Introduction to Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping, Surveying and Photogrammetry Course
Introduction to Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping, Surveying and Photogrammetry Course
Since April 2017, ARC Aerial Imaging has been delivering its highly-regarded and market-leading 'Introduction to Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping, Surveying and Photogrammetry Course' on a regular and national basis.
It is the only one of its kind in terms of its training format and syllabus that's currently being delivered in the UK and which is instructed by an accredited Aerial Imaging and Spatial Analyst who has over 25 years of specialist knowledge and experience, this 2-day course covers the fundamentals and principles of aerial imaging to enhance commercial sUAS operators’ knowledge in mapping with drones by understanding how to accurately plan and collate this imaging form from various sUAS platforms and digital sensing in order to produce and present enhanced geospatial products with photogrammetry and GIS applications through classroom and practical-based learning.
This continuous professional and business development course is intended for qualified and experienced individual drone operators or drone-operating organisations who are commercially engaged in industries such as construction, precision agriculture, structural inspection and surveying, the emergency services and photogrammetry and are seeking to up-skill their current service deliverables or are requiring to train their staff in mapping and surveying with drones.
If your business or organisation is utilising drones in its operations and are seeking to continually develop its services, ARC Aerial Imaging can bring this course to your organisation's premises and for an all-inclusive instructional fee thus saving your organisation in time and additional expenditure for individual employee training, travel and other associated expenses. We can even bring along our own visual presentation equipment should your organisation not have this available.
If you think this training would be of benefit by having it being instructed at your organisation, get in touch with us via our contact webpage.
Types of Drones for Aerial Imaging Mapping and their Sensing Components;
Understanding the types of Aerial Imaging;
Understanding Aerial Imaging Instantaneous Field of View (IFoV), their Resolutions, interpretabilities and Ground Sample Distances (GSD);
How to calculate for Aerial Imaging IFoVs and GSDs;
What affects IFoVs and GSDs on Nadir Aerial Imagery and how we can improve them;
The "gist" of Photogrammetry;
Understanding Platform Positional and Imagery Accuracy, Precisions and their Errors;
The use and deployment of Ground Control Points;
Planning Considerations for various Mapping Imagery Acquisitions;
Typical Drone Flight Planning Workflows;
Understanding Drone System Limitations;
Recognising and Understanding the Operating Environment for Mapping;
Recommended Sensor Collection Settings for Mapping;
Nadir Drone Mapping Planning Considerations for Small and Large Environments;
Oblique Drone Mapping Planning for Structural Surveying, Inspection, Facade Mapping and 3D Modelling;
Common Autonomous Drone Mapping Planning Apps - their individual differences and uses.
Drone Mapping Planning and Practical Exercises;
Drone Aerial Imagery Collection Validation;
Common Aerial Imaging Collection Errors and how to Plan to Reduce/Eliminate them;
The creation of a basic and non-controlled Imagery Map;
Common Drone Aerial Imaging Processing Software;
Processing and Presenting Geospatial Information using Photogrammetry and GIS applications.
A key element of this course is the opportunity to undertake a series of practical mapping task(s) and which is based on a "client's RFI (Request For Imagery)". Our experienced instructor will guide attendees through their individual mapping imaging exercises which are typically conducted in small groups, usually to a course maximum of 6.
The course's fee is inclusive of the following:
A Certificate of Attendance;
A comprehensive Course Aide Memoir;
Various Drone Mapping Mission Planning Spreadsheets/Spatial Calculators;
Course sUAS Aerial Imagery;
A buffet luncheon is provided for both days (subject to booked numbers).
This is not a residential course and accommodation will need to be individually sought for by attendees.
15th - 16th August 2019 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 8th August 2019 to attend this course)
19th - 20th September 2019 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 12th September 2019 to attend this course)
17th - 18th October 2019 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 10th October 2019 to attend this course)
21st - 22nd November 2019 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 14th November 2019 to attend this course)
27th - 28th February 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 20th February 2020 to attend this course)
19th - 20th March 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 12th March 2020 to attend this course)
23rd - 24th April 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 16th April 2020 to attend this course)
21st - 22nd May 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 14th May 2020 to attend this course)
23rd - 24th July 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 16th July 2020 to attend this course)
27th - 28th August 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 20th August 2020 to attend this course)
24th - 25th September 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 17th September 2020 to attend this course)
22nd - 23rd October 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 15th October 2020 to attend this course)
26th - 27th November 2020 - SPACES AVAILABLE
(book before 19th November 2020 to attend this course)
In the years that ARC Aerial Imaging has been instructing this market-leading ‘Phase 2’ UAV training course it continually evolves; its content moves forward with new materials being added, current modules are enhanced and attendees are shown new and innovative ways on how to accurately plan and collate drone-acquired aerial imaging to produce and present their geospatial-related outputs in cost-effective ways and in professional looking contexts.
If you’re a past attendee (of 12 months or more) of our highly regarded ‘Introduction to Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping, Surveying and Photogrammetry Course’, we are now providing it as a FULL 2 DAY REFRESHER COURSE to our alumni as part of their continuous professional and business development for an ALL-INCLUSIVE and LOW FEE of £245.
These refresher courses ONLY APPLIES to our NORTH YORKSHIRE training venue and it will be instructed on the same published North Yorkshire training dates below. Inclusive of this low attendance fee will be revised course materials that are listed above.
* Required field.
Attendees MUST already be a UK CAA-registered commercial drone operator and in current possession of a valid PfCO*;
Have appropriate Public Liability insurance in place for their drone operations;
Attendees will need to be in possession of and are to bring their small multi-rotor drone with applicable sensor(s) and lenses that they intend to use for the practical element of the course and that are compatible with the use of autonomous mission planning software/mapping planning apps**.
* A valid PfCO and PL Insurance are required for the practical element of this workshop however if prospective attendees who are not in possession of one can still book to attend but may not be permitted to operate their drones during the practical exercise module.
** This course mostly focuses on the use of DJI multi-rotor drones due to our familiarity with them, their flexibility and broad commercial use by other commercial operators and having software/app cross-compatibilities. However, the fundamental and practical learning that can be drawn from this course can also be applied to those organisations who may be using other forms of multi-rotor drones and/or with fixed-wing platforms.
By booking on our course you have agreed to comply to our Course Terms and Conditions.
Upon receipt of your booking, we will get back in touch to initially acknowledge/confirm your place. If your chosen course is fully-booked due to earlier demand, we will contact you confirming your attendance at the alternative date (if selected).
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 attending this course.
Ely Cathedral Conference Centre,
Palace Green, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EW
8-10 Corn Exchange Road,
Stirling, Scotland, FK8 2HU