Mapping solution optimized to deliver geo-located high resolution imagery directly to GIS and interactive mapping applications

Using our unique family of products and services, American Aerospace offers a complete scalable imaging system for your manned or unmanned aircraft.

We specialize in what matters to you most - providing high resolution actionable data products to your experts in the field and across your enterprise when they need it.

InstiMaps provides a GIS enabled, secure, OGC compliant back-end network which allows your data to be evaluated, analyzed and shared by any member of your team with a browser enabled device. Users can extract information products out of your imagery then analyze, classify and visualize critical intelligence to accelerate the decision making process.

OGC compliant outputs such as Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS) are available. Additional formats and publication options including Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) and extensions for Catalogue Service (CSW) and Web Processing Service (WPS) can also be created.

InstiMaps can be configured to operate in the cloud or on a local server. If an airborne network is available, sensor data can be downloaded during flight in near real time. No network? No problem. Data can also be downloaded post-flight.

The Payload


The InstiMaps airborne payload includes a 36MPx DSLR camera for visible imagery and a calibrated Long Wave IR camera for thermal imagery. Both are mounted on a light weight optical bench with an integrated GPS/INS solution.

InstiMaps 3.0

  • Fully integrated end to end solution
  • Simultaneous Visible and Long Wave IR cameras
  • Individual direct geo-referenced images
  • Multiple lens options
  • Integrated GPS/INS
  • 2 ARM quad core single board computers
  • Control over IP network
  • Variable rate image capture
  • Continuous capture for hours

Some User Tools

InstiMaps Web Map

From the InstiMaps server your Geo-located imagery, value added data products and data points are accessible to your team for exploitation. InstiMaps Web Map allows for review of your current collect, all past collects, historic and newly generated data points. Heat-maps, IR data thresholds, 3D point clouds and other data points are simultaneously accessible through Web Map.

InstiMaps GeoPlayer&trade

InstiMaps GeoPlayer is based on our patented technology and was developed for the detailed comparison of two Geo-located data sets. Compare your current collect to any historic data set in both VIS and calibrated LWIR.


Right-of-Way Inspection and Patrol

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Right of Way Review - Third Image

Right-of-Way integrity managers are responsible for the condition of the ROW. InstiMaps can be flown as often as necessary per regulatory requirements. Using InstiMaps Web Map, users can view geo-located data from all collects. The upper left picture shows several images along a ROW. Zooming in (upper right) shows an active construction project with an added data marker. The picture on the left is the same location from a subsequent collect showing the completed project.

Route Reconnaissance for Emergency Response

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Reconnaissance for Emergency Response - Third Image

For emergency response, First Responders need to know the best routes to gain access to affected areas. Knowing if bridges survived the storm is important. Incident Commanders can task aircraft to gather imagery using InstiMaps. Then with InstiMaps Web Map, Incident Commanders can view the status of roadways and plan routes accordingly . The upper left picture shows several images along a proposed access route. Zooming in (upper right) shows the bridge is still standing. The picture on the left is the same bridge at a higher zoom level.

Fire Mapping

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Where there's smoke there's fire. But where? Incident Commanders can task aircraft to gather imagery using InstiMaps. Then with InstiMaps Web Map, Incident Commanders can view VIS and IR imagery to better understand exactly where the fire line is. The upper left picture shows several images along a mountain ridgeline. Zooming in (upper right) and using the transparency tool shows a closer view of combined VIS and thresholded IR. The picture on the left is the same area at a higher zoom level with the thresholded IR turned up.

Maritime Patrol

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Maritime Patrol - Third Image

InstiMaps can also be used for maritime applications. The upper left picture shows images of a linear collect along a shipping channel. Using the transparency tool (upper right) shows a view of combined VIS and thresholded IR, making the ships in the channel easier to find. Once the ships are located, zoom in for a closer look (left).

InstiMaps is available as a product, a service, or a combination of both.

We also offer flight services with both manned and unmanned aircraft.

Contact us to configure a solution that works for you.

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