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LiDAR OPERATORS COURSE

Bridging the Gap between who collect Lidar and those that just process point clouds.

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Professional 2-Day Hands on Course

Simple Step-by-step instruction to drone aerial LiDAR collection and calibrated point clouds

Plan

Topics Include:
  • LiDAR Coverage Planning
  • Data Resolution Planning
  • Accuracy & Control
  • Job Site Safety

 

Collect

Practicals Include:
  • Hardware Familiarization
  • Site & Flight Safety
  • Easy Collection Workflow
  • Site Data Quality Assurance
  • Setting Control

Compile

Practicals Include: 
  • Software Setup
  • Geospatial Standards
  • Geo-correction
  • Control Points
  • Fault Isolation

Create

Topics Include:
  • Data Products
  • Data Integration
  • Data Standards
  • Data Lifecycle Management

INSTRUCTORS

Learn Right... Learn from Professionals

Remote Sensing Geospatial Specialist

NGA College Master Instructors. Our instructors have an extensive military background, with decades of remote sensing experience in satellite, aerial, and mobile data analysis and product development

Lidar Drone Data Acquisition Specialist

Military trained experts experienced in drone flight data collection and sensor optimization. Our flight instructors have thousands of hours flying both manned and unmanned systems.

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE

Purchasing Equipment

Lidar is very different from other drone remote sensing systems.  Good training can mean the difference between weeks of experimentation or going out and working.

Click here for our LiDAR Packages

Renting Equipment

Some of our manufacturers and partners have rental programs.  All of them require training before they rent a piece of company equipment for the first time.

Check out our Rental Program

Educational Partners

As a commercial partner, we support both faculty with their research grants and local community vocational education.  Talk to MODUS about educational programs.

Check out Educational Programs

Work Shop Details

SCHEDULE

SYSTEM TRAINING

LiDAR System Introduction
LiDAR Point Cloud Planning
LiDAR Flight Planning
Setup and Workflow

FIELD APPLICATION

Field Setup

DGPS and Control Practicals
Flight Practicals
Trouble Shooting Practicals

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Point Cloud Production Practicals
Data Quality Control
Data Standards
3rd Party Software Formats

FEATURES

Professional Training by Professional

Lets face it, LiDAR is not like using a camera drone.  This 2-day course is for people who know what system they want to use and want to get out right away with a rental or purchased system and make money.

Trouble shooting

We don’t just teach you how to use the system, we teach you how to fault isolate and correct mistakes.  We realize you can’t call tech support from the field and we believe if we train you right , you will never have to call.

Easy Step By Step Processes

All our training breaks down each task in the workflow into short easy to understand modules.  You don’t have to be a geo-spatial scientist or a surveyor to understand. Just follow our checklists and learning aids. 

FAQ

What are your Instructor Credentials

We are really proud of our instructors.  

Drone Flight Instructor

Our fully certified drone pilots have flown commercial drones and military helicopters over 10 years and conducting precision data collection.  Learn how to properly collect lidar, fly safe, and best flight practices from real experts.

Remote Sensing Geospatial Expert

We will try to send analysts that match your industry.  Our experts have been developing workflows for the government but go around the world at a national level teaching professionals how to use these technologies to change.

What Equipment Will Use?

Hardware

  • We bring one drone lidar system with all the equipment a company will bring to the field.

Software

  • We present all the software to plan, fly, collect, compile, check accuracy, view, and post-process.
How many Seats in the class?

Class size: While we do not have a maximum audience size, the more attendees the less experience our customers tend to receive.

Pricing in San Diego is set to 4 seats with an extra fee for larger classrooms if needed.

We recommend eight to one student to instructor ratio at the maximum.

 We suggest limiting the demonstration to company decision-makers and technical experts, who would gain the most from a first-hand experience prior to purchasing our services

Can you come to our offices?

Of course, we can.  Depending on the number of staff and travel commitments, this can really challenge to travel to attend a 2-day course. 

Extra fees will apply for instructor travel, per diem, and shipping of the equipment.  

Also, we will need the following from the hosting company. 

Presentation Space

Half of the course is classroom presentations of the technology, workflow, and data products.

A presentation space adequate for the number of people attending:

  • Presentation Table for a 3-foot diameter drone
  • HDMI UHD TV
  • A power source for laptops and drones

Safe Flying Area

Flight Demonstrations require safe flight area.  This area should include:

  1. Features you want to be captured. (Forrest, power lines, etc)
  2. Outside of Controlled Airspace.
  3. Property Owner Approval.
  4. Sparsely populated area.
  5. The optimum area (10 – 40 acres or 1 mile of river, etc)
How long are the days?

We try to pack a lot into a day so you get the most value.  

Typically we like to start at 8 am and end at 5 pm.  We plan for a one hour lunch.  

However, some groups like to ask a lot of questions, which we think is awesome.  For these groups, we will stay as long as they need to learn the material.  

Can you do weekend classes?

Yes, we can provide weekend classes.  

Do you have this course online?

Not yet, This is a hands-on practical course.  While we have a syllabus, slides, and instructor notes… much of the learning happens interactively.  

With that said, we are working on providing prerequisite online materials to shorten this course and give more value. 

if you are looking for online materials, check out our Lidar University section. 

Click here 

Can I take this course with another group?

From time to time we do offer public events.  

However, this is professional training for professional companies looking for a competitive advantage.  Often we discuss sensitive information for that company. We want these discussions to help our customers.  We respect our client’s intellectual property and don’t offer concurrent training with multiple companies.

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