eBee Geo

eBee Geo
Fixed-Wing Drone

Survey and map more for less

You’ve set your sights on the next job. Accuracy, site accessibility and safety define your success; and with a fixed-wing survey drone, you can capture more while reducing field time and costs.

eBee Geo is an affordable fixed-wing mapping drone designed to meet the highest demands of surveyors, civil engineers and GIS professionals worldwide. eBee Geo is rugged, intuitive to operate and makes surveying and mapping small to large areas faster and more efficient than using terrestrial surveying equipment alone. The data collected can quickly be processed into highly-accurate georeferenced orthomosaics, digital elevation models, digital surface models and high-density point clouds to bring additional value beyond common vectors. Designed to complement your surveying toolkit, eBee Geo comes with everything you need to get started, including professional drone camera technology and eMotion, senseFly’s proven flight planning software.

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Advanced

eBee Geo is a highly advanced drone solution for surveying and mapping. Lightweight yet incredibly durable, it’s designed to operate in the harshest conditions, thanks to its optimized airframe and ultra-tough under-body skin.

With eBee Geo, you can map up to 160 ha (395 ac) at 120 m (400 ft) with a maximum flight time of 45 minutes.
Need greater data precision? eBee Geo is also available with real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning.

Affordable

At senseFly, we believe our drone mapping solutions can help every surveyor and GIS professional map safer and smarter. With eBee Geo, we set out to capture all of those benefits into one affordable fixed-wing mapping drone package.

The result is a rugged and efficient drone suited to even the most demanding missions. Its professional camera or “Sensor Optimized for Drone Applications” (S.O.D.A.) ensures sharp, accurate mapping outputs, and eBee Geo’s streamlined and automated flights make mapping easy, scalable and affordable.

Trusted

eBee Geo is built upon more than 10 years of drone mapping experience. And like all senseFly drones, it’s backed by our industry-leading, global customer care, including a one-year limited warranty and lifetime hardware and eMotion software support.

All eBee Geo users also get access to our wide range of educational materials, such as the senseFly Knowledge Base, video tutorials and our online learning and training platform senseFly Academy.

senseFly S.O.D.A.

The eBee Geo comes with our purpose-built “Sensor Optimized for Drone Applications” (S.O.D.A.) camera optimized for quick, robust data capture in even the harshest conditions.

senseFly S.O.D.A.

senseFly S.O.D.A.

The senseFly S.O.D.A. (Sensor Optimized for Drone Applications) is the first camera built for professional drone use and has quickly become the reference sensor in its field. It captures amazingly sharp aerial images, across light conditions, with which to produce detailed, vivid orthomosaics and ultra-accurate digital surface models.

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senseFly S.O.D.A. Photogrammetry Camera

Accessories & Extensions

Multiple accessories and extensions are available for the eBee Geo, so you need only invest in the configuration that suits your business’ needs.

Includes eMotion

Simplicity meets power

Beginner-friendly, yet packed with advanced features to optimize results.

Flexible
Full 3D environment
Connected

Output compatibility

Orthomosaic raster

geoTIFF (.tiff), KML tiles (.png/.kml)

Compatible with

3D point cloud

.las, .laz, .ply, .ascii

Compatible with

Digital surface model (DSM)

geoTIFF (.tiff)

Compatible with

Contour lines

.dxf, .shp

Compatible with

Google Maps / Mapbox tiles

KML tiles (.png/.kml)

Compatible with

Undistorted images

.tiff

Compatible with

What our customers say

"To get even close to the same level of detail as the drone, using terrestrial methods, it would probably take a single surveyor upwards of two to three weeks."

Aidan O’Connor

Managing Director, ASM Ireland, Ireland

"The Oregon DOT's original goal was the capture high-res still images to check for defects, but when they realised we could get a 3D model - in effect a digital database of a structure - with the exact geometry of the object, that was something they were really excited about. "

Dan Gillins

Assistant Professor of Geomatics, Oregon State University, United States

Specifications

eBee Geo

Results

Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) at 122 m (400 ft)
2.8 cm (1.1 in)/pixel
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs)
Down to 3 cm (1.2 in)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs)
1 - 5 m (3 - 16 ft)
Lowest Ground Sampling Distance
1.1 cm (0.4 in)/pixel
Absolute X, Y, Z accuracy (RTK/PPK activated)
2.5 cm (1 in) RTK only

Hardware

Wingspan
116 cm (45.7 in)
Weight (incl. camera & battery)
1.3 kg (2.2 lb)
Electric motor
Low-noise, brushless
Radio link range
3 km nominal (up to 8 km) / 1.9 mi (up to 5 mi)
Detachable wings
Yes
Cameras (supplied)
senseFly S.O.D.A.
Cameras (optional)
There is no other camera compatible with eBee Geo
GNSS grade
Survey
Carry backpack dimensions
75x50x29 cm ( 30x20x11 in)
backpack weight (empty)
4.6 kg (8.8 lb)
Carry case dimensions (optional)
75x48x33 cm (30x19x13 in)

Software

Flight planning & control software (supplied)
eMotion
Automatic 3D flight planning
incl. in eMotion 3
3D environment
Yes
Photogrammetry software (optional)
Pix4Dmapper/Pix4DCloud/Pix4Dmatic/Pix4Dfields, Agisoft PhotoScan, Esri Drone2Map, DroneDeploy, Trimble Business Center, Autodesk® ReCap™, Bentley ContextCapture
Vegetation index calculation (w/optional photogrammetry software)
No
CAD / GIS (optional)
AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Trimble Business Center, Leica Geo Office, VAGNET Office Tools, ArcGIS, MicroStation & more

Operation

Cruise speed
40-110 km/h (11-30 m/s or 25-68 mph)
Wind resistance
Up to 46 km/h (12.8 m/s or 28.6 mph)
Maximum flight time
Limited to 45 minutes
Endurance extension available (fly more than 60 minutes)
No
Nominal coverage at 120 m (400 ft)
160 ha (~395 ac)
Max. flight range
30 km (~19 mi)
Post-processed kinematic (PPK)
No
Real-Time Kinematic / Virtual Base Station
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Unknown point
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Known point
Yes
Ground control points (GCPs)
Not required
Oblique imagery
No
Hand launch
Yes
Landing
Automatic Linear landing (5 m/16.4 ft accuracy in 20° angle cone)

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Enjoy our full support, wherever you are

senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates). We also understand that the best support is local support. That’s why we have created and continue to grow our global network of support service centres. Full training on our products, meanwhile, is available at every senseFly point of sale. Training typically lasts one day.

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Enjoy our full support, wherever you are

senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates). We also understand that the best support is local support. That’s why we have created and continue to grow our global network of support service centres. Full training on our products, meanwhile, is available at every senseFly point of sale. Training typically lasts one day.

Learn more