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Geospatial data on demand

How did we identify a niche in the geospatial market?

We are an innovative, aviation focused geospatial consultancy that aims to revolutionize access to information by providing high-quality data that is accurate, reliable, and relevant to the needs of our customers, introducing simplified processes, and a subscription-based model with known fixed costs.

Christchurch International Airport

Aerodrome Safeguarding

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We provide comprehensive OLS modelling, survey, and analysis services. Our in-house aviation experts model your OLS to NZ Part 139 and ICAO Annex 14 requirements. We can also model other important aviation considerations such as CAA Part 77 obstacle notification surfaces (cranes), Visual Segments Surfaces (VSS), and published or concept instrument procedures. We have extensive experience collecting OLS survey data using our aerial and ground-based systems. Leveraging the strengths of both photogrammetry and LiDAR technologies allows a more complete and detailed representation of the airport environment in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our OLS analysis service evaluates the impact of terrain and obstacles that affect the airport's operational OLS. We can then work with our aviation consultant partners to develop recommendations for their management.

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Geospatial Services

Our interoperable multi-sensor mapping system allows us to collect high-resolution RGB and Near Infrared aerial imagery using both manned and unmanned platforms. Where drones are suitable for smaller-scale projects, aircraft surveys are ideal for large-scale projects requiring extensive coverage. Combining the capabilities of both platforms in an interoperable mapping system allows us to optimize resources, increase data collection efficiency, and capture comprehensive and accurate mapping information across a wide range of applications and scales.

Aerial Survey
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We are committed to providing technological innovation, a customer-centric approach, and exceptional industry consulting.

Our vision is to revolutionize and enhance the accessibility of geospatial data, ensuring its availability to a wider audience. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality and reliable data that can be trusted for its accuracy and dependability.

Superior service and

ease of engagement

We prioritize customer satisfaction by providing exceptional service and unprecedented ease of engagement. Our user-friendly platform and responsive support ensure a seamless experience from start to finish.

Simplified data capture and delivery process

We handle the entire data capture and delivery process, relieving customers of the burden of managing complex operations. Our team ensures efficient and accurate data collection, processing, and delivery, saving valuable time and resources for our customers.

Subscription-based model with fixed costs

To eliminate pricing uncertainties, we offer a simplified subscription model. Customers have a known fixed cost for their geospatial data needs, providing budget predictability and financial transparency.

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from $100

per ha *

Drone Survey Progress Tracking

ideal for small to medium sites

  • Orthorectified Aerial Imagery (GeoTIFF, ECW, JP2)

  • Digital Surface Model (GeoTIFF, ASCII)

  • Digital Terrain Model (GeoTIFF, ASCII)

  • Colourized Point Cloud (LAS/LAZ, E57, RCP, XYZ)

  • Full control of your data with a dedicated web-based map

  • Compare, measure, profile, and volume tools



from $100

per sqkm *

Aerial Mapping 

Classic Approach

large area capture on-demand from fixed wing aircraft 

  • True Orthophoto RGB, NIR (GeoTIFF, ECW, JP2)

  • Digital Surface Model (GeoTIFF, ASCII)

  • Share data with industry-standard formats (WMS/WMTS/XYZ)

  • Dedicated web-based map for data interaction

  • Compare and measure tools




Reality Capture 

Data Fusion

hybrid approach to data collection and visualisation

  • True Orthophoto RGB, NIR (GeoTIFF, ECW, JP2)

  • Multi-directional Oblique Images (TIF, JPG)

  • Digital Surface Model (GeoTIFF, ASCII)

  • LiDAR Scanning (LAS/LAZ, E57, RCP, XYZ)

  • 3D Reality Mesh (Bentley 3SM/3MX, Cesium 3D Tiles, ESRI SLPK, FBX, OBJ )

  • 360 Panoramic Street Imagery (Georeferenced)

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* Get in touch so we can understand your specific requirements, needs, and any additional customization or services you might require. This is a crucial step as it allows us to explore the possibilities for tailoring the product to better suit your needs. Options to save up to 10% if signed for an annual subscription.


We are blackmaps geospatial

blackmaps is an innovative geospatial consultancy that aims to revolutionize access to information by providing high-quality data that is accurate, reliable, and relevant to the needs of our customers, introducing simplified processes, and a subscription-based model with known fixed costs.


Founded by Maksym and Bevan, industry experts in technology-driven mapping and aviation, blackmaps is poised to transform the way we obtain and interact with geospatial data.

The Black Maps are some of the earliest survey plans of the Canterbury Land District. By revitalizing an old name we are not just changing the surface-level appearance; we want to renew its purpose, relevance, and meaning to create a powerful connection with the digital present while honoring its historical roots.

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