UAS Drone Mapping & Modeling Certificate


This 2-day course introduces students to the use of drones in the field of mapping and modeling. This sector is undergoing a dramatic change due to the availability of drones carrying high quality sensors that greatly reduce time, cost and resources required to collect imagery and produce high-quality 3D maps and models. Industries with rapidly growing demand include land survey, construction, aerial inspection, mining, roofing and engineering to name a few.*

This 2-day certification course includes:

  • Introduction to mapping and modeling concepts
  • Aerial photogrammetry
  • Applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes
  • Quality control & best practices
  • Overview of current aircraft, camera and sensor platforms
  • Overview of popular data processing software platforms and functions
  • Selecting aerial platforms based on cost, capabilities and type of data products
  • Autonomous flight versus manual and hybrid flight profiles
  • Understanding RTK, PPK and GCP’s
  • Conducting a hands-on aerial mapping & modeling project
  • Dronitek Drone Flight Academy Graduation Certificate

* FAR Part 107 knowledge highly recommended for enrollment

This course is held in Auburn, CA