RS&GIS Technical Workshop Registration Form

Maximum enrollment:
Course Title:
Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workflows

Day Workshop
September 17-18, 2018
Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workflows $700
Handicapper accommodations may be requested by calling the training coordinator one week prior to the first day of the workshop to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

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Make checks payable to MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (MSU Fed. ID: 38-6005984).

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Training Center Coordinator
Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services
Department of Geography, Environment, & Spatial Sciences


Nisbet Building Suite 301
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823

RS&GIS Technical Workshop Description

Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workflows

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.