11. June 2019 - 8:30
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Pix4D Public Safety Workshop - Idaho Falls | Idaho Falls Police Department | Tuesday, 11. June 2019

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.
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

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

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


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


Contour Lines

Vector data extraction

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.