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Te Papa, Waitangi Park, Wellington )2019)

Aerial Surveys

Delivering excellence in geospatial data collection and mapping for over 40 years in New Zealand

Through the delivery of quality geospatial information we are committed to helping our clients make more informed decisions.

Welcome to Aerial Surveys, the leading aerial surveying and mapping company in New Zealand.  Established in 1979 we have been delivering quality airborne surveying services and mapping for over 40 years and have a wealth of experience in our local conditions.

With our commitment to outstanding service and technological excellence it is our vision to be New Zealand's leading and most innovative aerial survey and mapping service provider.  We continue to introduce modern, world class technologies to meet the fast evolving needs of clients and achieve this through direct investment and developing partnerships with other operators around the world.  In this way we can ensure New Zealand enjoys the benefits of the latest, most efficient and capable technologies available.  

LiDAR Data Captured with the Superior Teledyne Optech Galaxy Prime Sensor

World leading technology here in New Zealand

We offer a variety of remote sensing and mapping products and services. Using our experience and innovative thinking we can design solutions suitable for different industries and needs, adding value in the process.


Building strong relationships through excellent customer service, engagement and delivery is how we like to work.

Beehive & Parliament Buildings, Wellington (2018)

Aerial Ortho Imagery

Spatially rectified imagery using world class mapping cameras from Vexcel and PhaseOne

Westpac Stadium, Wellington (5 cm GSD 2019)

Photogrammetric Mapping

Photogrammetric products  including digital elevation/terrain models, contours and topographical feature collection for informed decision making

Nelson Port (Colourised LiDAR Point Cloud High Density 2020)

3D Imagery and Data

3D visualisations and simulations using the latest technologies and point cloud data

Christchuch City, 6 Years On (24 Feb 2017)

Disaster Response Services

Fast response capture and mapping services for immediate support to emergency response and medium term

Mt Eden & Auckland Domain, Auckland CBD (DSM 2014)

Airborne LiDAR

High density, high accuracy classified LiDAR data using the most advanced topographical LiDAR sensors from Teledyne Optech

Nelson Forestry, Motueka River (2014)

Forestry Mapping

The combination of imagery and LiDAR data offer powerful tools for measuring, planning, managing and harvesting forests

Vexcel UCE Digital Camera

Data Capture Services

With a variety of survey aircraft we offer flying and capture services using other sensors including 3D cameras, thermal and hyperspectral sensors

Hutt Valley, Wellington (6 Aug 1968)

Historical Library

Substantial historical library dating back to the 1950s ideal for viewing change over time or identification of land use over time

Capturing New Zealand Wide

Customised solutions to meet a wide variety of needs across many industries

Our Focus

Our Focus

Our products and services are used in many different industries as the use of geospatial intelligence grows.

The geospatial data and products we deliver are used in a wide variety of applications and are GIS ready.




Utilities & Resources



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Disaster Response




Agriculture &


Superior Urban and Rural Imagery

Captured with world class mapping camera technology designed for optimal accuracy, quality and efficiency

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Featuring some of the amazing landscapes of New Zealand

Our image library is extensive so if you have a need for more historical imagery or data get in touch.

Extensive Imagery and Data Library

An image library dating back to the 1960s

Simultaneous Near Infrared Imagery Capture

Delivering additional image analysis capability

Looking for an exciting change? View our open positions or submit an application.
Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust 2022 Corporate Supporter

Community Support

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust Sponsorship

Aerial Surveys has again sponsored the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) for the 2022 year.

 We are proud to have been a ARHT corporate sponsor for 10 years, helping support this iconic service which was established in 1970 as the world's first ever civilian surf rescue helicopter service.

Over the last 50 years the service has been tasked to over 20,000 thousands missions and is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in saving lives.

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