UgCS to set precise survey location. “LineString” segments of the KML file will be imported as simple Waypoint route. “LinearRing” segment can be imported as “Area scan”,“Photogrammetry” or “Perimeter” route type.

Create routes from KML
Plan surveys with Terrain following

UgCS enables mission planning in Terrain-following mode - enabling a very-low- flying vehicle to automatically maintain a relatively constant altitude above ground level. The accuracy of the default SRTM database of UgCS varies, therefore to enable precise and safe flight altitude precise DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data has to be imported of the survey area.

The terrain is always changing, but changes are not always implemented into 3D maps as fast as it is needed. To plan an automated low altitude or mission with terrain following for the purposes of mapping, surveying or monitoring, import Digital Elevation Model (DEM) into UgCS to plan safe missions.

Import DEM for safer mission planning
Georeferenced image import as Map overlays

To fly automated drone missions precise maps are more important than ever. Import GeoTIFF images as map overlay into UgCS, providing the power to customize the maps to suit your needs. 

Mission planner | Drone control

UgCS features mission planner with a Google Earth-like 3D interface for UAV mission planning, enabling to navigate the environment more easily. Moreover, a 3D mission planning environment gives more control allowing to view the created flight plan from all angles, taking into account any obstacles such as terrain or buildings.

Immersive 3D mission planning environment
Aerial survey planning tools

UgCS offers tools to make aerial surveys and mapping as easy and effortless as possible. Choose one of the pre-installed cameras pre-sets or create a new one to suit your camera. The Area Scan and Photogrammetry tools will automatically calculate the flight path based on the camera settings. Alternatively, the Area Scan and Photogrammetry parameters can be adjusted manually, such as GSD, overlap or desired altitude.

The tool for vertical scanning allows to plan a vertical plane, specify the distance to the wall, as well as side and forward overlap. The optimal flying path is calculated automatically. UgCS supports importing 3D object and custom DEM data with the terrain following function. The tool is also extremely useful in mining for examining open quarries.

Facade scan tool
Elevation profile

Once UgCS completes the flight path calculation the elevation profile of the route displays the AGL and AMSL altitude of the drone. The exact altitudes above sea level at all points provides the ability to plan drone missions with respect to the surrounding.

Telemetry window

The telemetry data window in UgCS displays telemetry data including the charge level of the battery, radio link and GPS signal quality, current course and heading, speed, altitude and much more.

Automatic flight mode (waypoints) and direct drone control

UgCS enables multiple flight modes. The manual flight mode allows controlling the drone with the remote control. Once a flight plan is created and uploaded to the autopilot the Automatic flight mode can be used. For many drones, UgCS also supports Click&Go and Joystick control flight modes.

Software emulator

There are in-built software emulators for quadrocopters and fixed wing drones -emucopter and emuplane. It enables to test a route before uploading it to a real drone. Feel free to test diverse features and settings of UgCS in a safe environment.

Post-flight analysis and Image processing

Geotagging

UgCS has an in-build geotagging tool, allowing to sync the timestamps of the images with the autopilot's telemetry data recorded during the flight. After matching the geotags with coordinates and correct altitudes, the images can be used for the further processing. Create map overlays or 3D models to import them into UgCS for more precise mission planning.

Telemetry player

All telemetry data of the flights is recorded in UgCS, enabling to replay the flights and the video recorded by the drone during the flight.

No-Fly zones

UgCS has built-in No-Fly zones (NFZ) for all major airports, enabling a safe flight planning near airports since the flight path will automatically be calculated around the no-fly zone. Airport no-fly zones can be disabled in UgCS PRO and UgCS ENTERPRISE.

No-Fly zones - airport registry
Create custom No-Fly zones

UgCS option to create own custom no-fly zones (NFZ) enables to specify regions where flights are prohibited. UgCS will automatically calculate flight path avoiding these areas and make sure that the drone does not enter NFZ while on an automated flight.

Set boundaries for the flights starting from the first waypoint. Fly zone limits for routes feature gives the ability to control, that the drone does not fly too far away or higher than desired, according to local regulation.

Fly zone limits for routes

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