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Better photogrammetry software by people who have been there.

The tools we needed to perform effectively in the field didn’t exist. So we built them ourselves.

The Mapware Story

Mapware got its start on the service side, performing rapid disaster response for large telecoms.

In too many situations, first responders couldn’t see beyond the next blocked road. Some teams were even relying on paper maps and sticky notes to disseminate information, wasting vital time and energy — two precious resources in an emergency scenario.

Something was missing. We didn’t just need to quickly and easily collect accurate data. We needed to make it available to everyone, from leadership to the boots on the ground.

We set out to create better software that takes the limitations and frustrations out of processing, storing, and accessing large amounts of data.

That’s how Mapware was born.

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We did drone data collection in the field for years, so we understand what good photogrammetry software needs to do — and built ours to go above and beyond.


Our powerful tech enabled us to transform from a small business to a partner of the Air Force in just a few years.


We continue to pursue innovation with other leading companies in big data processing, like our cohort partners in the Verizon 5G First Responder Lab.


Mapware was one of the first drone companies ever deployed for disaster response in the U.S. We’ve responded to 4 out of the last 5 hurricanes that made landfall.


We’ve built custom, specialized UAS and GIS processing solutions for some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies.


The Mapware team has operated over 1,000 flights and has 5 years of experience with a variety of projects, from pipeline inspections to precision agriculture and beyond.


We’re an American company through and through. Our software is made here, our investors are based here, and we’re proud to be a veteran-friendly employer.


We’re members of ARCNet, FIAC FEDSIM, and AFWERX.


Mapware is committed to protecting the natural world through environmental initiatives and donations to environmental causes.

Interested in working with us?

We’re open to strategic partnerships with government agencies, private businesses, and drone operators.

CAGE code: 83BX3 DUNS number: 07-961-5232

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Our Mission

Our mission is to make advanced geospatial intelligence available to everyone, so organizations can perceive, comprehend, and predict the world around them and act decisively within it.

We aim to empower organizations with automation and AI, enabling them to create detailed, accurate representations in the digital world so they can take action in the physical world.

Our Vision

We envision a world where a rich understanding of the physical world is common, and where the digital world can help change the physical world for the better.

As a team, we seek to advance knowledge of the physical world through measurable, searchable, scientifically-sound data.

We believe in people. We believe if we enable people with common, advanced, trustworthy tools of discernment, that they will make decisions that create a happier, safer, healthier world.

Our Awards


Air Force Phase II Strategic Interest award ($6 million in strategic funding)


First cohort of startups chosen for the Verizon 5G First Responder Labs


Alumni of the Capital Factory Accelerator Program

Group 24

Alumni of the NVIDIA Inception Program


Winner of the MDS hackathon for implementation of AI/ML techniques for image analysis

Fast Company

Recipient of FastCompany’s Innovation by Design Award for Social Good


Joe Sullivan inducted into the 2020 class of the Mindshare network for top D.C. innovators and CEOs

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Protecting endangered birds with the U.S. Air Force

Mapware helped build a vegetative analysis software toolkit (VAST), advanced software that helps the Air Force monitor forests, tree health, and golden-cheeked warbler habitat.

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Developing new technology for first responders

Mapware joined with other leaders in big data processing and reality augmentation to develop, test, and optimize new solutions for first responders as part of the Verizon 5G Lab.

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Our team


Joe Sullivan

Founder & CEO
Jeff Brooks_Founder _ CMO

Jeff Brooks

Founder & COO
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Nathan Sullivan

Founder & CTO

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