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Drone Survey Planning and Flight Control Software

UgCS is one of the world's leading flight planning software solutions for drones with users in more than 150 countries. Since 2013 the team has constantly been working to make UgCS better and meet the requirements of even the most demanding professional drone pilots and surveyors. What sets UgCS apart from other flight planning solutions is that flight planning is done on PC/Mac, it is installed locally and can be used offline. UgCS is also fast, gives a 3D environment.

SPH Engineering
Balozi, LV


Main features

  ✓ UgCS automatic LiDAR toolset for drone surveying
  ✓ Terrain following
  ✓ Route import from KML or CSV files
  ✓ UgCS Photogrammetry tool
  ✓ UgCS Vertical scan tool for drone surveys
  ✓ Area Scan tool for geophysical sensors with UgCS
  ✓ Corridor mapping, SAR patterns
  ✓ Import custom map and terrain elevation data
  ✓ Live geotagged video stream from drone with UgCS ENTERPRISE
  ✓ Work offline

Supports most popular UAV platforms including DJI M300, M600, M2X0, Inspire, Phantom series, Mavic series, and MAVLink-compatible drones (Pixhawk with ArduPilot/PX



Area of Application

Land Surveying, Mapping, Inspection (e.g. solar panel, powerline), Agriculture, Drone Services, Construction, Mining

Mobile platform support


Compatible drones

DJI: M600/600 Pro, M300, M200/210/210RTK, M100, Inspire 2/1/1Pro/Raw, Phantom 4/4Pro/4ProV2/4RTK with SDK controller only, Phantom 3, Mavic Pro/2 series, Spark, N3, A3; Ardupilot, Px4 and other MAVLink compatible multirotors, fixed wings and VTOLs; Mikrokopter; Micropilot; LockheedMartin: Kestrel, Indago.

Desktop platform support

Windows, macOS, Ubuntu

Flight Planning Characteristics

Mission flying types (grid, around point of interest, custom route, corrider etc.)

>>>Waypoint - custom route; >>>Area scan and Photogrammetry with single/double grid; >>>Circle - around the point of interest; >>>Perimeter; >>>Click and go. (Mission types can be combined in one route. Photogrammetry route optimization based on camera type.)

Auto-return and resume from left off


Mission progress monitoring

Flight time, flight distance, waypoint count

Real-time flight status


No-fly zone integration


Multi-flight mission support


Multiple UAS support

Multi-drone support is enabled (these can be diverse vendor drones).

3D flight planning


Live weather updates


Map-catching and offline planning


Data import types

KML/CSV, DEM, Geo-Referenced Images, KMZ import with embedded COLLADA 3D models

Background map options (WMS, importable)


Multi-operator support


Show camera footprint on map


Flight modes

Automatic, Semi-Automatic, Manual

Additional Features

Customer support

Public forum, E-mail, Phone.

ADS-B support


User interface language

English, French, German, Latvian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese

Distinguishable features

Flexible licensing model and broad fleet management feature set make UgCS suitable for organizations of a different scale: from single professional operator to large enterprise with UAV department.

Offline sharebale flight planning




CPU: Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 at 2.4GHzMinimum RAM 2GB, recommended 4GBHard drive: 2 GB of free spaceGraphics hardware: Graphics card with DirectX 9 support (shader model 2.0). Any card made since 2004 should work.Network: TCP/IPv4 network stackScreen resolution: Minimum supported screen resolution: 1024x768


Operating system:Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8* / 64-bit,Mac OS X Maverick 10.9 or later* / 64-bit,Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 64-bit"To connect DJI: Phantom 4/4 PRO/4 ADV, Phantom 3 (all editions), Inspire 2, Inspire 1, A3, N3, Matrice 600/600 PRO, Matrice 200/210/210RTK, Matrice 100, Mavic Pro drones with UgCS desktop the Android application UgCS for DJI (free) is required.


Base station integration


Geo-referencing of captured data


Image geotagging


Data Capturing

Payload manager (for different sensor configurations)


Post-flight data quality check

Display image centers on the map; UgCS Mapper - a desktop geo-referenced image processing software, to create 2D maps in-field, requiring no internet connection.

Manual photo control


Vertical and oblique photoshooting


Live video streaming

Enabled video stream broadcast for DJI Phantom 4, 3; Inspire 1, Matrice 600 and Matrice 100 from UgCS for DJI application to UgCS Desktop

Photogrammetry planner


Automated camera support


Data Output

Export data to cloud applications tool

Y (starting from UgCS 2.14)

Output products

Geotagged images, Flight logs, Geotiff, Orthophoto map and starting from UgCS 2.14 Point cloud.

Replay flights


Output files


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