Mapping Techniques Using Drones
Learn how drone technology is used to create accurate and quality aerial views and maps using GPS functionality.
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This course begins by discussing the different types of maps that can be created using drones. You will learn how to plan out the flight of the drone for maps and look into the importance of image overlap, quality, and views in creating maps. You will also learn that lightweight GPS units enable drones to make spatially accurate maps. In Addition, this course will teach you about geometric correction, orthomosaic, and more.
You will then study the process of community mapping which is a form of participatory mapping that encourages community members to make their own spatial representations of their own land in a way that makes sense to them. This course will also discuss how cadastral mapping helps show the extent, value, and ownership of land. You will also look into geomorphological mapping, aerial thermography, and learn how thermal cameras can detect hidden archaeological sites, and more.
Drones can be used to make sophisticated maps and technology. Upon the completion of this course, you will gain a better understanding of the different types of maps that can be created using drones. You will also gain better insight into how GPS is used for creating maps with drones, the process of community and cadastral mapping, and more. Sign up for this course and start learning the different mapping techniques using drones today.
Module 1: How to Make Maps with Drones
Types of Maps and Flight Planning
Image Overlap, Quality and Views
GPS, 3D Models and Software
Module 2: Mapping in Practice
Archaeological and Geomorphological Mapping
Module 3: Mapping Techniques using Drones Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Discuss different types of maps that can be created using drones.
- Describe what is involved in planning out the flight of the drone for maps.
- Discuss image overlap, quality and views and their importance in creating maps.
- Discuss how GPS is used for creating maps with drones.
- Describe the process of community mapping.
- Describe the process of cadastral mapping.
- Discuss how archaeologists and geologists can use drones for mapping.
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