Drone Surveying Training

Drone Surveying E-Learning Course

Fleet UAS has developed an online e-learning course in conjunction with Coptrz, one of the leading UK drone training providers. This course was developed by James Dunthorne, who was responsible for integrating drones into one of the leading chartered surveying companies in the UK, and developed the world's most accurate drone survey for Network Rail (Link)

The course is designed to bridge the gap between drones and surveying, and is aimed at drone operators, surveyors, engineers and construction companies to help them to deliver accurate data reliably on a project by project basis. On this course you will learn how to produce high quality and accurate 2D and 3D deliverables including topographical surveys, BIM models, elevation models and orthophotos, and what it takes to ensure that you meet survey specifications first time, every time

Due to being an e-learning course, you can complete the course as quickly or as slowly as you wish. If you only have a spare 30 minutes each day, this course can be completed in about 5 weeks. However if you have the time, you can get through the content in less than 2 days. Upon completion you will be provided with a certificate of completion

Course Modules -

  1. Introduction to photogrammetry

  2. Photogrammetry Theory

  3. Photography Principals

  4. Installing Control Networks

  5. Data Capture

  6. Processing

  7. Data Extraction

  8. Data Accuracy

  9. Quality Assurance

  10. Equipment

  11. Practical: Flight Planning

  12. Practical: Topographical Surveys

  13. Practical: BIM/ 3D Modelling

Meet the Author

James Dunthorne - Drone Surveying Consultant

James has over 10 years experience in the drone industry, and over 5 years in drone surveying. He has worked for 3 different surveying companies who undertook agricultural, environmental, land, rail, BIM and measured building surveys using drones

In his previous role at Plowman Craven, a leading UK chartered surveying company, James was responsible for integrating drones into the business and for developing Vogel R3D, the worlds first drone based system able to meet Network Rail's Band 1 accuracy requirement of sub-5mm. James' work was hailed as a "game changer" by Chris Preston, a senior engineer within Network Rail, and won an innovation award at the Rail Industry Awards (RIA) 2018

In short, the experience and knowledge you’ll have access to by enrolling on the Commercial UAV Surveying Course from James will be invaluable to your organisation whether you are only just getting started with drone technology, or you are trying to optimise and advance your surveying outputs

Q&A Webinar

Watch this short 14-min webinar with course creator James Dunthorne and Coptrz Surveying industry expert James Pick to find out what the course entails, who it’s aimed at and what skills you’ll have after completing.


Book onto this course today for £475 + VAT