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 of land surveying with drones and start your own drone survey business right away!
4.4 (67 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.
382 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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Requirements
  • This course does not need any prior drone related experience. Anyone can take it up.
Description

This course is the first part of a two course series This course covers the basics of land surveying and how drones have revolutionized this process. I have detailed out 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.

Who is the target audience?
  • 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!
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
01:56:03
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Land Surveying with Drones - The Workflow
1 Lecture 07:22
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Introduction
4 Lectures 04:44
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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
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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
1 question

Creating oblique image capture flight plans
06:52
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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
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Processing the images
7 Lectures 31:39
Image processing software
01:29


Outputs of image processing
3 questions

Introduction to Pix4D
03:51

Upload and process images; visualize and analyze outputs

Pix4D Cloud processing steps
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

Conclusion
01:12
About the Instructor
Huviair Technologies
4.4 Average rating
93 Reviews
408 Students
2 Courses
Drone Survey Experts

HUVIAiR Technologies is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles training, consulting and services company based in Bangalore, India.

Vikshut Mundkur and Arjun Janananda are  the instructors for our courses. As the CEO and CTO respectively of Huviair Technologies, they have mastered drone surveying and data processing techniques. They have also developed processes and workflow for collecting customer requirements, planning and executing drone flights to capture data, using the right software to process the data and finally post processing and generating reports for clients. They have an an in depth understanding of photogrammetry, surveying techniques, terrain mapping and using GIS and CAD software.

HUVIAiR primarily provides the following services to the customers-

Services – As part of our services, we have expertise in conducting Geo-referenced aerial surveys and capturing intelligent data to produce quality outputs as required by our clients. Our services are used by clients from various sectors such as Renewable energy developers, Governments, Commercial builders, Corporates, Mining/quarrying industries, Oil and gas sector, NGOs, Farmers, Planters, Public sector units etc.

Consulting – As part of our consulting services, we work with drone pilots and land surveyors to integrate drone survey services into their existing businesses. We provide support with the use of software for Flight planning, Data capture, Image processing, Post processing, Report generation and go to Market strategies.

Training – Along with the online tranings such as this, we help enable anyone to become drone survey professionals. We also conduct training sessions for corporates and educational institutions.