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Aerial Mapping - Technologies and Procedures

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.

Agenda:

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
   Cameras 
   UAS costs


UAS Mapping Principles

   General aerial photography
   Ortho-photos
   Photogrammetry
   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
      Pix4D
      DroneDeploy
      AutoDesk
      Others


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.

Speakers:

Mark D. Jones, PE

Principal, Hartech Engineering & Consulting, LLC
Mr. Jones, PE, is president of Hartech Engineering which 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. Bringing over 30 years of engineering expertise along with specific state-of-the-art, computer-aided technology to achieve efficient, cost-saving design solutions, 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 is a licensed pilot and studied Military Civil Engineering while serving in the USAF and continues his masters education locally through Penn State. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona and Georgia.

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.