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Dronecamp 2017

July 25, 2017 - July 27, 2017


IGIS is pleased to announce Dronecamp 2017. This 3-day intensive workshop will be held July 25-27, 2017 at UCANR in Davis, CA. The comprehensive curriculum will cover everything you need to know to use drones for research and land management, including:

  • drone science – principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • safety and regulations – learn to fly safely and legally, including tips on getting your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
  • mission planning – flight planning tools and principles for specific mission objectives
  • flight operations – hands-on practice with both manual and programmed flights
  • data processing – processing drone data into orthomosaics and 3D digital surface models; assessing quality control
  • data analysis – techniques for analyzing drone data in GIS and remote sensing software
  • visualization – create 3D models of your data
  • latest trends and technology – hear about new and upcoming developments in drone technology from leading industry representatives

Who Should Attend?

Dronecamp is designed for participants with little to no experience in drone technology, and who are interested in using drones for a variety of real world mapping applications. This training has an emphasis on agriculture and natural resources, but the methods for flight operations, data processing, and analysis are applicable to a broad range of disciplines, including archeology, surveying, and facilities management. Note that tools and techniques for drone video will not be covered.

Fees, Application, and Registration

Dronecamp registration costs $500 for UC affiliates (UC employees and enrolled students), and $900 for non-UC participants.

The number of participants will be limited to 30. All participants must apply for Dronecamp by filling in an application formExperience with drones or GIS is not required.

The initial application period will be March 1 – April 15, 2017. Accepted participants will be notified by April 18th with additional instructions for registration and payment. Registration fees must be paid in full by July 14, 2017.


July 25, 2017
July 27, 2017
Event Category:


Informatics and GIS Statewide Program (IGIS)


University of California: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Davis, CA 95616 United States + Google Map