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The course includes presentations and software demonstrations along with practical post production of imagery. Sample data throughout the course is taken from construction sites, land surveying and airfields from across the UK.

                                       

                                                               Dates:                                                              Dates:

                                          Heathrow 12 - 13 Nov 2019                        Portsmouth 08 - 09 Dec 2020

                                          Heathrow 10 - 11 Jan  2019                         Portsmouth 08 - 09 Jan 2020

The two-day course will enable you to maximise the value of the data collected by your drone. It will also cover flight planning for optimum coverage, and processing techniques to ensure the accuracy and utility of data captured. Having the best understanding of capturing the data will increase the use of your flight time. Led by highly experienced SUA Operators, candidates will explore the art of the possible, using theory, workflows and case studies

Candidates who are interested in a broader scope of close range photogrammetry or require practical flying tuition can contact our team to discuss further.              

Having the ability to capture images and turn it into meaningful data is key!
Andy Huggett - Training Manager UK

The Aerial Surveying course will cover:

Digital imaging – The quality of the raw data is fundamental to a successful project.  This section will focus on the requirements for producing the highest quality imagery and will include discussion on camera settings, lenses, field of view, resolution, distortion, ground sampling distance (GSD), coverage/overlap and photo-control.

Photogrammetry theory and practice – A brief background to place today’s advances in context and a little theory to explain how the process works are the subjects of this session. It will include an explanation of the perspective effect of a camera’s central projection and how 3D data is produced from an orientated and overlapping series of 2D images both for stereo mapping and the modern multi-image software products

Workflow and outputs – With the emphasis on flight planning, field checking and quality control at each stage of the process the survey outputs available to the SUA user will be explained. These include photogrammetric point clouds, triangular surface meshes, textured 3D models, raster digital elevation models for GIS, orthophotography and 3D vector data collection

Software demonstration and case studies – Active demonstration of parts of the workflow using one or more software suites will help to crystallise the information learnt from the previous sessions. It will include a discussion of the settings available to improve the output, observation of control points for geo-referencing and a brief look at vector data collection in 3D. Case studies will be shown, some of which may stray outside of the SUA realm to demonstrate the flexibility of photogrammetry in supplementing the airborne data using terrestrial imagery.


Qualification
“ “During Drone Flight Essentials, John imparted some truly valuable insights based on his own extensive operational experience. I learned a lot during the course and feel much more confident in my practical understanding of how to safely operate drones now.””
Daniel Levine, Owner and CEO
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