An Introduction to Visualizing and Analyzing LiDAR Data from Drones


Course Description

In this 4-page activity, provided by the Unmanned Aircraft System operations Technician Education Program (UASTEP), students are introduced to some of the properties (i.e. return value, point count) of LiDAR data gathered by a sensor mounted on a drone or unmanned aircraft system. In addition, students use spatial analysis tools in the ArcGIS Pro software package to process the data in order to analyze the study area’s terrain.

Learning Outcomes


Basic Skill Requirements


The UASTEP projects is a collaboration between Palomar College and Southwestern College, as well as their partner high school districts, universities, and various industry partners. This project will not only increase the number of skilled UAS technicians in the workplace, but also seeks to foster interest in UAS among faculty members and students from different disciplines.

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