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Faculty of Forest Sciences invites training in the use of drones - El Sol de Durango

Faculty of Forest Sciences invites training in the use of drones – El Sol de Durango

The College of Forestry and Environmental Sciences invites a Training Course – Workshop on the Use of Drones, which will take place from 25-30 October, with the aim of providing participants with the necessary knowledge to plan drone flights for digital audiovisual and photo production purposes. The process of taking pictures and visualizing the derivative products.

The instructors will be Luis Gallardo Salazar and Susana Hinojosa Espinoza, members of the official QGIS Mexico Users Group, graduates of the Master’s Degree in Geomatics Applied to Forests and Environmental Resources from the University of Juarez, Durango State (UJED).

They have extensive experience in the use and application of drones and LiDAR technology for natural resource management, and they also hold a certification of competency as drone pilots from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

The basic concepts of drones, flight safety measures and photogrammetry workflows will start from scratch, so that at the end of the course participants will have the knowledge necessary to plan and execute professional RPAS flights and derive their own products as one of the main inputs into geomatics.

The training will last for 30 hours of theoretical and practical work divided into four face-to-face modules, with the option to take it in default mode. Those interested can enter the FCFA page or search their social networks for more detailed information on this activity, which is part of the Continuous training provided by the institution to the community.

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