The Ultimate Guide for Land Surveying with Drones - Part 2
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The Ultimate Guide for Land Surveying with Drones - Part 2

Learn to work with Pix4D & DroneDeploy outputs on QGIS, AutoCAD & Google Earth. Start your own UAV mapping business now!
4.3 (335 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,317 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2020
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English, Spanish
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 3 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 post processing techniques with outputs of image processing
  • Post process orthomosaics in QGIS to identify GPS points, measure distance and area
  • Post process digital surface models (DSM) in QGIS to identify GPS points, elevations and generate contours
  • Post process contours in QGIS to remove small objects, smoothen lines and overlay with the orthomosaic
  • Use QGIS to generate AutoCAD compatible orthomosaic and contours
  • Clip orthomosaics and DSMs with QGIS
  • Post process contours with AutoCAD to label them with elevation values
  • Post process orthomosaics with AutoCAD to create layers for boundaries, features and overlay with contours
  • Post process orthomosaics with Google Earth Pro to overlay them on satellite image, add placemarks and paths, perform measurements
  • Post process orthomosaics with GIMP to add layers for boundaries, titles, logo and get it ready for print
  • Generate reports
  • Determine local market demand and assess competition
  • Customer acquisition strategies
  • Conducting Proof of Concepts
  • Business growth strategies
  • Subtitles in English and Spanish
Requirements
  • Basic experience in drone surveying and/or completed "The Ultimate Guide for Land Surveying with Drones- Part 1"
Description

This course is the second part of the 3 course series “The Ultimate Guide for Land Surveying with Drones”. This part covers the steps involved after you have processed the images from your drone survey. We have detailed post processing using various software applications such as QGIS, AutoCAD, Google Earth Pro and Gimp. We've also covered how to create the best reports for your clients and finally, how you can convert all this knowledge you have gained, into a sustainable and profitable business. This course is a continuation of the first course. It also useful for those of you who are already in the drone survey business.

The course series has over 4000 enrollments across 114 countries since it was released 10 months ago.

Reviews

"This is one Informative, clear and well done course. A lot of knowledge on post processing of drone data has been shared that is not available anywhere. Thanks!"

"The course is meticulously made with great visuals and the instructor takes you through the process step by step, elucidating all the concepts . There are a lot of materials like checklists etc that are a must have for all drone surveyors. Absolutely fantastic!"

"Part 2 of the course is fantastic! Kinda closes the loose ends when it comes to delivering drone mapping outputs to the customer. I used to be daunted by the thought of having to use qgis and autocad. Well, not anymore!"

"This course is completely technical and detailed. I would say it is a must for anyone who wants to do further than just process drone images on dronedeploy and pix4d."

"I like the fact the it uses QGIS open source. Many small companies can't afford the expensive programs. Besides, it's a good refresher."

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 38 lectures 01:34:21
+ Post processing with QGIS
7 lectures 22:00
QGIS installation
01:07

Identify GPS points, measure distance and area

Post processing the orthomosaic with QGIS
03:46
QGIS Orthomosaic
1 question

Identify GPS points and elevations, generate contours

Post processing the digital surface model (DSM) with QGIS
03:05

Remove small objects and smoothen contours, overlay with orthomosaic

Post processing the contours with QGIS
04:21
QGIS - Contours
1 question

Generate AutoCAD compatible orthomosaic and contours

Preview 05:16
tfw file
1 question

Zero in on area of interest

Clipping the orthomosaic and DSM with QGIS
02:42
Use the sample or your own Orthomosaic and DSM data sets to practice the QGIS post processing workflows
Post Processing with QGIS
2 questions
+ Post processing with AutoCAD
6 lectures 21:56
AutoCAD installation
00:48
AutoCAD plugins
00:59

Label the contours with elevation values

Post processing the contours with AutoCAD
04:39
AutoCAD - Contours
1 question

Create layers for boundaries, features and overlay with contours

Post processing the orthomosaic with AutoCAD
08:08
AutoCAD - Orthomosaic
1 question

Open the point cloud with AutoCAD, create different surface and point cloud styles like contours, elevation bands etc.

Post processing the point cloud with AutoCAD
06:32
Use the sample or your own Orthomosaic and the contour .dxf file obtained as an output in QGIS to practice the AutoCAD post processing workflows
Post Processing with AutoCAD
1 question
+ Post processing with Google Earth Pro
3 lectures 07:46
Google Earth Pro installation
00:26

Overlay orthomosaic on satellite image, add placemarks and paths, perform measurements

Post processing with Google Earth Pro
06:02
kmz and kml files
1 question

Which of the following types of drone data outputs cannot be visualized on Google Earth Pro

Drone data outputs that cannot be visualized on Google Earth Pro
1 question
Use the sample or your own Orthomosaic to practice the Google Earth Pro post processing workflows
Post Processing with Google Earth Pro
1 question
+ Post processing with GIMP
3 lectures 06:59
GIMP installation
00:12

Add layers for boundaries, titles, logo and get it ready for print

Post processing the orthomosaic with GIMP
05:59

GIMP can be used to

GIMP can be used to
1 question
Use the sample or your own Orthomosaic to practice the GIMP post processing workflows
Post Processing with GIMP
1 question
+ Report Generation
2 lectures 04:10
Example of report generation
02:30
Report generation
1 question
+ Convert your knowledge to profit
10 lectures 18:00

Determine your market demand and competition 

Preview 02:10
Customer acquisition strategies - set a competitive and profitable pricing
02:47
Customer acquisition strategies - the right content for your website
03:35
Customer acquisition strategies - set up your own website
01:22
Customer acquisition strategies - social media marketing
00:31
How to conduct a POC
02:28
Grow your business
01:55
Conclusion
01:06
BONUS LECTURE - discounted access to ALL our other courses!
00:54