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Presenter: Mark D. Jones, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fort Washington, PA

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: 215-646-4637

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Aerial Mapping Program Overview

UAS-Drone Platform

   Types of UAS/sUAS platforms 
   Uses of drone technology
   UAS costs

UAS Mapping Principles

   General aerial photography
   Terrain modeling
   3D models
   LiDAR point clouds and scanning
   GIS dataset acquisition

History and Development of the UAS Platforms

UAS Photogrammetry – Principles and Procedures

   Photogrammetry basics
   GPS and coordinate systems
   Data georeferencing
   Survey control
   Data acquisition
   Post processing and adjustments

Post Processing – Software Applications

   Basic data requirements
   Computer hardware
   Commercial software applications

Demonstration of Small Photogrammetry Project

   Live demonstration of a small project using Pix4D

FAA Commercial UAS Regulations

   Commercial use activities
   FAA Part 107 licensing requirements
   Flight regulations for UAS
   Airspace restrictions

FAA Knowledge Test – General Overview

   Primer on the FAA Part 107 knowledge test
   Knowledge test areas of study
   Do I need to be a pilot?
   General do’s and don’ts of UAS operations
   Commercial operator liability considerations

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

This seminar is open to the public and provides 6.5 PDHs to professional land surveyors, engineers, and geologists in most states, including Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Pennsylvania.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers and land surveyors in Indiana, Maryland, New York (NYSED No. 35) and North Carolina. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for engineers in Florida and New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists has approved this course for 6.5 PDHs.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mark D. Jones, PE

 Principal, Hartech Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Hartech Engineering was founded in 2007 as a multi-discipline civil engineering consulting firm providing infrastructure, development and municipal design services for the public and private sectors. The firm is headed by Mark D. Jones, PE, who brings over 25 years of engineering expertise along with specific state-of-the-art, computer-aided technology to achieve efficient, cost saving design solutions. Mr. Jones provides client consultation, project scoping, cost and service agreement documents, along with overall land development budgeting, project invoicing, staff assignment and supervision. He also provides hydrology and hydraulic studies and reports along with general civil engineering support for prime consultants to PennDOT or local municipality projects. Mr. Jones earned his BSCE degree in Military Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.