- Author: Andy Lyons
The UCANR IGIS team will hold its next DroneCamp training June 18-21, 2018, at UC San Diego.
This bootcamp-style workshop will cover the full suite of steps and skills for using drones for mapping and data collection, including:
- UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and sensor technology
- Principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing
- Safety and regulations
- Mission planning
- Flight operations including hands-on practice
- Data management, processing, and analysis
The fee for this three-day workshop is $500 for University of California employees and students, and $900 for everyone else. A limited number of fee waivers are available based on need.
Additional information and registration information can be found at http://igis.ucanr.edu/dronecamp. Registration requires a short application (no fee) about your background and learning goals. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to submit an application by April 15 for guaranteed early registration.
The Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Statewide Program will hold a three-day "Dronecamp" to be held July 25-27, 2017, in Davis. This bootcamp style workshop will provide "A to Z" training in using drones for research and resource management, including photogrammetry and remote sensing, safety and regulations, mission planning, flight operations (including 1/2 day of hands-on practice), data processing, analysis and visualization.
The workshop content will help participants prepare for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam. Participants will also hear about the latest technology and trends from researchers and industry representatives.
Dronecamp builds upon a series of workshops that have been developed by IGIS and Sean Hogan starting in 2016.
“Through these workshops and our experiences with drone research, we've learned that the ability to use mid-range drones as scientifically robust data collection platforms requires a proficiency in a diverse set of skills and knowledge that exceeds what can be covered in a traditional workshop,” said Hogan. “Dronecamp aims to cover all the bases, helping participants make a great leap forward in their own drone programs.”
Dronecamp is open to all, but will have a focus on applications in agriculture and natural resources. No experience is necessary. The number of seats is limited, so all interested participants must apply before they can register. Applications are due on April 15, 2017. For further information, please visit http://igis.ucanr.edu/dronecamp/.
The proposed UAS policy is posted at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/254913.pdf.
Please send your comments or suggestions to Robin Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than April 18, 2017.