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Presenter: Paul Wheeler

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Denver, CO

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-399-7500

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

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

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:00 pm


FAA Commercial UAS Regulations

   Commercial/recreational UAS

FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License

   How to obtain a license 
   Part 107 rules
   Resources to comply with 107
   Resources to prepare for test
   Locations for testing 
   LAANC, waivers, and COA
   Best practices for waiver approval
   Airport traffic
   Aviation weather 

Overview of Aerial Mapping Technologies

   Manned aircraft vs. unmanned
   UAS photogrammetry 
   Photogrammetry vs. LiDAR

UAS Photogrammetry

   What can I expect to achieve using UAS photogrammetry?
   Strengths and weaknesses of UAS photogrammetry
   Best practices for achieving good deliverables

UAS Platforms

   Strengths and weaknesses of UAS platforms
   Fixed wing 

Mapping Using UAS

   GPS Equipment – understanding consumer, RTK, and PPK
   Ground control points 
   Preflight planning
   Flight mapping software 
   Flight operations and considerations
   Post-flight review

Post Processing Software Applications

   Application overview 
   Post processing in cloud vs. local hardware

Photogrammetry Demonstration/Case Study

   Pix4D interactive demonstration

Data Use Cases

   Traditional vs point cloud 
   Camera angles
   Hybrid method to achieve the highest quality deliverable
   Quality control and assurance of data

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Land Surveyors
Professional Engineers,
Professional Land Surveyors 
& Geologists

    7.0 Continuing Education Hours*

* CE is not required in Colorado

Continuing Education Credit Information

This course is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Continuing education is not required to maintain a license in Colorado.

This seminar offers 7.0 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional land surveys in most states. HalfMoon Education has not sought approval from states that require preapproval of continuing education courses. Continuing education is not required to maintain a license in Colorado.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers licensed in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved CE provider for engineers and land surveyors licensed in New York.

This event offers 7.0 non-credit continuing education hours to geologists.

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.


Paul Wheeler

Utah Department of Transportation

Mr. Wheeler is the Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Manager at the Utah Department of Transportation. He is an instrument-rated pilot and serves on multiple national committees to help foster innovation through the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). He was named one of the top seven drone visionaries in civil infrastructure by Commercial UAV Expo and is an internationally recognized speaker and innovator for UAS technologies.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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