Drone Mapping Course:

Capture and Analyse Data

We train you in drone mapping skills to efficiently capture and analyse data.

3 days


$1995 incl GST

What you will learn in this course:

This course gives you everything you need to learn drone mapping for data capture and analysis.

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Mission Planning

We guide you through the whole decision-making process. Where you can fly (legally and ethically), the drone you should purchase for your needs, the best-suited apps for mission planning, and how to create an effective flight plan to acquire data suitable for mapping.

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Data Pre-Processing

After capturing data, you need to work on pre-processing to create an orthomosaic image or 3D model. We help you navigate the software necessary to create your mosaics and build the basis for further analysis.

Field survey

We help you create and execute survey plans to supplement your image data using in-situ field observation.

Practical flight skills

This course is highly practical to ensure that all participants become confident in flying drones in many scenarios. Students start flying micro drones indoors to build confidence and later move to sub 2kg drones flown outdoors.

Online materials

Access our online Drone Mapping course resources (valued at $695) for additional teaching on some GIS basics, like an introduction to either ArcGIS Pro or QGIS.

Personalised Expert Support

Dr. Karen Joyce is available to answer all your questions during and after the course so you can cement your skills.

We come to you

It's possible to conduct this workshop in a location of your choice as long as it meets civil aviation safety requirements. Minimum course numbers apply and travel costs are additional. Get in touch for details.

Note: It is outside the scope of this course to investigate automated and semi-automated remote sensing image processing techniques such as OBIA, spectral analysis, and pixel-based classifications.

What experts and students are saying:

Dr Karen Joyce


Dr. Karen Joyce is the Co-Founder and Technical Lead of GeoNadir. She is a multi-award winning geospatial scientist, working for more than 20 years in government, industry, the military, and academia. She has been involved in tertiary education since the late ’90’s, and online education for the past 12 years. Her online resources are accessed nearly 30,000 times every month and she is constantly creating content as technology changes. Karen is a qualified remote pilot and has been flying drones of all sizes with a variety of sensor payloads since 2013, with most of her research conducted on the Great Barrier Reef.


Yes, this course teaches concepts you need a drone to put into practice and make the most of the learning process. With a drone, you’ll be able to plan and execute missions and then analyse the data.

Maybe. Regulations and guidelines vary by location and drone size, so always check with your local authorities before drafting your mission plan.

This course is a comprehensive and in-depth training that takes you through the entire workflow of drone mapping: from mission planning to information communication.

The course materials were carefully crafted by Dr. Karen Joyce, an award-winning and published drone mapping academicz with more than two decades of teaching experience across tertiary, government, military, and private organisations.

This is an intensive face-to-face 3-day-long workshop with lots of practical flight time.

On top of that, you get ongoing access to the online resources afterward, so you can refer back to all the materials and continue your learning journey.

No. This course is suitable for all skill levels because we start from the beginning and will adapt the workshop to suit each participant’s level.

Students as young as 12-years-old have participated in this training. Beyond age, the main requirements are willingness to learn and basic knowledge of safe drone operation.

The only costs associated with the course are the equipment (if you don’t already have a drone and/or computer) and travel expenses so your instructor can train you in your preferred location.

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