Developed by veterans of GIS technology, the software enables better business decisions from high resolution aerial imagery.

SYDNEY, 14th August 2017 - Southern Cross Drones Pty Ltd, an Australian commercial UAV solutions company, today announced partnership with Icaros, Inc. a US based leading aerial imaging software provider.  The signing of the distributor agreement coincides with the launch of Icaros OneButton™ software, by far the industries’ easiest-to-use UAV image processing product.


Southern Cross Drones is expanding its solutions portfolio to address the buoyant yet demanding drone market.  When equipped with a robust, yet easy to use drone mapping ecosystem like OneButton™, professionals will be enabled with unparalleled user experience for attending commercial projects.  


By utilising the most advanced photogrammetric and computer vision algorithms, OneButton™ lets users easily and automatically create fully georeferenced 2D and 3D maps and models, while combining highly optimised performance to produce exceptionally fast and accurate results.


Icaros developed the OneButton family for geospatial end users to easily and automatically generate precise, fully orthorectified 2D maps and 3D models from frame-based aerial imaging systems. Originally engineered for manned aircraft sensors, the OneButton software has been modified to accommodate the unique collection conditions of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). OneButton is application platform and sensor agnostic, and processes raster image data from small, medium, and large-format frame sensors capable of capturing visible RBG, multispectral, near-infrared, and thermal infrared data.


OneButton creates a complete image processing workflow for aerial image data and can front-end both GIS and analytics workflows to enable customers to solve challenging problems related to everything from agriculture and forestry to utilities and city planning. It is highly customisable to meet the needs of specific vertical market applications.


OneButton automatically processes raw raster imagery with onboard GPS/IMU data to stitch the individual scenes together into seamless, colour-balanced orthomosaics meeting photogrammetric precision and quality standards. Outputs include digital elevation models (DEMs), true colour 3D point clouds, and multispectral mosaics – all ready for ingestion directly into GIS and analytics software environments.


“Adoption of proven and easy to use tools is essential in helping industry professionals evolve with technology,” said CEO of Southern Cross Drones, Tom Piotrowski. “Icaros’ OneButton™ opens new opportunities for precise aerial data capture so any project manager can on any job site, whether in construction industry, mining, agriculture, can benefit from acquired data sets and quality workflows.  We are excited for becoming partner for such experienced mapping solution provider”, Tom Piotrowski has added.  

About Icaros Inc.

Based in Fairfax, Va., Icaros is a leading provider of geospatially accurate remote sensing software products and services. Since 2004, Icaros has provided solutions of the highest quality and precision to some of the largest organisations and governments in the world. For more information, please visit Icaros web site at www.icaros.us

About Southern Cross Drones. Pty Ltd

Southern Cross Drones is a Sydney, Australia based commercial UAV and sUAS company.  Founded in 2016 Southern Cross Drones provides range of unique drone based solutions aimed at civil engineering, surveying, mapping, mining, infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, search and rescue and law enforcement applications. Southern Cross Drones team of professionals is renowned for its competency in advising the best available solutions for specific requirements of their clients.  For more information, please visit website:  www.southerncrossdrones.com