UAV Drones: Introduction to 3D mapping
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Learn how to optimize proceses and time for engineering projects.
2.7 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 11/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • 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

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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Intro to Business
3 Lectures 06:15

Intro to Photogrammetry and 3D Modeling

Preview 00:30

Business models for UAV Drones 3D mapping

Preview 03:14

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

Preview 02:31
Leading Technology
3 Lectures 06:05

A summary of available software for image processing

Leading software - Image Processing

A summary of available software for Drone control

Leading software - Autonomous UAV Drone Control

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

UAV Drones RTF for 3D Mapping
1 Lecture 11:06

Process for UAV Drones 3D mapping

NADIR Processing examples
3 Lectures 32:19
PH2V+ & Pix4D

Agisoft Photoscan

123D Catch online & IOS App
1 Lecture 00:29

Demo data sets for doing exercises without going to field

Demo data Sets
Conclusions and Recommendations
6 Lectures 11:19

Safety recommendations

Preview 01:55

Payload design recommendations

Preview 02:46

Battery Life recommendations

Battery Life

The things you need to make it right

Specs for good results

Last things to consider

Final tips

How much did you learn?

3D Mapping Quiz
8 questions

About the Instructor
Enrique Toro Lira Quiñones
3.6 Average rating
144 Reviews
949 Students
4 Courses
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.