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Presenter: Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Day One: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:30 am - 12:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
(please log into the webinar 15 - 30 minutes before start time)
Aerial Mapping: Technologies and Procedures Day One
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
Aerial Mapping Program Overview

UAS-Drone Platforms

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

UAS Mapping Principles

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

History and Development of the UAS Platforms

UAS Photogrammetry-Principles and Procedures

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

Aerial Mapping: Technologies and Procedures Day Two
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 8:30 am - 12:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

Post Processing - Software Applications

   Basic data requirements
   Computer hardware
   Commercial software applications
      • Pix4D
      • Drone Deploy
      • 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

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers:
     6.5 PDHs in all states

Floodplain Managers:
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Land Surveyors:
     6.5 PDHs, excluding FL, KS, NJ, TN, TX

Continuing Education Credit Information

This interactive webinar offers 6.5 PDHs/continuing education hours to professional engineers licensed in all states, and 6.5 PDHs to land surveyors licensed in all states, except those in Florida, Kansas, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education provider for engineers and land surveyors licensed in New York via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69-1.5(i)(2)).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for land surveyors licensed in Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete the webinar in its entirety, respond to all the verification prompts during the instruction, and earn a score of 80% on the quiz that follows the instruction (multiple attempts allowed).


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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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