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Drone2Map for ArcGIS Hands on Workshop -
This workshop will consist of hands exercises on and presentation on the of the use of Drone2Map for ArcGIS to generate Mosaic, Point Clouds, 3D Meshes, and Oblique Imagery from Drone Imagery. USES of Drone2Map for ArcGIS outputs will be covered for further work with ArcGIS Earth, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
Users at the end of this presentation will learn how to construct, share, and use several 3D products derived from remote sensing data for decision makers
Attendees are required to bring their own computer but can download evaluation copies of the software being used for the workshop http://dld.bz/Drone2Map
Workshop Length- 3 hours
Skill Level: Intermediate
Questions Please contact Steve Snow http://dld.bz/eZGrj on LinkedIn
Geospatial Big Data Platform: Performing Imagery Analysis at Scale
The session will start with semi-automated interface driven examples that do not require prior knowledge in software development and move into a more hands on session where we will walk users through the process of creating a custom analysis using open source tools, combining that with other algorithms in the GBDX ecosystem, and creating an information product from imagery using the platform.
This four hour workshop will be delivered at an intermediate level. Each attendee will have the opportunity to walk through actual analysis using the platform, so internet connectivity will be required and each attendee will need to bring their own laptop to participate.
Hyperspectral and Extended Multispectral Remote Sensing: Phenomenology, Sensor Systems, and Data Processing - Overview:
Hyperspectral datasets provide full spectral resolution over the wavelength range of interest so that diagnostic absorption features of Earth surface materials can be uniquely identified. "Extended multispectral" systems such as ASTER and WorldView-3 provide multiple spectral bands in the visible and near infrared and shortwave infrared allowing for the detection of many materials with absorption features that are sampled by those bands. This workshop provides an introduction to the phenomenology of hyperspectral remote sensing putting an emphasis on the physics of the radiometry and spectrometry involved. The causes of absorption features in Earth surface materials (minerals, soils, vegetation, and manmade materials) will be discussed as will the role of the atmosphere in modulating the observed signal. Hyperspectral and extended multispectral data collection systems will be discussed. Finally, an introduction to data processing methods based on the mapping of spectral features and the utilization of spectral shape will be provided. These include spectral feature fitting, spectral matching approaches and spectral mixture analysis.
Topics to be addressed:
1. Definitions of hyperspectral and extended multispectral remote sensing
2. The phenomenology of reflectance and emission spectrometry
3. Hyperspectral and extended multispectral sensor system architectures
4. Hyperspectral and extended multispectral processing techniques and approaches
5. Examples of application areas.
Who Should Participate:
This workshop is intended for users of multi- or hyperspectral remote sensing data. This includes analysts who may have used multispectral data or some other form of remote sensing data and are now interested in using hyperspectral or extended multispectral data in their work. This workshop is also appropriate for managers who must make decisions about what kind of remote sensing data to purchase for their projects and/or what kind of multi- or hyperspectral image processing software that they should purchase. This workshop will provide an introduction to the power of hyperspectral and extended multispectral data in remote sensing projects.
Imagery Triangulation and Sensor Calibration for Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems - Part 1
The workshop provides participants with all the necessary
knowledge about how to successfully design, plan and execute
an aerial mission project to support GPS-based aerial
triangulation. Operational requirements and good practice
guidelines of operating an airborne GPS is detailed together
with guidelines on flight planning strategy and ground control
distribution. Mathematical background of the process of
simultaneous bundle block adjustment will be detailed and
recommended parameters setting will be explained. Workflows
for both frame-based cameras and push broom cameras
will be detailed and discussed. PART I will be followed
by PART II of this workshop which focuses on the special
requirements needed for project executed with UAS/UAV.
Practical lessons on triangulating and calibrating imagery
flown with UAS together with practical examples and results
will be discussed in details.
Platforms, and Best Practices -
The ASPRS Primary Data Acquisition Division (PDAD) and Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division (UASD) have been jointly and proactively focused on addressing the nation's needs for establishing proper guidelines, procedures, best practices and possibly standards for the UAS Mapping industry. This workshop is sponsored the "Precision Mapping by UAS" Committee jointly established by the PDAD and UASD
This workshop will focus on presenting the underlying concepts and applications of Precision Mapping by UAS including sensors, platforms, workflows, data acquisition/processing best practices, sensor calibration, and integrated multi-sensor system calibration & data fusion. Additionally, Accuracy assessment of UAS-generated mapping products will be addressed using practical examples from real world UAS projects. This workshop is intended for the ASPRS mapping professionals from either technical or business background. The topics will be covered in this workshop can be summarized as:
1. 1. UAS Sensor Payload
" - Imaging Sensors (Camera, LiDAR, etc.)
" - Positioning Sensors (GNSS, Inertial, etc.)
2. 2. UAS Platform
" - Drone UAV
" - Fixed wing UAV
3. 3. UAS Data Processing and Map Production Techniques
" - Aerotriangulation, Direct Georeferencing, and Integrated Sensor Orientation
" - Structure from motion
" - Calibration & Quality Control
" - Best Practices
" - Real World UAS examples
Preparing for ASPRS Certification - The purpose of this workshop is to prepare individuals who are planning to sit for the ASPRS Certification exams. The workshop will begin by explaining the purpose and form of the exam. It will then begin to identify key topical areas which an applicant should be aware of prior to taking the exam. Topics will begin with a review of the basic concepts and sample questions to show how these topics will be tested for on the exam. Finally, the workshop will try to identify resources in which exam takers should be aware of and study from in their preparation for the examination.
Methods for the Quality Assurance of LiDAR Point Clouds and Breaklines for Floodplain Modeling
Esri Remote Sensing APPathon -
Hidden in every complicated computer solution is a simple App just waiting for a creative mind to bring it to life. That is the challenge of Esri's Remote Sensing APPathon; making image processing simple and intuitive. We are going to provide all ingredients needed for non-developers to design, build and implement remote sensing apps using AppStudio for ArcGIS http://dld.bz/eZJEd. All we need is your ingenuity, creativeness and willingness to learn a few simple tools, and the rest is up to you. While nobody expects a miracle, we guarantee that by the end of the session you will have created a working remote sensing App that actually does something useful. And that is just the beginning.
1. Workshop duration 4 Hours
2. Level: Intermediate
3. Maximum number of attendees 100
4. Internet connection need: Yes
5. Attendance Laptop need: Yes
6. Additional Keywords Emerging Applications,
Requirements: Users will need to bring their own computer for Hands on Imagery Application Training.
Field Data Collection Techniques for the Development of Remote Sensing Ground Truth, Including "the Most Accurate, Least Expensive, and Most Easily Applied" Method -
This workshop is an introductory workshop designed to take the participant through a review of data collection methodologies, definitions, and pro and cons of different methodologies designed to assist the participant in designing and/or selecting the most appropriate reference data collection processes to suit their particular information needs, whether related to field training or accuracy assessment sites. Methodologies presented will include ocular estimates, fixed area sampling, transect sampling, point sampling, and combinations of these approaches. The concepts of cover, closure, and frequency will be discussed. Techniques used to develop estimates of canopy cover, foliar cover, and canopy closure; trees per acre; quadratic mean diameter; average crown diameter; canopy structure; and species composition will be included. The estimation of categorical estimates will also be addressed, as well a discussion of potential bias and cost. The Line-point Transect methodology will be of primary focus, as this field data collection methodology was recently recommended by a UN Food and Agriculture Organization Research Study as the most accurate, least expensive, and most easily applied" field data collection method of the four methods they tested ( see Adikari, Y. and MacDicken, K.,Testing Field Methods for Assessing the Forest Protective Function for Soil and Water; Forest Resource Assessment Working Paper 185/e United Nations FAO 2015: 1-36).
Examples from recent projects will be used to illustrate field data collection principles and the nature of information that can be developed from an integrated sample design to accurately assess the multitude of different features that may be sampled at any given site that includes trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, non-vascular plants, ground surface condition, woody debris, snags, trace elements and other features.
Audience: Those in need of or who want to learn how to develop and use accurate, easy-to-use, and inexpensive field data descriptions including: Remote sensing project managers and analysts; natural resource managers and scientists; and others involved in inventory, monitoring, or mapping projects interested in development of accurate land cover data that can be used to assess and describe ecosystem characteristics for either training or accuracy assessment.
Imagery Triangulation and Sensor Calibration for Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems – PART-II
The workshop provides participants with all the necessary knowledge about how to successfully design, plan and execute an aerial mission project to support GPS-based aerial triangulation using unmanned aerial system (UAS). Operational requirements and good practice guidelines of operating an airborne GPS is detailed together with guidelines on flight planning strategy and ground control distribution. To gain workable knowledge of the mathematical background of the process of the simultaneous bundle block adjustment and details of the recommended parameters setting, participants of this this workshop are advised to register for PART 1, Imagery Triangulation and Sensor Calibration for Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems - PARTI, of this topic which will be offered in this conference prior to PART II. PART II focuses on the special requirements needed for project executed with UAS/UAV. Practical lessons on triangulating and calibrating imagery flown with UAS together with practical examples and products generation will be discussed in details.
1. Overview of Fundamentals of an airborne GPS integrated system
- Operational principles and requirements of a GPS system on board of a UAS.
2. Overview of Functional system design and requirements for an airborne GPS Integrated photogrammetric system
3. Data Characteristics for UAS Projects
- Increased over lap
- Less accurate GPS
- Lack of accurate IMU
- Lack of camera calibration
4. Flight design and special considerations for UAS-based aerial triangulation
- Flight configuration for block and corridor types projects.
- Ground control configuration for block and corridor types projects
5. Processing flow for bundle adjustment of imagery from UAS
- Input data requirements
- Systematic error corrections
- Data analysis
6. Concept of Camera Self Calibration
7. Practical results and projects examples.
Object-based image analysis of natural land cover - Object-based image analysis (OBIA) is widely used in urban/urban-rural feature extraction using rule-based models. For natural scenes (e.g. wetlands), aggregating the spectral information of the objects and facilitating textural and contextual information can have many advantages. The main objective of this professional development workshop proposal is to demonstrate the use of OBIA in classifying high-resolution (sub-decimeter) unmanned aerial system imagery using machine learning algorithms. An example of classifying wetland areas for natural resource management and invasive plant detection will be illustrated. RGB, NIR, and DSM are used in the segmentation and classification process. The use of machine learning classification algorithms will be demonstrated and assessed. The workshop will utilize the eCognition Developer software as well as other spatial analysis and programming software. The integration of the eCognition software and other open source image analysis and statistical analysis software will be explored. The audience is asked to bring in Windows OS laptops (Intel Dual or Quad Core Processor) with enough storage (50-200 GB disk space) and memory (1-4 GB RAM) to install the eCognition software. Other light-weight software packages may also need to be installed.