UAV imagery

Our low-level UAVs deliver haze-free imagery at very high spatial resolution (3cm/pixel), and can be deployed rapidly and repeatedly.


We use 1-2 centimetre survey equipment to georeference the imagery, providing you with relevant and powerful location information.

CASA certified

Hi Cam operates in accordance with its Operator’s Certificate and CASA-approved Operations Manual, and is fully insured.

Welcome to Hi Cam

Hi Cam, founded in 1996, provides aerial imaging for Australian industries and government using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. We provide high-resolution maps that can be easily viewed in Google Earth.

Surveyors and other GIS professionals make use of our georeferenced orthophotos and 3D terrain models, which we supply in their chosen format. We provide infrared and colour-mapped Vegetation Index imagery for crops and environmental studies.

  • Natural Resource Management:
    Post-burn assessments, invasive weeds, algal blooms

  • Farm surveys:
    Orthophotos, contour maps for drainage & flood analysis

  • Crops, plantations:
    Infrared analysis of health & yield for targeted fertilising

  • Mining and Earthworks:
    Mine extraction volumes, stockpile volumes, slopes

Professional Standards and Safety

  • Hi Cam’s Operations Manual is approved by CASA, and guides all procedures, including logging of flights, defects and maintenance, and risk assessments to determine if a flight may go ahead.

  • Hi Cam maintains internal guidelines such as allowable wind strength, and abides by CASA regulations including maximum height and avoidance of populous areas.

  • Every Hi Cam UAV is operated by a UAV Controller who has passed CASA-approved theory examinations and has completed CASA-approved training for the applicable UAV.

  • At all stages of flight, a Hi Cam UAV is under the operator’s complete control, and will follow the commanded flight path with great precision. Failsafe features include automatically returning to the takeoff point on low battery, high wind, or exceeding safety distance.