Hivemapper builds maps from any video

Our APIs and Bulk Import tools collect and process video from practically any video camera to continuously build and refresh your map.

Our favorite video cameras

Hivemapper works with any good video camera whether it’s a $150 consumer device or a $500k professional surveillance rig. Here are a few examples of camera setups that we’ve used extensively.

CameraBest ForExample
FLIR Star SAFIRE
380-HDc

Certified Partner
8.5 - 340mm (EO)
25 - 500mm (IR)
FLIR 380 HDC Camera
High Altitude
> 400 ft to 20,000 ft
Example frame from a FLIR 380 HDC Camera
RED Weapon Dragon 6K
Canon E30-300mm
FLIR 380 HDC Camera
High Altitude
> 400 ft to 5,000 ft
Example frame from a FLIR 380 HDC Camera
DJI Zenmuse X5S
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f1.7
FLIR 380 HDC Camera
Low Altitude
40 to 400 ft.
Example frame from a FLIR 380 HDC Camera
DJI Phantom 4
3.5 mm
FLIR 380 HDC Camera
Low Altitude
40 to 400 ft.
Example frame from a FLIR 380 HDC Camera

Check your camera

Use the tool below to figure out how well your camera, lens, and altitude will work with Hivemapper.

Tell us about your collection setup or simply choose your camera model

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Lens focal length
21 mm
600 mm
100 mm
* This is the smallest lens you can use at this altitude with a that camera.
What you can expect
Orbit flight pattern
Resolution
16-23 cm point spacing.
Square km of map per hour of video:
1.89 (At  140 MPH ground speed.)
Grid flight pattern
At this altutude you need a higher resolution camera to map with straight line flights.

Have questions about your camera setup?

Provide your video camera information.

We’ll review the specs and let you know if it will work out.

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