5

Years

8

Universities

27

Instructors

415

Students

1250

Flights

Welcome to Drone Camp!

DroneCamp is a short course on using drones for mapping and data collection. Now in its 5th year, the program is designed to cover a broad suite of knowledge and skills needed to use drones for mapping.

DroneCamp is a collaborative effort by several campuses and research programs within the University of California and California State University systems. Normally an in-person event at CSU Monterey Bay, DroneCamp 2021 is being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources

Access a variety of useful drone mapping and data collection resources to extend the value of your Drone Camp experience. Now in its 5th year, the Drone Camp program is designed to cover a broad suite of knowledge and skills needed to use drones for mapping.

DroneCamp is a collaborative effort by several campuses and research programs within the University of California and California State University systems. Normally an in-person event at CSU Monterey Bay, DroneCamp 2021 is being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Testimonials

I had plenty of experience operating drones, but the data processing was extremely helpful in teaching me skills that I had been unable to previously find information about.

Great organization, very professional, friendly atmosphere. Interesting for any audience and good for any experience level. Will highly recommend to anyone.

I went from knowing nothing about drones to signing up for my part 107 exam and will be using drones to map wilderness areas for search and rescue operations.

DroneCamp 2019 was a great experience. I was impressed that such a large amount of information was presented in a very organized and coherent way. I appreciated that there was a sufficient number of presenters and staff that any questions could be quickly addressed. The expertise and level of preparation of the team were impressive.

As a researcher, I was already aware of the possible applications of drone-based photogrammetry, but Drone Camp gave me a more realistic idea of the cost of equipment and software required for high-accuracy results. I feel that I can speak knowledgeably about drones in writing a proposal, and include a reasonable budget.

Our agency is in the infancy stage of incorporating drones into our current work flow. There is a lot of interest in and around our office through stakeholders and our board of directors but it is an issue that should not be rushed. Drone Camp has been instrumental in introducing material & individuals that we can reach out to as we further refine the scope of how, when, and why drones will be a part of our current routine activities.

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