Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

February 8th, Drone Data Processing Workshop

Desert Research and Extension Center

1004 Holton Rd, Holtville, CA 92250

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Goal:  To provide an overview of remote sensing applications for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to UC Cooperative Extension Advisors, Specialists and other UC affiliates, as well as public and private resource professionals.

Workshop Content: This workshop is designed for participants with little to no experience with drone data or GIS software applications. Following a brief lecture on the use of drones for land cover mapping, a hands-on exercise will introduce you to the steps you will need to know for processing imagery and creating your own maps. To conclude the workshop, we will discuss a wide range of further applications of drones for agriculture and natural resource management.

This course content is the result of a collaborative effort between the UC ANR IGIS Statewide Program,, and the UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF),


Audience: Public and private resource professionals as well as UC Cooperative Extension Advisors, Specialists and other UC ANR affiliates.

Requirement: Participants must bring a laptop computer with a recent version of ArcGIS and Pix4D installed on it.

ArcGIS can be obtained for UC ANR work computers free of charge at Click Here

Pix4D - Prior to the workshop, a link to download and install Pix4D will be sent to you.  When you arrive at the workshop we will then temporarily log you into the application using one of our floating site licenses.  Sorry Mac users, Pix4D only works on PCs.

People who do not have access to a PC laptop or ArcGIS software can share workstations with other members of the workshop.

When & Where: February 8th, 2017, from 2pm to 5pm

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Desert Research and Extension Center
1004 East Holton Road, Holtville CA. 92250

Google Map link: Click Here

Cost: This is a free workshop; compliments of the UC ANR IGIS program.

Register: Click Here to register.
It is possible that this training will reach capacity, therefore please register early.  Only the first 25 people to sign up will receive a seat at the event.

Contact: Sean Hogan, 530-750-1322,


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