Operators hoping to expand their career options and client offerings should head out to San Francisco at the end of this month to take advantage of DroneDeploy’s annual user conference, followed by an intensive two-day workshop on aerial mapping with training experts DARTDrones.
DroneDeploy has established themselves as the world’s leading drone mapping platform. With an impressive user base in agriculture, construction, architecture and other verticals, the product offering and the company are continuing to grow. Their second user conference promises to be a “remember when” moment as the drone industry is poised to take off with even greater industry adoption over the next few years.
DroneDeploy Day on October 27 is for all of DroneDeploy’s users and drone enthusiasts. Held at DroneDeploy’s San Francisco headquarters, the event offers networking opportunities, keynote addresses from industry leaders like DroneDeploy’s own Mike Winn and renowned drone analyst Colin Snow, and a packed day of product updates, use cases, and training classes – for a nominal $100. fee.
Drone operators who are interested in expanding their skills should register for the two-day intensive aerial mapping workshop immediately following DroneDeploy Day. Studies show that rates for aerial mapping jobs exceed rates for drone jobs in aerial photography and other applications, but aerial mapping requires a specific set of skills in addition to good flying.
Participants must be Part 107 certified and have at least 5 hours of flight experience. (Not Part 107 certified yet? Check out DARTDrones other training classes.) The seminar will cover drone mapping, aerial photogrammetry, and an introduction to the DroneDeploy mapping platform. Class work will be interspersed with flight training sessions, where participants will learn to collect 2D mapping data and 3D modeling data correctly. This is a detailed training program that will give students the skills they need to work on mapping missions in construction, agriculture, and architecture and engineering.
It’s a weekend worth the investment for drone operators. As the industry expands, so does demand for skilled drone services. A three-day investment is well worth the increased job portfolio.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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