Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workshop - MSU
Date: June 12, 2017 - June 14, 2017
Location: MSU Geography Building, Room 219, 673 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI
This unique three-day course, taught by experts in the fields of Aviation and GIS, teaches participants how to fly drones and collect data within existing regulations, and then turn data into a usable product. Participants will leave the course with a clear understanding of the Drone-to-GIS workflow, including becoming a Remote Pilot-in-Command*, planning and completing missions and analyzing the resultant data.
This course is relevant for professionals in agriculture, planning, natural resource management, engineering, construction, GIS and more.
*This course is not intended to be a Remote Pilot Certificate prep course. It is recommended you invest time in further study before taking the exam. A prep course from NMC is available.
Duration: 3 days
Suggested Prerequisite: None
During the course, participants will complete the following:
- Learn current FAA regulations & requirements for obtaining an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate
- Plan & Execute autonomous drone missions
- Manually operate multi-rotor drones
- Process imagery into usable products, such as image mosaics, surface models and indices
- Learn the basics of visible and near-infrared (VNIR) remote sensing, ground control data collection, photogrammetric principles and more
- Examine drone data along with existing publicly-available GIS data using freeware (QGIS and QT Reader) and commercial GIS software (ArcGIS)
Visit the Instructor-Led training page to register.