Drones in Agriculture and Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workflows




Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workflows

Sponsored by the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology, in coordination with RS&GIS and Northwest Michigan College.

agriculture_drones-Drones in AgricultureThis unique and comprehensive, instructor-led training course is taught by experts in the fields of Aviation and GIS. Participants will learn how to effectively and legally deploy drones and process imagery data for real-world applications. Participants will leave the course with a clear understanding of the Drone-to-GIS workflow, including becoming a Remote Pilot-in-Command, planning and completing missions and analyzing the resultant data. During the course, participants will complete the following:

  • Learn the current FAA regulations for UAS operation and the requirements for obtaining an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Plan autonomous drone missions using inexpensive, yet powerful planning software
  • Fly multi-rotor drones, as well as observe autonomous missions
  • Learn how to process imagery into usable products, such as image mosaics, surface models and indices using Pix4D software
  • Learn the basics of visible and near-infrared (VNIR) remote sensing, ground control data collection, photogrammetric principles and more
  • Examine drone imagery and surface model data along with existing publicly available GIS data using freeware (QGIS and QT Reader) and commercial GIS software (ArcGIS)

Prerequisite: No prior experience required.

Duration: 03 Days

Fee: $1,500

Schedule:

Read more at http://www.rsgis.msu.edu/education/workshop_descriptions.php



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