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Training: Introduction in remote sensing with drones


Courses on the introduction to remote sensing with drones and data processing


Basic questions will be answered:

  • How and where can drones be used instead of traditional surveying methods and what are the advantages?
  • How can I reduce costs and increase productivity?
  • What do I need to look out for?
  • How are aerial photographs taken and evaluated?
  • How do I take pictures with a drone to get an elevation model?
  • Which settings are advantageous?
  • Which software do I need and how do I have to use it?
  • What steps do I have to take to create a DTM from a DEM?


Course Contents Basic Training

First steps in remote sensing with drones 

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • What is remote sensing?
  • History of aerial photography
  • Why do I do remote sensing?
  • Technical aids in remote sensing
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the individual systems
  • First steps in the analysis of aerial photographs
  • What information can I extract from the data?


Basic principles of aerial photo processing

  • The process of photography
  • Basics of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Sensitivity of the sensor in a photo camera and the interpretation of different sensors
  • Light sensitivity (Visible, NIR, Indicies: NDVI)


First Steps in the Geometry of Aerial Photographs with Drones

  • Techniques for taking aerial photographs
  • Stereoscopic vision
  • Planning depending on the task: orthophotos and digital elevation models
  • Tools for processing aerial photographs


Different types of drones and their characteristics

  • Drones with wings
  • Drones with propeller in different configurations (quadrocopter, octocopter etc.)
  • Combined systems (Quantum Systems and others)


Processing of aerial photographs

  • Principles of Stereoscopy
  • Introduction to Photogrammetry
  • Generation of elevation models (DEM)
  • Generation of an orthomosaic


Planning and flight preparation

  • Definition of the area to be covered and optimal starting points
  • Handling the control software
  • Flight planning, flight safety, communication with authorities etc.
  • Material preparation
  • Weather observation


Exercise with a drone

  • Participation in the execution of a flight (as far as conditions permit)
  • Download data from the drone
  • Structure of orthomosaic and elevation model
  • Import of data into a GIS and generation of contour lines and volume calculations


The trainings can be booked individually as individual or group trainings.

Maximum number of participants: 6 persons

Training location by arrangement


Registration and personal advice:

We will be happy to advise you which training course is the right one for you.

Phone +49 1573 6123 546 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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