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Harrisburg, PA or Online | Tuesday, June 6,2023
8:30 am – 4:20 pm EDT


Aerial Mapping Program Overview   


 UAS-Drone Platforms  

  • Types of UAS/sUAS Platforms
  • Uses of drone technology
  • Cameras 
  • UAS costs 


UAS Mapping Principles  

  • General aerial photography
  • Ortho-Photos  
  • Photogrammetry
  • 3D Models
  • Terrain modeling
  • 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
  • Pix4D
  • Drone Deploy
  • Auto Desk   
  • Others 


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 


Webinar Instructions
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

Land Surveyors:
6.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects:



Continuing Education Credit Information

Aerial Mapping with UAS and Drones
This seminar and webcast are open to the public and are designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in Pennsylvania. This course is designed to qualify for 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in Pennsylvania; approval by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System is currently pending.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a provider of continuing education. This course has been submitted for LA CES approval and is currently pending. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:


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.

Seminar Price: $319.00