Online Drone Survey Course

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Maximise your drone's potential and learn essential UAV operation techniques and application knowledge with our Online UAV Survey Course.

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Drones have become a must-have tool for surveyors, delivering cost-effective, accurate, efficient data capture across a wide range of projects and industries.

Looking to up skill your drone surveying capabilities? Register now for our comprehensive Drone Survey Course, where you’ll gain access to years of industry experience.

Condensed into invaluable, easy to follow modules, this course has been expertly designed to streamline your journey to becoming a proficient UAV surveyor.


Course Outline

Introduction to Course and brief overview of each component of a drone survey 
Overview of the course objectives and structure
Introduction to what’s involved in a drone survey
Walk through of dataset collection

Module 1: Border 
Purpose of flight border
Introduction to border creation in different flight apps
Using DJI Pilot 2 to import or manually create a border
Accuracy at flight border demonstration
Key takeaways for creating a border

Module 2: Flight Pattern 
Exploration of flight patterns and their role in aerial survey planning
What environments require a single grid, double grid with oblique camera or linear/corridor flight pattern
Techniques for planning efficient flight paths while not breaking property laws
Consideration of higher camera angles when using different flight patterns

Module 3: Height 
Selecting appropriate flight heights based on survey requirements
The correlation between ground sampling distance and survey accuracy
Demonstration of how height affects resolution
Case studies illustrating how height choices can affect site time, dataset size and survey outputs
Why maintaining a consistent height above ground level is important
Demonstration on how to use the terrain aware feature in different flight apps
How height has an impact on your overlap settings

Module 4: Overlap 
Examination of overlap settings in aerial surveying and its importance
Adjusting overlap settings to adapt to various terrain to ensure quality outputs
Methods for determining optimal overlap percentages
Practical applications and benefits of different overlap settings in surveys
How to change overlap settings in various flight apps
Introduction to key points in data processing

Module 5: Speed and Camera Settings 
Exploration of the relationship between drone speed and camera settings
Demonstration of various methods for choosing camera settings and speed of your drone
Techniques for optimising camera settings to reduce motion blur
How to access and correctly use shutter priority mode in DJI Pilot 2 and Map Pilot Pro 
Comparative analysis of image quality at various speeds and camera settings

Module 6: GCP, RTK, Checkpoints 
What are GCPs, RTK and checkpoints 
How to establish your GCPs 
Methods for capturing GCP locations 
GCP layout 
Methods to receive RTK corrections 
RTK with GCPs 
Accuracy issues when not using GCPs or RTK 

Summary and Conclusion
Overview of important information from each module 
Final review of all components of a drone survey

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