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Course Overview

In recent years, drones have emerged as an important airborne platform for aerial photo collection. Drones, also referred to as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), play a crucial role in the fields of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Drone collected aerial images have been used in various fields. Aerial images captured by drones have found extensive applications across various domains. This course is designed to provide an overview of UAS standards and regulations, as well as the technical and applied aspects of utilizing drones as a tool for collecting geospatial data. Participants will have one (1) session to fly drones, with instructor, at Balloon Fiesta Park. (drones provided by instructor)

What You'll Learn

  • The regulatory and legal context for UAS operation in the national airspace
  • Prepares participants for the FAA Part 107 Exam (Remote Pilot Certification Exam)
  • Introduction to the principles and concepts of crew resource management (CRM)
  • Flight plan design
  • Aerial data collection
  • Process collected aerial images to derive useful geospatial information

Who Should Attend

This course is tailored for professionals seeking expertise in the application of UAS within their organizations, specifically in the realms of civil engineering, surveying, geography, geology, hydrology, archaeology, real estate management, photographer, event planning, marketing, urban planning, management and leadership, and geospatial intelligence.

Additional Information

Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions to receive Digital Badge.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems concepts or equivalent knowledge.

Continuous internet access, PC (Windows 8 or later) or MAC, and microphone are required to attend the Live Online session. Webcam is recommended. Latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge browsers are also recommended.

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Type
Live Online
Days
M, Th
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Apr 01, 2024 to Apr 22, 2024
Type
In-Person Class
Days
Sa
Time
8:30AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Apr 20, 2024
Type
Live Online
Days
Sa
Time
8:30AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Apr 27, 2024
Schedule
Contact Hours
16.0
Location
Delivery Options
Live Online  
Course Fee(s)
fee non-credit $795.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 29, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 29, 2024
Section Notes
No sessions April 18 and 25, 2024.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.

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