MSU RS&GIS Hands-On Drone-To-GIS Workshop - June 2018

  • June 14, 2018
  • June 15, 2018
  • Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI


Location: Traverse City, MI – Northwestern Michigan College

This 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 planning and completing missions, processing data and analyzing said data in GIS. During the course, participants will complete the following:

  • Plan autonomous drone missions using inexpensive, yet powerful planning software
  • Fly multi-rotor drones manually and autonomously
  • 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
  • Generate 3D surface products, complete volumetric surveys and create vegetation indices
  • Ground truth information using Collector for ArcGIS

Before taking the course, it is recommended (though not required) that users have a basic level of GIS understanding and experience operating quadcopter drones.

Length: 2 days

Fee: $700

Note: No prior experience required.  

For additional information, visit the MSU RS&GIS Website.


IMAGIN: Improving Michigan's Access to Geographic Information Networks

IMAGIN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices at 416 S. Cedar Street, Suite C, Lansing, MI 48912

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