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Aerial Mapping and Modeling with DroneDeploy Workshop Elevate your career in aerial mapping and modeling. Develop the skills you need to effectively gather, analyze and export mapping data.

In-Person Course

$ 1,490.00 First 30 Participants to Sign Up Get 10% Off | Use Code: WORKSHOP10

Improve Efficiency. Increase Safety. Reduce Costs.

Construction, engineering and agriculture are just a few of the industries that have begun to use drones to collect mapping and modeling data. High-quality maps can be produced more quickly and cheaply than with traditional methods, and the demand for drone mapping services is growing rapidly. This workshop is designed to teach students how to use the latest drone mapping technology to collect, analyze and export high-quality mapping and modeling data for commercial use.

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Two Day Workshop Schedule

Prerequisites

Day 1
Data Collection

  • Lesson 1: Intro to Mapping & Modeling
  • Lesson 2: Aerial Photogrammetry
  • Lesson 3: Getting Started with DroneDeploy
  • Flight Session 1:

    Collecting 2D Map Data
  • Lesson 4: 3D Modeling
  • Lesson 5: Using the Map Engine
  • Flight Session 2:

    Collecting 3D Modeling Data

Day 2
Data Analysis and Accuracy

  • Lesson 6: Analyzing Your Data
  • Lesson 7: Map Accuracy
  • Lesson 8: Ground Control Points
  • Flight Session 3:

    Using Ground Control Points
  • Lesson 9: Exporting Your Data
  • Lesson 10: The DroneDeploy App Market

Aerial Mapping and Modeling with DroneDeploy Workshop
Course Curriculum

  • Lesson 1
    Introduction to Mapping & Modeling

    • Types of Mapping Data
    • Types of Mapping Products
    • Platform and Payload Considerations
    • Mapping for Construction
    • Mapping for Agricultural Uses
    • Mapping for Engineering and Architecture
  • Lesson 2
    Aerial Photogrammetry

    • Principles of Photogrammetry
    • Photogrammetric Geometry
    • Aerial Triangulation
    • Photogrammetric Procedures
    • Common Coverage Errors
    • Georeferencing
    • Spatial Reference Systems
  • Lesson 3
    Getting Started with DroneDeploy

    • DroneDeploy Account Levels
    • Autonomous Flight Planning
    • Waypoints
    • Collecting Nadir Imagery for 2D Mapping
  • Lesson 4
    3D Modeling

    • Collecting Oblique Imagery for 3D Modeling
    • Orbit at End of Mission
    • DJI Point of Interest
    • Manual Collection
  • Lesson 5
    Using the Map Engine

    • Map Engine Processing Options
    • Map Engine Data Requirements
    • Uploading Datasets
    • Accessing the Final Product
    • Common Issues in Low Quality Maps
  • Lesson 6
    Analyzing Your Data

    • Layers of a DroneDeploy Map
    • Analyzing Evaluation Data
    • Performing Volumetric Calculations
    • Cut, Fill, and Volumetric Measurement Calculation
    • Lowest Point and Best Fit Base Planes
    • Adjusting Histogram to Change Elevation Values
  • Lesson 7
    Map Accuracy

    • Relative vs. Absolute Accuracy
    • Project Accuracy Requirements
    • Survey-Grade Accuracy
    • DroneDeploy Accuracy Levels
    • Factors that Improve Map Accuracy
    • Techniques to Improve Map Accuracy
  • Lesson 8
    Using Ground Control Points

    • Creating GCPs
    • Placing GCPs
    • Utilizing the GCP Checklist
    • Submitting GCPs in DroneDeploy
  • Lesson 9
    Exporting Your Data

    • Export Options in DroneDeploy
    • Static Layer Export Procedures
    • Custom Layer Export Procedures
    • Sharing Your Map
  • Lesson 10
    The DroneDeploy App Market

    • App Market for Enhanced DroneDeploy Capabilities
    • AirMap App
    • Linear Mapping App
    • Overlap Optimizer App
    • PDF Annotation Report
    • EZRoof App
    • Quick Map Overlays App
    • Tensor Flight App
    • GCP Volume Analysis
    • KML & SHP Import
    • Verifly App
    • AirData UAV Sync App

Upcoming Classes

Jan 25 - Jan 26

Orlando, fl
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
TBD
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$1490

Feb 22 - Feb 23

Dallas, tx
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Garland
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$1490

Mar 29 - Mar 30

Boston, ma
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
TBD
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$1490

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Our Aerial Mapping Workshop Flight Instructors

Our instructors use their real-world industry experience to help you succeed in mapping and modeling.

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Colin Romberger

Colin is a both a private pilot and advanced ground instructor, and holds a Master’s Degree in UAS Design and Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has been building and flying R/C aircraft for over 20 years, and currently owns and operates a drone services company in Pennsylvania with a focus on mapping and inspections.

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Alex Abatie

Alex brings over 20 years of experience as a photographer and design director to the commercial drone industry. He owns and operates Hawkeye Workshop, an aerial photography company serving the film, real estate, and construction industries in Southern California. He also holds Sport Pilot and Remote Pilot certificates from the FAA.

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Karl Schwab

Karl designs and implements multi-camera sensor systems for drone platforms and utilizes his commercial remote pilot privileges almost daily. He has used drones for a wide variety of industrial applications, including tower inspection, survey/mapping, and roof inspection. Karl is also licensed commercially in single and multi-engine airplanes.

Aerial Mapping and Modeling Workshop FAQs

I am new to drones. Is this the right course for me?

The Aerial Mapping and Modeling Workshop is an advanced training course. To attend the Workshop, we require students to understand how to fly a drone safely and to have already acquired a Part 107 Certificate. The class does not teach about how to fly a drone. If you have not flown before and have not passed the Part 107 exam, we recommend that you take our Drone Pilot Training course and/or Part 107 Test Prep course at least 4 weeks prior to attending the Workshop.

Will this help me get a drone job in aerial mapping?

If you have an interest in getting aerial mapping jobs, this Workshop is a great way to get started. There is a lot of very specific information that you will need to understand to perform an aerial mapping mission. This course is designed to get you started. We will also point you in the right direction of companies hiring aerial mappers.

Will the Workshop be hosted in more cities in the future?

The Workshop dates currently on our website are likely the only dates for 2017. We will announce a 2018 Workshop schedule as we get closer to those dates. All of our Workshops are also available to be taught as a private group training for an enterprise or government entity. Contact our sales team to learn more.

If I have no mapping experience, is this class a good fit?

This class is great for someone new to mapping and also someone with mapping experience looking to get into aerial mapping.

Can I bring my drone to the workshop?

Our instructor will provide a drone for you to fly in the class. For insurance and liability purposes, students MUST use the provided equipment or provide proof of liability insurance with DARTdrones LLC named as an additional insured prior to the course.

How many students are in the class?

The Aerial Mapping and Modeling Workshop may have between 6 – 30 people in the course. For every 8 students, we will add an additional instructor to ensure ample flight time.

How much flight time is in the class?

Although the course will not focus on flight time (as students should have a comprehensive understanding of how to fly prior to the course), the instructors will take the students outdoors on four occasions to conduct a real time Aerial Mapping and Modeling mission.

What are the prerequisites?

The Aerial Mapping and Modeling Workshop is an advanced training course. To attend the Workshop, we require students to understand how to fly a drone safely and to have already acquired a Part 107 Certificate. The class does not teach about how to fly a drone. If you have not flown before and have not passed the Part 107 exam, we recommend that you take our Drone Pilot Training course and/or Part 107 Test Prep course at least 4 weeks prior to attending the Workshop.

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