Aerial Mapping & Surveying

Course Description

This course is the best move for those who seek to incorporate Drones/RPAS/UAV’s for Mapping and Surveying into their business.

Boasting an impressive productivity boost, the latest technology and software are incorporated into this innovative workflow, this course will get you from the theory on photogrammetry, how sensors work to provide vital data for post processing, moving on to how acquiring data sets through automated missions on different RPA platforms, and post processing software to produce 2D and 3D deliverables.


The breakdown:

  • Theory
  • Practical- 2Hrs of flight training (Data acquisition and processing)

Why this Specialisation?

This specialization is the Industry’s first & only program to equip you with all all the knowledge and skills to incorporate a consistent workflow into the surveying/mapping process.


After completion of this course you can:

  • 3D map different terrain and assets
  • Process and analyse data sets obtained through enhanced automated flight plans
  • Provide Ground Control Points to your data sets

What do we teach?

  • Photogrammetry theory
  • Photogrammetry accuracy
  • Basic types of digital cameras used in UAV’s
  • How a CCD and CMOS sensor works
  • Drone mapping/surveying planning apps, the online/cloud-based and desktop software aerial imagery processing applications.
  • Flight plan/deployment
  • ground control points layout
  • Practical module with multi-rotor  drones mapping a site
  • Data analytic and reporting tools

What can you do with this course?

  • Bulk earthworks volumes
  • Construction progress recording and timelapse progress
  • Stockpile volumes
  • Volumetric Titration
  • Crop scouting
  • Land planning
  • Asset mapping
  • Land and intertidal environments
  • Subdivision planning
  • And much more….




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Student rating



Field Activity



Course Method



Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)

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