GeoCue Group and its subsidiary, AirGon, are pleased to repeat last year’s highly successful colloquium on high accuracy mapping with low cost drones at this year’s Commercial UAV Expo in October.
This colloquium will teach participants how to do drone mapping with both cameras and LIDAR sensors using DJI drones. The lecture will start with an overview of drone mapping and briefly discuss the sweet spots for this approach that considers both FAA restrictions as well as physical capabilities of the sensors and drones. Camera calibration techniques will be presented along with the contribution that calibration makes to overall project accuracy. The audience will be introduced to new hardware devices and collection techniques that can be used to achieve the centimeters-level positioning necessary to do topographic mapping and differential volumetrics. The complete data processing workflow from point cloud generation, from imagery or LIDAR, through product creation using elements of GeoCue’s AirGon Mapping Suite will be presented.
Two guest presentations are included in the meeting: Rio Tinto, one of the largest mining companies in the world, will present on the use of drones in mining operations. McKim & Creed, a major USA engineering firm, will discuss the use of high-accuracy stereo extraction techniques using imagery from DJI drones.
Following this colloquium, participants will have a complete understanding of the capabilities of low cost drones, when LIDAR is a better choice than imagery and the techniques that can be used with these devices to do serious mapping projects.
*This workshop is intended for audience members that do not currently own our Loki direct geopositioning system for drones.
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