11. June 2019 - 8:30
Share it on:

Pix4D Public Safety Workshop - Idaho Falls | Idaho Falls Police Department | Tuesday, 11. June 2019

Description
Kickstart your workflow by learning about Pix4D's recommended best practices when capturing and processing aerial and terrestrial images. This is a technical workshop organized in partnership with Sundance Media Group for public safety professionals using drones to document vehicular collisions. The workshop will introduce you to creating accurate reconstructions and improving final results.
By registering for this workshop you are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the Pix4D Certification Exam.
Level
Audience: Law enforcement or public safety professionals who are beginning to leverage drones and digital imaging for mapping and 3D modeling work.
Content: We will cover topics of basic to intermediate level and explain how to get the best results using the available processing options in Pix4Dmapper.
 
Workshop Content

Day 1 - Fundamental Concepts and General Processing Workflow w/GCPs
Lecture


The Theory and Science of Photogrammetry


Aerial Mapping RGB Image Acquisition: Best Practices


Georeferencing, Project Accuracy, and Ground Control: Best Practices



Acceptable - Image Geotags


Good- Scale Constraints


Better- Total Station, Local Coordinate systems


Best - Differential GPS/GNSS



Hardware specification recommendations


Project/scene accuracy verification


Lab Exercises


Creating a New Project in Pix4Dmapper Pro


Step 1: Initial Processing, Image Geotags only



Creating a Processing Area


Project measurement check


Reoptimizing the Project



Step 2: Point Cloud and Mesh



Working in the rayCloud


Classifying the Point Cloud


Using the Point Cloud Editor


Volume Calculations


Generating a 3D Mesh



Step 3: DSM, and Orthomosaic



Working in the Mosaic Editor


Generating an Orthomosaic, DSM and DTM


Contours and Outputs



Day 2 - Advanced Processing Techniques & Quality Report Review
Lecture


Review of Exercise 1 workflow/process


Review of a project quality report


Review of Pix4D processing options


Image acquisition of vertical structures: Best Practices


Terrestrial & mapping indoors: Best Practices


Pix4Dcapture


Lab Exercises


3D Reconstruction of Vertical Structures



Applying Scale and Orientation Constraints


Making linear, area & volume measurements


Advanced Point Cloud Editing


Masking Images using Image Annotation


Applying the Clipping Box


Generating Video Animations



Merging Oblique and Nadir Imagery with Manual Tie Points



Day 3 - Instructor guided scene capture and  project processing
Mission Planning


Scene Location scouting/size up  (Secure location selected & provided by requesting Agency)


Establish project Georeferencing plan, leveraging available agency hardware.



Acceptable - Image Geotags


Good- Scale Constraints


Better- Total Station, Arbitrary/Local Coordinate system


Best - Differential GPS/GNSS with defined coordinate system



Review potential scene challenges & suggested workarounds


Image Acquisition of aerial & terrestrial data



Aerial Images


Terrestrial Images


Terrestrial video



Mapping Indoors: Best Practices (Optional in place of outdoor data collection)


 
Project Processing


Step 1,  Automatic Tie Points & initial quality report generation


Applying georeferencing or Scale and Orientation Constraints


Merging Aerial and Terrestrial data



Establish Manual Tie Points across projects to be merged


Project Reoptimization


Create Merged Project


Review initial results



Point Cloud Editing



Clipping Box


Image Annotation


Point Cloud Classification



Pix4Dmapper outputs



Dense Point Cloud


3D Mesh


Digital Surface Model


Orthomosaic


Contour Lines


Vector data extraction




FAQs
Q: What is a Pix4D User Workshop?A: A Pix4D User Workshop is geared towards 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 a personal training at .
Q: I am not sure if this workshop is right for me.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 of RAM, 20 GB of 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 workshop 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 must 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 training@pix4d.com 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.
*By registering to the workshop, you accept the General Terms and Conditions of Sale of Pix4D and submit your information to the workshop organizer, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event.