RS&GIS Technical Workshop Registration Form

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

Day Workshop
September 18-20, 2017
Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workflows $1,500
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.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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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


Geography Building - 2nd Floor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

RS&GIS Technical Workshop Description

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 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)