PCI Geomatics - Creating seamless mosaics from Air photos
- Students should be familiar with air photo projects and the supporting information that is typically provided.
- Students should understand basic photogrametric concepts such as the importance of ground control, tie points, cutlines and color balancing.
This course offered by PCI Geomatics, using Geomatica Desktop Image Processing Software
Working with software to create ortho mosaics can provide flexibility and significant time savings. Many organizations choose to order imagery from a commercial vendor and perform the corrections to the data themselves.
Who is the intended audience?
If you are responsible for the production of ortho mosaics, or have an interest in creating ortho mosaics for your project or your organization, this course will teach you how to use Geomatica, which will provide all the tools you need to create highly accurate and perfectly color balanced mosaics.
What Materials will be used?
Students will be able to work with a licensed version of Geomatica as well as sample data sets to follow along with the instructor. Students are expected to install Geomatica on their computer and work with a copy of the data which will be provided.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
The course materials (videos) run for 35 minutes. You will likely play the videos several times and review certain steps. The expected time to complete the course is 2-3 hours.
Who this course is for:
- Unless you have a role or interest in processing imagery, this course is probably not for you.
Kevin R. Jones has worked in the field of Geomatics since 1996, and currently holds the position of Director, Marketing and Communications at PCI Geomatics. Mr. Jones has been involved in the acquisition, processing, and dissemination of information products derived from Earth Observation imagery throughout his career. Mr. Jones previously held the position of Project Manager for several large international development and commercial projects (ranging from $50,000 to
$5,000,000), and has worked with subcontractors, government partners, and local project partners to deliver innovative and practical solutions that leverage the use of geospatial imagery and technology. Mr. Jones also has extensive experience in bringing technology to market including product design, development, testing, evaluation, and commercialization.
In 2009 joined PCI Geomatics to lead the Marketing and Communications team. Mr. Jones has successfully rebranded PCI as the provider of scalable, high speed image processing solutions, and played a key role in developing and supporting business partner relations with Esri, Blackbridge, MDA, RapidEye, and over 30 of PCI's International resellers. Mr. Jones implemented the use of social media and the created PCI TV, which has helped to reinforce PCI Geomatics as a leading supplier of software solutions to the global market. In addition, he has lead web seminar production and delivery, international tradeshow strategy/presence, organized and hosted domestic events, and worked with top level executive staff within the company to implement numerous internal and external programs.
Specialties: Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Project Management, Marketing, Product Development/Management, Social Media, Video Production, Corporate Communications, Photography