Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

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
  • LiDAR

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
  • Post-processing
  • Geodesy, RTK vs PPK

UAS Data-Processing Software

  • Pix4D
  • DroneDeploy
  • Autodesk
  • ArcGIS Pro

Photogrammetry Demonstration/Case Study

  • Software demonstration
  • Working with control points
  • Deliverables

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


Webinar Instructions
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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

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The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects:
7.0 HSW CE Hours

7.0 HSW PDHs

Land Surveyors:
7.0 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.

HalfMoon Education has not applied for land surveyor continuing education approval in states requiring such.

California engineers, land surveyors and landscape architects do not have a continuing education requirement. This webinar offers those California professionals a 7.0-hour learning opportunity.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


On-Demand Credits
The above pre-approval(s) only apply 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:


Jeffrey Miller

Aerial 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, he 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,, chronicles that research. He is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Colorado, Denver.