Aerial Mapping Technologies and Procedures in California
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Monday, March 27, 2023
8:30 am – 5:00 pm PDT
Overview of Aerial Mapping Technologies
- Manned aircraft vs. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
- UAS platforms: fixed wing and rotorcraft
- UAS photogrammetry
Photogrammetric Mapping Basics
- Principles and technology
- Ground control datums and coordinate references systems
- Applications for photogrammetry
Mapping Using UAS
- Software set-up
- Preflight planning
- Flight operations and considerations
- Geodesy, RTK vs PPK
UAS Data-Processing Software
- ArcGIS Pro
Photogrammetry Demonstration/Case Study
- Software demonstration
- Working with control points
California Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft
- California Civil Code 1708.8: drone operation penalties
- California Civil Code 43.101: civil liability limitations
- California Government Code 853: municipal governments
- California Penal Code 402: crimes against public safety
- Proposed legislation in California
California UAS litigation case studies
- Several examples of UAS-related court cases in California
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 HSW PDHs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects, and 7.0 PDHs for land surveyors in qualifying states. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
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7.0 HSW PDHs (LA CES)
Jeffrey MillerAerial Education
Mr. Miller is passionate about teaching UAS and geospatial education and leverages his experience in his current role as a professor in the Bay Area. Outside of academia, Mr. Miller is a technical trainer and entrepreneur. He started his business, Aerial Education, in 2018 to provide the highest level training and consulting in the drone mapping industry. Mr. Miller’s interest in UAS began in 2013 when he started doing research for his master’s thesis. His blog, iphonedroneimagery.com, chronicles that research. Mr. Miller is pursuing a PhD in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Colorado, Denver.