Drone Mapping, Modeling & Surveying Bundle

Add valuable new skills to your toolkit.

  • 3 courses bundled together - learn it all in one place.
  • Step-by-step instructions from an experienced drone service provider.
  • Everything you need to know to create and deliver professional drone maps, models, and surveys to clients.
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$299 (lifetime access)

Why Pilot Institute

3 Courses Bundled Together

3 Courses Bundled Together

Learn drone mapping, modeling, and surveying all in one place. Breeze through our lessons while building your knowledge on a strong foundation. Lesson are fun to watch and just 3 minutes long on average.

Drone Mapping Facebook Community

Drone Mapping Facebook Community

Network and learn from your fellow pilots in an exclusive Facebook Group. Have your questions answered by our instructor and other students.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee that you will enjoy this class. All of our courses are backed by a no-hassle 30 day refund policy.

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

We offer lifetime access to our course. You can always come back if you need a refresher. This course is also continually updated and your will have access to any changes automatically.

Knowledge on a Strong Foundation

Knowledge on a Strong Foundation

Learn on a strong foundation. Understand the language your clients will expect you to use and see how to produce deliverables they'll love.

Accurate Information

Accurate Information

This course is taught by people who earn their living flying drones. The instructor has been offering drone mapping services for 6 years.

Class 1: Drone Mapping Foundations

Class 1: Drone Mapping Foundations

This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning how to map using a drone. This is a great opportunity to provide a new service to your customers. In this class, you will learn:
 

  • The use cases for drone mapping.
  • The best drones and software to use for drone mapping.
  • The terminology and language you need to know to communicate effectively with your clients.
  • Practical flight planning strategies and tools to improve your drone mapping quality.
  • How to identify what makes a good map and tips to avoid common mistakes.
  • Understand the accuracy of your drone maps.
  • How to process your imagery and create high-quality maps using Drone Deploy, Metashape, and Pix4D.
  • See what deliverables you can provide to your clients from your maps.

 

We provide you with access to the exact files that we used to create our sample project in this course so that you can follow along and create your own model.
 

3.5 hours of video instruction

 

Class 2: Drone Surveying Made Easy

Class 2: Drone Surveying Made Easy

This class adds on to the knowledge learned in the Drone Mapping Foundations course. You will learn how to create more precise maps. You will also learn:
 

  • The limitations of GPS and overcoming them.
  • How ground control points can increase the accuracy of your surveys.
  • PPK vs RTK and the advantages and disadvantages of both.
  • See how to create advanced deliverables such as contours and digital surface models (DSMs).
  • Advanced flight planning and how to do corridor and terrain mapping.
  • Learn programs such as QGIS, Virtual Surveyor, and SketchFab
  • How to add ground control point data to Pix4D.

 

3.5 hours of video instruction

 

Class 3: Drone Modeling Made Easy

Class 3: Drone Modeling Made Easy

Creating models takes a different set of skills than creating maps or surveys. In this class, we will show you how to capture and create accurate 3D models. In this class, you will learn:
 

  • The differences between mapping and modeling.
  • What facades are and how to do them.
  • How to capture drone models using automated and manual flights.
  • Advanced camera settings and positioning techniques.
  • How to combine ground and aerial cameras to create models.
  • Drone modeling deliverables including digital twins.
  • Learn how to create models with software such as Bently ContextCapture, and Pix4D.

 

2.5 hours of video instruction
 

All 3 Courses Bundled Together

All 3 Courses Bundled Together

Save $75 by purchasing all three classes bundled together.

Let’s meet your instructor Taught by experts, focused on outcomes.

Jared Janacek

Jared Janacek

President, Texas Drone Company

Jared Janacek is the founder of Texas Drone Company, a drone service provider focused on the mining, construction, and survey industries. He has been teaching drone mapping across Texas through his involvement with the Texas Drone Workshop for 3+ years. As a drone service provider, his company focuses primarily on mapping including photogrammetry and LiDAR. Flying 100+ mapping sites every month, Texas Drone has developed streamlined flight and data processing workflows that focus on accuracy and repeatability. Jared is also a member of the UAV ASPRS and the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.


For over six years Jared has worked to develop and advance the industry in a variety of ways through involvement in educational and trade groups. As vice-president of the Lone Star Chapter of AUVSI he has served as an industry ambassador to a variety of trade organizations to help educate industry professionals about the benefits of drones and their integration.

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FAQ Got questions? Get the answer below. You can also contact us.

Which drone do I need to do mapping?

These classes does not require you to own a specific drone. It's possible to create maps with any drone. Having said that, you will achieve higher quality and faster results with a drone that has a mechanical shutter such as the Phantom 4 Pro or the new Mavic 3 Enterprise.

Which software do you use in this course?

We use a variety of software in these courses including DJI GS Pro (which is free), Drone Deploy, Pix4D, and much more. We use a broad range of software throughout the classes to give you an understanding of everything that's out there.

You have three mapping classes. Which one should I take first?

Drone mapping foundations is the class that we recommend taking first.

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