Using Drone Based Thermal Imagery for Wildlife Detection and Spatial Analysis (hosted by TWS)

TWS Workshop

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The “Drone Based Thermal Imagery for Wildlife Detection” workshop will review recent case studies of drone mapping and aerial thermal imagery methodologies for detecting wildlife in the field and subsequent data analysis.  Hands-on instruction will be provided on the implementation of these methodologies using the case study data sets. The workshop will begin with a review of the techniques used for imagery acquisition.  Specific spatial and environmental considerations such as airspace restrictions, temperature, humidity, cloud cover, time of day, etc will be discussed as it relates to the researchers findings.  Hardware and software configurations including the drone, flight controls, cameras, image resolution, drone flight software and image capture tools will be presented.  Attendees will then work with sample drone data to perform qualitative analysis of apparent temperatures using radiometric jpg images.  Finally the methodology to import imagery and the corresponding radiometric attributes directly into ArcGIS for spatial analysis will be reviewed.  This methodology includes the specifications for scaling and placing imagery based on resolution and GPS metadata.
Organizers: Albert Sarvis, Christine Proctor

TWS Workshop
Location: Reno-Sparks CC Date: October 3, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm