UAV Drones: Introduction to 3D mapping

Learn how to optimize proceses and time for engineering projects.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This Course is about saving time and money with the help of UAV Drones and Photogrammetry.

The course has animated presentations, stats, parameters, tips, photo and video examples of working with UAV Drones for 3D mapping.

You can complete the course in a day and take a weekend for practicing with the samples.

This course talks about what is Photogrammetry, in which Industries can be applyed, which are the business models, the ideal equipment, the leading software and UAV platforms and some safety and operational tips.

You have to take this course if you want to replace your expensive 50 topographers, 20 total station and 10 laser scanner with 1 UAV platform and photogrammetry software suite, saving money and not putting in risk your staff. It is the most profitable use of UAV.

Laser scanner and Lidar costs about $60,000 to $150,000.

A good small UAV fully autonomous starts at $1200 and photogrammetry software from $0 up to $8000 with 1cm or 2cm per pixel precision.

What are the requirements?

  • UAV platform that captures at least 12 mpx photos and has autonomous flight, remote shutter and fpv.
  • Windows 64 bit with high power CPU, GPU and ram
  • Download demo software of Agisoft Photoscan, Pix4d and 123D Catch
  • Need to know how to use an UAV

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make measurements with the help of their UAV
  • Replace Lidar and Laser Scan devices with their UAV
  • Maximize results with their investment on UAV
  • Save lifes
  • Reduce Costs
  • Make a 3D model of buildings, people, terrain and objects
  • Export results to ArcGis and Autocad Civil 3D

Who is the target audience?

  • Should take this course Minning Companies
  • Should take this course Law enforcement officers with UAVs
  • Should take this course Engineers
  • Should take this course Forest control officers
  • Should take this course Architects
  • Should take this course Land registry authorities
  • Should take this course Archaeologists
  • Should take this course UAV Pilots that only use their technology for making money and want to innovate on their business model

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Section 1: Intro to Business

Intro to Photogrammetry and 3D Modeling


Business models for UAV Drones 3D mapping


List of specs & equipment that you would to consider for mapping with drones

Section 2: Leading Technology

A summary of available software for image processing


A summary of available software for Drone control


Let's review some UAV alternatives ready to fly for 3d Mapping.

Section 3: Process

Process for UAV Drones 3D mapping

Section 4: NADIR Processing examples
PH2V+ & Pix4D
Agisoft Photoscan
123D Catch online & IOS App
Section 5: Excercises

Demo data sets for doing exercises without going to field

Section 6: Conclusions and Recommendations

Safety recommendations


Payload design recommendations


Battery Life recommendations


The things you need to make it right


Last things to consider

8 questions

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Instructor Biography

Enrique Toro Lira Quiñones, Industrial Engineering | Music | Drones | Photo | Video | IT

Graduate in Industrial Engineering of the University of Lima with diploma of speciality in Quality Management and studies of speciality in Logistic Management.

Experience in Business Intelligence, Risks, UAV Drones, Security Management, Quality, Optimization and Analysis of Processes, Industrial Production, Projects, Improvement KAIZEN, Six Sigma, Ergonomics, Integrated Systems of Management, Design and development of Products and Services, Innovation Management, Customer Experience Management , UI, UX, Market Research, Strategic Commercial Planning, Social Media, Marketing, International Trade, Business Development, Music Production, Audio-visual Production and Music Business.

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