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- Dale, Rising View
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- Tom, Auster Aviation
Exceeded expectations...
- Stuart, Dart3D.
5 stars...
- Philip, K2 Surveyors

If you have a small multi-rotor drone, are in current possession of a CAA 'Permission for Commercial Operations (PFCO)' and want to discover and learn a new drone imaging skill or to enhance your current commercial aerial services, we are delivering a 2-day drone/UAV business development workshop to help attendees accurately plan to acquire the best aerial imaging results possible with drones in order to produce and provide better imaging survey products for a variety of client end needs and uses.

The only drone mapping and business development course of its kind in the UK and which instructed by an Aerial Imaging and Spatial Analyst who has 25 years of proven knowledge and experience, these 2-day workshops are designed to teach the principles and fundamentals of aerial imaging, various imaging sensors and collection workflows in order to improve upon their spatial data acquisitions through various collection techniques for the onward creation of mapping and other technical geospatial products.

Why will your UAV operating business benefit by attending this...

  • INCREASE YOUR COMMERCIAL VALUE by providing informed planning consultation to your clients on how best to collect optimal drone aerial imaging for their bespoke mapping and surveying projects;
  • REDUCE, EVEN ELIMINATE PROCESSING ERRORS with photogrammetry software in order to produce better geospatial products and measurable data for your client's end requirements with better collected aerial imaging;
  • STAY AHEAD OF YOUR BUSINESS COMPETITORS and retain your valuable clients by knowing how to accurately collect drone aerial imaging for their mapping and surveying needs all the time, every time!
ARC Aerial Imaging Drone Mapping Workshop

In brief, what will this 2 day workshop entail...

Day 2

  • Practical flying modules with multi-rotor drones fitted with RGB sensors for mapping a site based on attendee's planned for missions...
  • The verification and processing of collected aerial imaging, via a cloud-based and/or desktop drone imagery software and compare the collected aerial imaging with that of planned for mapping mission outputs...
  • How to measure/record information from drone aerial imaging using known photogrammetry formulae and methodology...
  • The analytic and reporting tools available within a cloud-based processing application...
  • Continued workshop discussions/consolidation and onward guidance...

Day 1

  • Modules including the fundamentals and theory behind digital drone aerial imaging for mapping, surveying and photogrammetry uses...
  • How to manually plan to collect aerial imaging data whilst recognising drone platform, sensor, environmental and other pertinent planning factors...
  • Common drone mapping/surveying planning apps, the online/cloud-based and desktop software aerial imagery processing applications...
  • Drone mapping flight planning exercises based on a 'client's request for survey imagery' with the creation and storing of manually planned and autonomous drone mapping plans...
ARC Aerial Imaging Drone Mapping Workshop

Real practical mapping training experience...

A key element of this course is the opportunity to undertake a practical mapping task(s) in a real setting and which is based on a "client's RFI (request for imagery)".  Our experienced instructor will guide and support you though the exercises and there will be an opportunity to check/discuss imaging outputs during a relaxed post-mapping flight "debrief" session.  Practical exercises are typically conducted in small groups usually one instructor to no more than 6 attendees.

Where is this workshop held...

This workshop is held at a stunning stretch of the North Yorkshire coastline near to our North East of England (Cleveland/North Yorkshire) base.


What are the essential prerequisites before attending...

  • Attendees MUST already be a UK CAA-registered commercial drone operator and in current possession of a PFCO with appropriate insurance in place.
  • Attendees will need to be in possession of and are to bring their small multi-rotor drone with applicable RGB sensor(s) and lenses that they intend to use for the duration of the workshop*.

*This workshop will mostly focus on the use of small DJI multi-rotor drones (a list of these are detailed in the booking form below) due to our familarity with them, their flexibility on use, their broad use by other commercial operators, software/app cross-compatibilities and workshop duration constraints.

Additionally the fundamental and practical learning that can be drawn from these workshops can also be applied to those who may be stepping up their intents in the future by using other types of drones such as fixed-wing platforms.

Price to attend - £476*

End of Year Sale

*From 24th November 2017 and for 5 weeks only the fee to attend this highly recommended course will temporarily be £476 instead of the normal fee of £595 - that’s a HUGE SAVING of £119!

The workshop is inclusive of the following:

  • A Course Aide Memoir;
  • Various Drone Mapping Mission Planning Spreadsheets/Spatial Calculators;
  • Reference Guides;
  • Course Aerial Imagery (should weather preclude practical exercises);
  • WiFi Internet;
  • Refreshments;
  • A buffet luncheon provided for both days.

Offer expires on 31st December 2017 at 23:59 GMT.  Any bookings received after this date/time will be priced at the normal fee of £595.

Our 2018 North East workshop dates...

22nd - 23rd February 2018 - ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT
(booking and full payment to be received before 15th February to attend this workshop)

22nd - 23rd March 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 15th March to attend this workshop)

26th - 27th April 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 19th April to attend this workshop)

24th - 25th May 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 17th May to attend this workshop)

21st - 22nd June 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 14th June to attend this workshop)

26th - 27th July 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 19th July to attend this workshop)

23rd - 24th August 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 16th August to attend this workshop)

20th - 21st September 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 13th September to attend this workshop)

25th - 26th October 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 18th October to attend this workshop)

22nd - 23rd November 2018 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(booking and full payment to be received before 15th November to attend this workshop)

Book your attendance here.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.  Upon receipt of your booking, we will get back in touch to initially confirm your place.  If this is fully-booked due to earlier demand, we will contact you in order to confirm your attendance at the alternative date (if given).

Name *
What workshop date would you like to attend? *
If your selected workshop date is fully booked, what alternative date would also be suitable?
Is this booking made on the behalf of more than one attendee? *
If selected 'Yes', how many attendees is this booking for?
What small DJI multi-rotor drone will you be using during this workshop? *
If using the DJI Inspire 1 or Inspire 2 Quadcopter, what imaging sensor will you be using?
If using the X5 or X5S sensor onboard the DJI Inspire 1 or Inspire 2 Quadcopter, what lens will be fitted?
If you've used a drone mapping app, which one are you more familar with? *
What mobile operating system does your tablet device operate on? *
To date, how much overall flight time/experience do you have with your drone? *
Do you have any special dietary requirements? *

* Required field.

Disclaimer - ARC Aerial Imaging is not a CAA-approved NQE-certified commercial RPAS training provider and this workshop is an teaching service by informing and educating the attendee on the theory and practical aspects of aerial imaging mapping through the safe use of drones.  Operators are to adhere to their own drone safety operating procedures in accordance to their Operations Manual.

ARC Aerial Imaging will not accept any liability for any loss or damage to equipment or injury to any third parties during or after this workshop.

Our recommended onward data processing and presentation services...

Airograph are a Data Processing and Photogrammetry consultation solution who supply at both consumer and enterprise level for drone data applications.

The utilisation of modern technology and a skill set built upon experience, allows the Airograph team to not just deliver market leading quality products – but achieving fast turnaround and unparalleled customer service.

They are working closely with a number of UK based companies whom are leaders in the field of data capture as well as having steady growth with international presence.

Their goal is to continue to offer highly competitive pricing based on a simple structure and not to mention their drive and focus, to continually improve their workflows through research and development.

For more information please visit them at www.airograph.co.uk