mapping technology.


Airphrame offers the easiest way to acquire geospatial data. By managing the logistics of collection through partners, surveyors, and regulators, we enable you to initiate a project with a simple point-and-click on a map.

Our goal to remove the logistical overhead is further supported through fast turnaround and hosting the data on the web, making very dense content instantly accessible.

Airphrame makes the GIS data capture process faster, easier and safer. Airphrame manages end-to-end logistics from the equipment utilization, to data capture, through product delivery. A GIS analyst can initiate and review countless projects centrally and all stakeholders are automatically updated on progress.

Airphrame’s software powerfully sorts and processes raw data into a variety of mapping products including orthographic maps or 3D point clouds. Our technology allows you to quickly and easily scale your project scope from the size of a block to an entire county. Click here to see our mapping products.

We make massive GEO files easily accessible via our custom online portal. We host content in a secure, web friendly format that you can navigate instantly. Keep all of your files, no matter how big, together and downloadable at any time for more thorough GIS analysis.

Loading high resolution maps or millions of 3D points into any desktop viewer typically requires powerful hardware, expertise, and patience. Our web viewer makes any project quickly and easily viewable on any laptop or desktop with internet connection, ideal for technical experts and program presenters alike.



  • A straight down perspective, just like google earth
  • Can be used as base map tile layer in GIS software
  • Can also be accessed on the web instantly, from any computer


  • Ground Resolution as high as 1 cm (standard is 5 cm)
  • Accuracy: up to 6 cm (X/Y) with Ground Control 10cm (Z)

Use Cases

Project updates, site planning, building measurement, resource or biological assessment, remediation, utility location and identification, risk management and more…


  • Colored points in 3D space with X, Y, Z (height) values
  • Similar to LIDAR, but without classification
  • Can “fly” through very large scenes on the web


  • Resolution as high as 100 points per meter (30 ppm standard)
  • Generate elevation models (DEM or DSM) with any grid spacing
  • Can be used to generate Topographic Contours (1 ft standard)

Use Cases

Terrain modeling, building height determination, earth volume measurements, flood zone mapping, 3D modeling, scanning, visualization and more…


  • Sets of Aerial Photography from different angles
  • Photos can encompass an area of a building to several blocks
  • Photos can be taken at set times either periodically or at once


  • Up to 1 cm / pixel Ground Resolution
  • Oblique or Nadir (straight down) orientation
  • Labeled and Delivered as standard .jpeg files

Use Cases

Site inspection, project updates, grade and condition assessment, encroachment monitoring, pre-survey site planning, periodic documentation, and more...


Up-to-date and cost-effective remote sensing data can reduce field work and improve the quality of assessments. By providing environmental consultants with a web-based data collection and project management tool, billable hours logged can be focused on analysis and design, not travel and paperwork.


Analyzing rock surfaces requires precise and consistent data capture methodologies on a yearly time period. Some areas are difficult to access by foot, or hard to capture from one vantage point. New remote capture technologies have both resolution and cost advantages beyond stereo and total stations, leaving no stone unturned.

Civil Engineering

Whether planning; design; project management; or operations maintenance, having an up-to-date map can be essential in allocating resources. Before a project starts, scope can be assessed; during engineering design, 3D point cloud data is used for volumetrics and measuring heights to centimeter accuracy; and as a project continues, map data is a useful complement towards overseeing development.


Updating project progress to multiple stakeholders, catching problems early, and consistent documentation are all advantages to weekly mapping. Our web-based models allow for both an “interactive” executive summary snapshot as well a magnifying lens on an entire operation.

Remote Inspection

Physically visiting a site can be time consuming and may not be necessary for all inspection activities. Especially in cases where thousands of assets (power lines, sewer caps, rooftops, etc) need to be examined, it’s more efficient to conduct a first pass from the office. Expanding on the concept of “desk review” high-resolution images can be recorded unambiguously, often, and stored forever.

Site Monitoring

Our physical world is always changing: streams and rock faces yearly, mines and quarries monthly, and construction sites daily. Keeping an accurate record is important for project status, engineering decisions, and even risk management. Our software helps the right people see how things change and provides a full bird’s eye perspective at the frequency that fits the application.

Measurements & Surveys

When measurements are taken in-field, ground can only be covered so quickly and details may be lost. Google maps helps in planning, but may be out of date, spatially imprecise, or unlicensed. With our help mapping ahead of a project, scope and feasibility is more easily assessed; during a project, volumetrics can be calculated off-site and planimetrics updated automatically; and with proper QA/QC in place, a licensed surveyor can stamp off without ever leaving home.

Modeling & Analysis

Businesses are driven by stability. In a world that changes often, predictive analytics can be our best weapon to understand our environment, plan operations and mitigate risk. Starting with the best data, characterized geospatially, gives those who know how to use it a leg up.

About Us

A stream of geospatial data affords business means to better serve their customers; increasing speed, scope, and efficiency. That’s why Airphrame focuses on making the collection of data simple... so our clients can focus on their core practice.

Starting in 2012, on the cutting edge of aerial robotics, we’ve grown our team and ambition to provide a

turnkey solution — one where you don’t need to understand or operate any new equipment to capture the data you need.

We strive to digitally describe the physical world as it changes, creating a fundamentally new “inspection infrastructure” and paving the path for a broad array of new analytics.

Meet the leadership that makes this possible:
Bret Kugelmass
MS Stanford Engineering
Former: NASA Goddard
Hao Chen
Director of Hardware
MS Berkeley Engineering
Former: CPCC Lab
Graham Gibbons
Director of Software
Cooper Union EE
Former: Microsoft
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