Established in 2004 by GIS and electro-optic technology veterans as an aerial mapping service provider, Icaros has continually evolved and expanded our solutions by developing and pioneering the use of new aerial sensors and photogrammetric processing techniques.

Today, Icaros is not just an aerial mapping company. Icaros is a comprehensive aerial geospatial solutions provider, offering state-of-the-art remote sensing technology products, photogrammetry software products, image data acquisition and processing services, analytic services and training to clients worldwide.  Icaros’ mission is to help companies, organisations, and government agencies make better decisions using current and accurate aerial geospatial information delivered in a flexible and actionable format.


Easiest-To-Use Image Processing Software

Icaros OneButton™ software is by far the industries’ easiest-to-use UAV image processing product. By utilising the most advanced photogrammetric and computer vision algorithms, OneButton™ lets you easily and automatically create fully georeferenced 2D and 3D maps and models, while combining highly optimised performance to produce exceptionally fast and accurate results.

Many Output Options

Outputs that can be produced from OneButton™ include orthomosaics, DEMs (Digital Elevation Models), true colour 3D point clouds, orthorectified multispectral band mosaics, and controlled oblique imagery.  Icaros also offers a separate product, called MeasurementTool™ that can be used to display processed images, including obliques and thermal images, and perform accurate measurement and analysis.

Photo : Orthomosaic created from aerial imagery collected by DJI Phantom UAV.  The stadium at right took 6 minutes to process in 2cm GSD.

Perfect Orthomosaics

OneButton™ orthomosaics are produced from overlapping aerial images that it stitches together and geometrically corrects (“orthorectifies”) to give them a uniform scale. This process removes perspective distortion from the aerial images, making the resulting “mosaic” a map that can be accurately measured and analyzed.

Photo : Orthomosaic of a residential housing subdivision shot from DJI Phantom.  Total time to process was 49 minutes

GIS Ready

Processed georeferenced and orthorectified imagery products are output in a form that can be automatically ingested into Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and analytics packages such as Esri, MapBox and ENVI, supporting complex analytics for applications including precision agriculture; pipeline inspection; real estate visualisation; construction, engineering projects; and many others.

Photo : 3D point cloud allowing inspection from multiple perspectives

Fully Georeferenced  (Pro Version only)

Outputs that can be produced from OneButton Professional™ include Orthomosaics, DEMs (Digital Elevation Models), true colour 3D Point Clouds, orthorectified multispectral band mosaics, and controlled oblique imagery. Icaros also offers a separate product, called MeasurementTool™ that can be used to display processed images, including oblique and thermal images, to perform accurate 3D measurement and analysis.

Photo : Orthomosaic of a waste water treatment plant shot from a DJI Phantom UAV and processed in less than 30 minutes

Immediate ROI

Regardless of your experience, OneButton™ lets you immediately increase ROI and begin building exciting new applications, and dramatically lowers the cost of ongoing data collection and processing for existing applications.

Photo : Multispectral orthomosaic showing irrigation issues


Features & Benefits

  • Extremely easy to use saving both time and money, and leveraging your workforce for better productivity and growth.
  • Options for various project types which optimises the photogrammetric process for your project’s type of imagery and the outputs desired.
  • Create true orthomosaic images for more accurate results in urban areas and for survey grade projects.
  • Generate contour lines from GeoTiff terrain models.
  • Go from collected images to seamless orthorectified, geospatially accurate products (digital elevation models, orthomosaics, 3D point clouds) within minutes.
  • Fully automated image-stitching, feathering, light and colour balancing for exceptional results
  • Supports entry (or import) of ground control points (GCPs) for high geolocation accuracy projects such as engineering and construction.
  • Indifferent to camera, lens, and external orientation parameters.
  • Supports small and medium, as well as large format sensors for efficient coverage of large areas.
  • Supports multispectral multi-band & thermal imagery from a variety of sensors.
  • Unique bundle block adjustment for precise geo-positioning of nadir and oblique imagery.
  • High-performance, state of the art photogrammetric engine incorporates the latest Computer Vision and Structure from Motion technologies to produce exceptional 2D and 3D results.
  • Real time progress, auto-save and recovery capability.
  • Processing report showing project properties, processing results, statistics, image coverage analysis, image correlation map, and automatic camera calibration results.
  • Utilises GPU and multiple cores (if present) for very fast processing.
  • True orthomosaic images can be produced for more accurate results in urban areas and for survey grade projects.
  • “Close-in Inspection” template for projects with oblique imagery.
  • Enhanced matching algorithm for images with low overlap and projects with areas having images with no connections between them.
  • Support for FLIR thermal sensors.
  • Viewer shows 2D outputs (GeoTiff orthomosaic, GeoTiff terrain model), 3D outputs (LAS point cloud, PLY photomesh), fly throughs, and contour lines.
  • Multi-band alignment for Micasense images allowing for alignment of bands for each GPS location and create multi-page Tiff images.
  • GeoTiff images are now in BigTiff format.
  • Flight altitude can be calculated above ground and corrected if needed to significantly enhance results when this data is incorrect.
  • Ground Control Points can be sampled before or after bundle block adjustment and be assigned a specific accuracy for XY and Z.

OneButton™ Professional

Features & Benefits


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Southern Cross Drones are the distributors for Icaros aerial imagery products offering the popular OneButton™ solution to customers in Australia, New Zealand and APAC region.  For more information about Icaros products, please contact us by sending request to info@southerncrossdrones.com

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