Drone Technology and Data Analysis

Drones are now becoming mature technology for data collection in agriculture, natural resources management, mining, facilities management, emergency response, and other fields. Working with drone data, however, is a non-trivial affair because it requires a special suite of knowledge and skills related to remote sensing, photogrammetry, spatial data management, spatial analysis, mapping, specialized equipment, and regulatory considerations. This introductory 4-hour workshop will provide an overview of drone technology and practical considerations for its applications, followed by a hands-on exercise for processing, analyzing and visualizing drone data in both 2D and 3D.  Participants are expected to bring a Windows/PC laptop computer to the workshop with recent versions of Pix4D Mapper and ArcGIS software applications installed (information for downloading and installing these applications will be e-mailed the week preceding the workshop). This is an introductory workshop. Basic experience with GIS, remote sensing, and/or drone technology will be useful, but is not required.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:30 to 10:15
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