Jornada Research Institute (JRI) and Emery Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) are excited to offer training in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) (the use of Drones for collecting data) remote sensing. This training has been approved by the NMSHPO for continuing education credits (CEC) for permitting purposes for those who need additional CEC units. This training will be a two-day class as outlined in the attached table. It includes photogrammetry applications, LiDAR data collection and using Infrared cameras in archaeological contexts. Drones have become popular tools yet only a few individuals truly understand how best to maximize data collection.
As part of this class, ERAU will have a staff of two professors – Dan Macchiarella and Kevin Adkins – along with 21 of their students. This training will be open to Jornada Research members at no charge allowing members to learn about the use UAS applications. For those who wish to get CEC units, the class is $90.00 per day. Those taking it for credit must take Day 1 in order to also attend Day 2. The class is limited to 10 participants. If you are a current JRI member , the fee is discounted to $155.00 for the two-day course and to $80.00 for only Day 1. The first day will be primarily classroom instruction. On the following day, we will be collecting photogrammetry, LiDAR and IR imagery from targeted locations in Tularosa Canyon at Creekside Village, Twin Kivas, and the Great, Great Kiva site.
Dan Macchiarella has experience conducting UAS data collection in various locations in Europe and brings that background to New Mexico along with past courses in data collection techniques. We are fortunate to be able to have arranged to get them here and to offer this training.
|Wednesday||21-Jul-21||8:00am||UAS for Remote Sensing Overview||Classroom|
|9:30am||Planning UAS Operations||“|
|Basic Hand Flying||“|
|Basic Aerial Photography||“|
|12:00pm||Lunch||On your own|
|1:00pm||Lesson or Applied in Field Setting:||Classroom/desert|
|Planning Photogrammetric Flights||“|
|Conducting Photogrammetric Flights||“|
|Collecting Data – Discussion||“|
|Processing Data – Discussion||“|
|Presenting Data – Discussion||Tularosa Canyon|
|4:00pm||Debrief, Clean Up and Recover||“|
|5:00pm||Dinner/Social hour to review||Casa de Suenos or GC|
|Thursday||22-July-21||8:00am||UAS Operations/Data Collection||Creekside Village|
|12:00pm||Lunch: shade along Rio Tularosa||Bring your own|
|1:00pm||UAS Operations/Data Collection||Creekside Village|
|4:00pm||Debrief/Clean up and recover||“|
|5:00 pm||Social hour/Catered Dinner||Tularosa Vineyards|