Drones - Data Processing and Visualization Course

UCD School of Geography is set to run a short summer course on Drones – Data Processing and Visualisation
over the summer period.

Purpose 
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • use an inexpensive, off-the-shelf drone (with data gathering capabilities)
  • use commonly available software
  • create high-resolution orthophotos and 3-D point cloud data.

This workshop will help you decide if this technology is something you should invest in.   
If you already have a drone, this will help you get the most out of it.     

Who is it for?  
Anybody who wants to map landscapes at high-resolution and identify change. The workshop is suitable for those with no or limited experience with drones and Structure from Motion (SfM) methods.

The workshop will include:

Image Acquisition including flight planning, ground control placement and accuracy/area trade-offs. It will include a field demonstration of drone flights.

SfM workflows including image reporting, setting processing parameters and the impacts of these settings on point cloud accuracy, editing point clouds, exporting orthophotos and point cloud datasets.

Analysing and processing point cloud data to study geomorphic processes – point cloud filtering, producing bare-earth DSMs, DEMs of Difference.

Practical Application of Research data through real-life examples from rural and urban settings. 

To download a copy of the flyer - please click here or register by clicking on the image below.

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 The courses are to run on the following dates:

10th July - 9.30 - 17.00
24th July - 9.30 - 17.00
7th August - 9.30 - 17.00
21st August - 9.30 - 17.00

The cost will be €150 including morning and afternoon tea.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.

To Register please click here or add to basket below in our booking centre.