[F&ES 704] / 2017-2018

Workshop on Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry with Drones

Credits: 1 - 3



This workshop explores the current state and future outlook of remote sensing and photogrammetry with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for environmental monitoring. UAV-based remote sensing is a rapidly developing field in environmental science and technology. Versatile and inexpensive, it has the potential to offer solutions in a wide range of applications, such as forestry inventory, precision agriculture, hazard assessment, pollution monitoring, and land surveys. The class meets once a week for three hours. The workshop is divided into three parts: (1) reviewing the state of the technology on UAV types, sensor configurations, and data acquisition methods; (2) exploring GIS and remote-sensing software tools for analyzing spectral data acquired by rotary- and fixed-wing drones at super high resolutions; (3) working with clients to complete a project on digital landscaping or other photogrammetry applications. Students have the opportunity to conductdrone flight missions. Data analysis/presentation/literature critique/field trips. 

Prerequisites for F&ES 704:
F&ES 726: Observing Earth from Space

F&ES 704 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 702: Climate Change Seminar

Limited to 15