Curriculum

Schedule

Module 1: Introduction

  • Why UAS?
  • Examples
  • Platforms
  • Sensors

Module 2: Flight Planning

  • Regulations
  • Airspace
  • Checklists
  • Personnel
  • Equipment
  • Flight plans

Module 3: Flight Operations

  • Launch/land fixed-wing UAS
  • Operate multi-rotor UAS
  • Mapping using fixed-wing UAS
  • Mapping using multi-rotor UAS
  • Oblique imagery captures using multi-rotor UAS
  • Video imagery captures using multi-rotor UAS
  • Inspection data capture using multi-rotor UAS
  • 3D modeling data capture using multi-rotor UAS
  • Virtual reality data capture using multi-rotor UAS

Module 4: Data processing

  • Flight data processing
  • Generating orthophotos (Pix 4D)
  • Generating point clouds (Pix 4D)
  • Generating 3D mesh (Pix 4D)
  • Generating virtual reality (Hangar)

Module 5: Analytics

  • 2D Mapping (ArcGIS/QGIS)
  • Point cloud analysis (ArcGIS/QT Modeler)
  • Terrain analysis (ArcGIS/QT Modeler)
  • Volume estimation (QT Modeler)

Module 6: Data Sharing

  • Online web maps (ArcGIS Online)
  • 3D Models (SketchFab)
  • Virtual reality (Hangar)

Module 7: Considerations

  • Case studies
  • IT
  • Personnel
  • Organizational challenges

Learning Objectives

  • Drone Overview: Safety, platforms, sensors, regulations, example datasets
  • Flight Operations Overview: eMotion demo, flight videos, checklists, documentation
  • Flight Planning: Participants learn how to plan a mission using the flight planning software eMotion and Pix4D Capture App
  • Data Processing: Participants will learn how to process the data collected in the field. Participants will learn about the quality report and data products the processing creates
  • Data Analysis: Participants will open the collected data in different software and data formats and perform basic analysis
    • Software: QT Modeler, ArcGIS
    • Data: Imagery (.tif), digital surface model (.tif), digital terrain model (.tif), 3D Point Cloud (.laz/.las)
  • Fixed-Wing Flight Operations: Participants will learn how to plan and conduct a mission using fixed-wing platform eBee
  • Quadcopter Flight Operations: Participants will learn how to plan and conduct a mission using quadcopter platform DJI Phantom 4