Multispectral Imaging for Drone Operators Course

Learn the basics of drone multispectral imaging for precision agriculture.

3 Days
Hampshire, United Kingdom


Learn how to create reflectance maps, index maps (NDVI, NDRE) and orthomosaics for professional agricultural analysis and reporting.

Multispectral cameras can be used on drones to collect valuable data for precision agriculture. This course teaches delegates how to capture that data and process it in Pix4D.
Pix4D is an industry-leading image processing software application that can be used to convert multispectral drone images into precise and actionable maps. These maps can then be used by farmers, agronomists and professionals to maximise yield and boost the quality of their crops.
The Multispectral for Drone Operators course provides delegates with a professional understanding of multispectral technology. During the course, delegates will learn the fundamentals of multispectral image capture, analysis and processing techniques.

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Course Content

Day 1

• Basics of Multispectral Imaging
• Multispectral Camera Set-up
• Multispectral Camera Operation
• Multispectral Drone Integration

Day 2

• Multispectral Flight Planning
• Autonomous Flight Planning
• Multispectral Image Processing
• Practical Exercises

Day 3

• Pix4D Software Session
• Multispectral Image Analysis
• Course Revision Session
• Final Examination

Course content is subject to change

Course Details

Multispectral for Drone Operators is a 3-day course for pilots interested in conducting agricultural inspections with their drone.

Multispectral cameras capture data in several spectral bands, which can be used to create Chlorophyll maps, NDVI layers and digital surface models. These maps can then be analysed to determine crop health, population estimations and yield estimations, as well as identifying pest infested areas.

Multispectral imaging can also be used to create terrain mosaics for archaeological sites. Soil variability caused by buried structures will often affect plant growth, which is visible to a multispectral sensor.

When conducting an agricultural survey, drone operators need to have an understanding of light levels, overlapping flights and processing formulas – all of which are covered in this course.

Those attending the course are not required to own a drone or any remote sensors. All equipment for training will be provided for the duration of the course.

Any practical exercises (weather permitting) involving drone flying will be operated by our training instructors. As such, pilots are not required to hold Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) for this course.

This course has no specific entry requirements. It’s recommended that delegates have, or are working towards, gaining their Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA.

iRed training courses are delivered by industry experts, each with many years of teaching experience.

Our instructors have delivered hundreds of accredited thermal imaging courses, seminars, workshops and presentations since 2002. Courses have been delivered to multi-national organisations, global brands, universities, local authorities and small businesses throughout the world.

By working closely with leading educational institutions such as the University of Portsmouth, we’re able to ensure our courses are are constantly up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices from industry.

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