CR Kennedy Survey has hosted the first of several certified Pix4D technical workshops kicking off this month in Perth.
Attendees from several industries including Mining Surveyors, Civil Surveyors, Construction, Engineering, Government learnt from Pix4D's Andrew McIntyre as he demonstrated how to incorporate photogrammetry and/or UAVs into projects as well as create accurate reconstructions and improved results.
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Day 1 provides the fundamental concepts necessary for understanding data capture best practices. In addition, the general workflow for processing imagery, georeferencing a project with ground control points (GCPs), and verifying accuracy are covered in detail.
Day 2 covers advanced image acquisition and processing techniques, as well as a review of the quality report and processing options.
Doors to the venue open at 8:30 AM.
March 6, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
- The theory of photogrammetry
- RGB Image acquisition by aerial mapping: best practicesGeoreferencing, project accuracy, and ground control: best practicesProcessing hardware recommendations
Creating a new project in Pix4D Desktop.
Step 1: Initial Processing
- Creating a processing area
- Georeferencing to ground control points (GCPs)
Step 2: Point Cloud and Mesh
- Navigating in the rayCloud
- Editing the densified point cloud
Step 3: DSM and Orthomosaic
- Measuring volumes
- Improving the orthomosaic
- Generating contour lines, and other outputs
March 7, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
- Review of the quality report
- Review of the processing options
- Image acquisition of vertical objects: best practices
- Mapping indoors: best practices
- Introduction to Pix4D Cloud
- Introduction to Pix4Dcapture
- Applying scale and orientation constraints
- Measuring distances and areas
- Advanced point cloud editing
- Applying the clipping box
- Generating an orthoplane
- Merging oblique and nadir images
- Marking manual tie points (MTPs)
- Generating video animations
Q: What is a Pix4D User Workshop?
A: A Pix4D User Workshop is geared toward those who are getting started with Pix4D. We will address best practices for data acquisition, basic processing options, and workflows.
If you consider yourself an advanced user and you are interested in learning more about Pix4D software, please consider requesting a quote for personal training at https://www.pix4d.com/services/training-certification.
Q: I am not certain that my interests will be covered.
A: Please contact us if you need more information about the agenda by clicking "Contact" below.
Q: Should I bring my laptop?
A: Yes, Please ensure that you bring a laptop computer with the latest version of Pix4Dmapper installed to the User Workshop so that you may follow along during the hands-on exercises. Computers will not be provided on the day of the workshop.
We recommend that your computer is equipped with Windows, has at least 16 GB RAM, 20 GB free hard drive space, and a GPU that supports OpenGL 3.2. We also suggest that you bring a computer mouse to facilitate 3D navigation in the software. Computers running Mac OS are not supported at this time.
Q: Should I bring my drone?
A: Please DO NOT bring your drone to the workshop. This is a training about software. Under no circumstances will drones be permitted to fly during the workshop. DO NOT fly your drone at or around the workshop venue.
Q: Do I need a Pix4D software license to attend the workshop?
A: It is not necessary that you own a Pix4D software license to attend the workshop. If you do not own a license, you will be provided with a temporary one for the duration of the workshop.
Q: Is food provided at the Pix4D User Workshop?
A: Lunch, coffee/tea, snacks, and water will be provided onsite during the workshop.
Q: Can I attend the workshop remotely by WebEx, phone, or conference call?
A: The workshop may be attended in person and is not available for remote attendance
Q: Are discounts available for educational institutions or non-profit organizations?
A: Educational discounts are available, please contact the Pix4D training team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: What is the refund policy
A: Orders may not be changed, modified, converted, or refunded once an order has been confirmed.
Q: How can I contact the workshop organizer if I have other questions?
A: Click "Contact" below, and send us an email. We will get back to you as soon as possible.