Quick Facts about GEOG 892
- Instructor: Dr. Qassim Abdullah
- Course Structure: Online, 10 weeks. There are 9 online quizzes, 11 activities including online discussions or reports development, UAS data processing using Pix4D software, and 1 final project
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drones, are developing aggressively, and many government and non-government agencies are considering acquiring such systems. This course will focus on the geospatial utilization of a UAS. It will cultivate students' knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of the UAS and data post-processing systems. It introduces fundamental concepts surrounding operating a UAS such as strategies for selecting the right UAS, assessing its performance, managing resulting products (i.e. imagery), selecting the appropriate commercially available processing software, assessing product accuracy, figuring ways and means of producing metric products from UAS, and understanding rules and regulations governing operating a UAS in the United States.
Learn more about GEOG 892, Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (2 minutes)
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