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Price: £349 + VAT

This course includes presentations and software demonstrations of presentations along with practical post production of imagery and the processing of captured data. 

  • Digital imaging
  • Software demonstration and case studies (inc free and paid software)
  • Photogrammetry theory and practice
  • Workflow and outputs

This course is classroom based and has a maximum capacity of ten students to maintain a high level of candidate experience. This course is held at both our Heathrow and Portsmouth locations. 

If you would like this course to be conducted for your team at your location, please contact us to find out more or complete the 'contact us' form at the bottom of the page. A member of our team will provide you with all the information needed.


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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 the data captured. Having the best understanding of capturing the data will increase the best 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 georeferencing 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. Industrial case studies will be explored, including large survey operations in challenging operational environments.

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If you have any questions about the course or you would like have one of our representative contact you. Please complete the form below. 

Qualification
No prerequisite to attend this course.
“The UAQ-Media course was extremely detailed and covered everything I needed and wanted to learn in a simple, easy to understand way over a short period of time. From starting out as a complete novice, I now feel very confident in flight planning, knowing my legal limitations and flying safely.”
Lindsay McCrae, Camera Operator

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