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Mapping, Surveying and Photogrammetry Course.

Industry leading drone mapping and surveying course

Air Data Systems


£720 inc VAT
Study method
2 Days, Part-time
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Location & dates

Hunley Hall Hotel and Golf Club
Ings Lane


Our industry-leading course is instructed by an accredited aerial imaging and spatial analyst who has over 25 years of knowledge and experience.

The 2-day training event covers all of the fundamental processes and principles of carrying out professional aerial surveying and mapping operations:


What's included?Day 1 - Classroom

  • Types of drones for aerial imaging, mapping and their sensor components

  • Understanding the different types of aerial imaging

  • Understanding aerial imaging scales, resolutions and ground sampling distances (GSD)

  • How to calculate imaging scales and GSD's

  • What affects scales and GSD's on Nadir imagery

  • The Gist of photogrammetry, drone positional accuracy and their errors

  • Planning considerations for data acquisitions

  • Flight planning workflows

  • Drone & system limitations

  • Recognising and understanding the operating environment for mapping

  • Recommended sensor collection settings

  • Nadir planning considerations for large and small environments

  • Oblique mapping and 3d modeling

Day 2 Classroom & Outdoor

  • Common autonomous drone mapping planning apps - their individual uses
  • Drone mapping planning exercises
  • Drone mapping practical exercises
  • Common aerial imaging collection errors and how to plan to reduce/eliminate them
  • The creation of a basic and non-controlled imagery map
  • A look at drone aerial imaging processing software
  • processing and presenting spatial measurement and recording using GIS applications

Our guest trainer Andy Carman is a UK CAA accredited sUAS pilot, multi-sensor imagery and spatial analyst and leading leading sUAS training instructor.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for existing drone operators who have their PfCO and want to progress their careers as commercial drone operators.


The following are requirements for people who would like to attend this course.

  • Current PfCO holders (permission for commercial operations)
  • Do you have a minimum of £2M Public Liability Insurance for their Drone Operations
  • Do you Have an appropriate drone that is compatible with the use of autonomous mapping planning apps.

Career path

Air Data Systems offer much more than just training and development we are actively looking for the right people to join our team of commercial drone operators throughout the UK & Ireland

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