The Ultimate Guide for Land Surveying with Drones - Part 1
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The Ultimate Guide for Land Surveying with Drones - Part 1

Master the complete workflow using DroneDeploy, Litchi and Pix4D. Start your own UAV mapping business right away!
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4.4 (656 ratings)
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2,884 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2020
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English, Spanish
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Master end to end drone surveying processes and techniques
  • Tap into the multi billion dollar global land surveying industry! Understand the basics of land surveying and how you can transform this sector with drones
  • Learn about surveying accuracy and how you can achieve the best possible accuracy
  • Choose the best drones for aerial surveying
  • Plan nadir and oblique automated flights using techniques that I have mastered over 3 years. Learn how to use kml/excel files and gps tagging apps to plan your flights
  • Learn about safety and regulations for drone operations
  • Internalize all practical aspects of flight execution - marking boundary points, choosing best take off points, adjusting flight parameters, image quality and coverage check, continuing flights mid way in a mission
  • Use image processing software to generate, analyze and visualize aerial survey outputs - orthomosaics, DSMs, 3D models and contours
  • Practise flight planning and image processing steps with sample data sets
  • Subtitles in English and Spanish
Requirements
  • This course does not need any prior drone related experience. Anyone can take it up!
Description

This course is the first part of the 3 course series “The Ultimate Guide for Land Surveying with Drones”. This part covers the basics of land surveying and how drones have revolutionized this process. We have detailed all the steps involved in flight planning and execution and how you can go about processing the images captured to get the needed outputs. This course is especially useful for those of you who are beginners and have no experience with drone surveying.

The course series has over 4000 enrollments across 114 countries since it was released 10 months back and it has been a bestselling course on Udemy.

Reviews

"Though the information about the workflow is exhaustive, it has been put in a very nice and concise way, I have started offering Drone Survey in my bouquet of services and today I got my first paying customer! Thanks."

"clear, descriptive, fun and generous teaching"

"Great content and easy to follow and understand. I think this is essential for anyone starting out with aerial mapping workflow."

"Good for beginners. Simple and easy to understand explanation which is very helpful for non technical people. I have learnt so much in under one hour!"

"The instrucor is very knowledgeable about drone mapping and it shows in the way he explains the entire workflow. I've really enjoyed the course!"

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is passionate about drone applications!
  • Anyone who wants to start a drone survey business!
  • Anyone who wants to add drone surveying to their existing services!
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 01:57:55
+ Introduction
5 lectures 04:42
About us!
02:11
Welcome!
00:10
What's the potential market?
00:37
+ Land survey and drones
4 lectures 10:01
What is land surveying?
00:47
Drone surveying and traditional surveying
1 question
Survey accuracy and Ground Sampling Distance
02:53
Ground Sampling Distance
1 question
Which drone is best for the job?
03:39
+ Flight planning
8 lectures 32:20
What is a flight plan?
01:16
Parameters for flight planning
1 question
Nadir and oblique images
1 question
Flight planning off site versus on site
00:58
Tagging GPS way points of site boundaries
03:59
Creating kml file from excel
03:13
Creating nadir image capture flight plans
09:10
Overlap settings
1 question
Creating multiple capture flight plans for larger sites
05:42
Multiple nadir flight plans for a project
2 questions
Creating oblique image capture flight plans
06:52

Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding flight planning

Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding flight planning
1 question
+ Flight execution and image capture
10 lectures 29:57
Equipment and app check list
04:33
Marking boundary points
04:15
Choosing the best take off point
02:41
Adjusting flight parameters based on site conditions
01:57
Nadir image capture with DroneDeploy
04:54
Image quality and coverage check
02:04
Planning additional flights
02:17
Return to Home and Continue Flight
00:55
Oblique image capture with Litchi
00:04
Send us your own flight planning and execution outputs for review
Flight planning and execution
1 question
+ Processing the images
8 lectures 32:46
Image processing software
01:29
Outputs of image processing
3 questions
Introduction to Pix4D
03:51

Upload and process images; visualize and analyze outputs

Preview 07:12

Optimize processing options for your project

Pix4D Desktop processing steps - 1
06:44

Process images, check quality reports, visualize and analyze outputs

Pix4D Desktop processing steps - 2
05:55
Pix4D
2 questions
Use the sample data sets or your own data set to practice the Pix4D processing workflow
Pix4D Processing
2 questions
Conclusion
01:19
BONUS LECTURE - discounted access to ALL our other courses!
01:00