The Drone Thinking Initiative

Readings and Resources: J-Term 2017 (Day 3)

  • 10:00 AM: Checklists and Flight Logs
  • 11:00 AM – Case Study:  Invasive Species Mapping & Counter Drone Control
    Ryan Wicks, Umass
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:00 PM: Mission Planning and Mapping
  • 2:00 PM: ITT or Scott Gym for Flight Practice or Simulation in Bass 105
  • 3:00 PM: Adjourn

Finish checklists and compare with 1-2 classmates.  What aspects did each of you think was most important?  What did you have that was the same?  What did you consider differently?


1.) Sample Checklists:

       a.) Spatial Analysis Lab

       b.) University of Wyoming

       c.) Airctemps (Oregon)

2.) Basics of Photogrammetry

       a.) Using UAV for High-Resolution Reconstruction of Topography

       b.) Video: Intro to Modern Photogrammetry and Optimal Flight Plans

3.) 5 Times Drones Told the Story (optional/skim)

Additional Resources:

Drones for Conservation

Humanitarian UAV Network