What does the course involve?

This course has been designed from the ground up to ensure you have the primary knowledge to successfully plan for automated drone flight operations to capture land mapping data for orthomosaics, 3D models, detailed 3D maps and how to process all of the data.

You'll get shown how to output the data and present to your clients in an effective way.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    An Introduction to Land Surveying with Drones

    • Introduction
    • Who is this Course for
    • Topics Covered in this Course
    • Scope
    • What is Land Surveying
    • Potential Market
    • Drones Transforming the Industry
    • Accuracy and GSD
    • Relative vs Absolute Accuracy
    • Which Drone is Best for the Job?
    • Summary
  • 2

    Planning

    • Scope
    • Safety and Regulations
    • Equipment and App Check List
    • Nadir and Oblique Images
    • What is a Flight Plan
    • Off-site vs On-site Flight Plans
    • DroneDeploy Flight Plan
    • Flight Plan for Larger Sites
    • Test your learning
  • 3

    Capturing the data

    • Scope
    • Choosing the Best Take-off Point
    • Adjusting Flight Parameters
    • DroneDeploy Image Capture
    • Return to Home
    • Image Quality Check
    • Pix4D Flight Plan
    • Oblique Image Flight Plan
    • Test your learning
  • 4

    Processing the data

    • Scope
    • Definition of Outputs
    • Image Processing Software
    • Introduction to Pix4D
    • Pix4D Cloud Processing
    • Try it yourself
    • Pix4D Desktop Processing
    • Summary
    • Test your learning
  • 5

    Analysing the data in Google Earth

    • Scope
    • Introduction to Google Earth Pro
    • Post processing in Google Earth
    • Conclusion
  • 6

    Resources

    • DroneDeploy
    • Pix4D Cloud
    • Google Earth Pro
    • Free GSD Calculator from Propellor Aero
    • Sample Nadir Images for creating Orthomosaics
    • Sample Structures Mode Images for Orthomosaic and 3D Structures
    • Sample Oblique Images for 3D Model

Learn how to create detailed maps and 3D models with your drone

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Instructor

Matthew Williams

Head of Drone Operations

Matthew Williams

A leading light within the international aviation community with deep-seated roots within the unmanned training and operational delivery sectors. Matt has built a number of successful businesses centred around the ever-evolving unmanned aircraft space. He continues to manage an ever-growing team at the UK's leading unmanned aircraft training and operations company and also consults at the very highest levels in the sector in order to help explore and deliver practical and pragmatic solutions to problems faced by both regulatory bodies worldwide and those looking to exploit options to operate within regulatory frameworks.

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