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Presenter: Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Coraopolis, PA

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: 412-788-8800

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 Mapping Principles

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

UAS Mapping Software Applications

   General mapping applications
   Survey grade mapping
   Dataset sources
   Desktop and cloud based

Focus Application – Pix4D

   What is it?
   Application features
   General workflow

Simple Project Demonstration

   Basic data requirements
   Workflow demonstration
   Review results

Pix4D – Advanced Processing Settings

   3-Step processing workflow
   Initial processing
   Point cloud and mesh
   DSM, ortho and DTMs

Advanced Project Demonstration

   Project overview
   Initial processing demonstration
   Camera calibration
   Point cloud edits
   DTM and surface models
   GIS integration

FAA Commercial UAS Regulations

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

This continuing education seminar
provides 6.5 PDHs to professionall
and surveyors and engineers.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and provides 6.5 PDHs to professional land surveyors and engineers 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), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for engineers in Florida and New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

HalfMoon Education has applied to the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for land survey continuing education credit, which is pending.

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, P.E.

Principal, Hartech Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Mr. Jones, P.E. 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. Additionally, he is also a registered professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona and Georgia.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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