Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 – 4:30 pm

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
   3D models
   LiDAR point clouds and scanning
   GIS dataset acquisition

History and Development of the UAS Platforms
UAS Photogrammetry – Principles and Procedures

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

Post Processing – Software Applications

   Basic data requirements
   Computer hardware
   Commercial software applications

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


Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers in all states and 6.5 PDHs to professional land surveyors in most states, including New York.

HalfMoon Education is approved by New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying as a continuing education provider for engineers and land surveyors (NYSED Sponsor No. 35).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for professional land surveyors and engineers in Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is also an approved education provider for Florida and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Principal at 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.