- Geoscience mapping by drone
- Saturday, September 16, 2017
- Antlers Hotel – Colorado Springs, CO
A one-day short course on using drones to acquire geoscientific data for more cost effective environmental and engineering projects.
Drones are rapidly becoming a tool of choice for gathering geoscientific mapping data at the property scale by geoscientists exploring for resources, conducting environmental site investigations, and providing geotechnical support to engineers tasked with planning and executing infrastructure development and resource extraction projects due to the relative ease of use, high quality data, and low cost per data point.
This one day short course is structured to provide those new to drones as well as those that are currently employing drones with the practical knowledge of photogrammetry and LiDAR base mapping as well as low altitude remote sensing using infrared cameras and magnetometers. In addition to instruction, industry experts have been invited to present case histories on the application photogrammetry and LiDAR using drones for environmental site characterization and detailed geologic fracture mapping.
There will be a special one (1) hour Industry Segment in the afternoon that will be open to anyone who is interested where six (6) UAS service providers and drone technology companies will present on their work and technology.
The last hour of the short course will be an open forum where the attendees are will be encouraged to ask questions of the industry experts, presenters, and instructor.