Pix4D User Workshop
Pix4D is coming to Botswana for the very first
time. This popular international User Workshop
was first hosted on the African continent in
Johannesburg in March 2017. The workshop was again hosted in Johannesburg in September 2018. Now in February 2019 we will be hosting two workshops - again in Johannesburg and in Gaborone.
Kickstart your workflow by learning about Pix4D's recommended best practices when capturing and processing your imagery. This is a technical workshop for professionals using drones in their practice. The workshop will introduce you to creating accurate reconstructions and improving your results. By registering for this workshop you are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the Pix4D Certification Exam.
Andrew has hosted numerous public and
private classes around the world on behalf of
Pix4D. He presented the previous workshop in
Johannesburg in September 2018 and the
feedback from attendees was highly
complimentary. In addition to his experience
in educating customers about best practices, he has extensive experience providing technical support for a wide range of applications. His practical work experience prior to joining Pix4D has empowered him to provide you with recommendations that take real-world limitations into account.
Date and time
Thu 14 Feb 2019 8:30am to 5:30pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019 8:30am to 5:30pm
Gaborone International Conference Centre
The Grand Palm Hotel, Gaborone
Watch the video from the September 2018 event in Johannesburg
"We had a lot of questions for him (the trainer) and he made time for us to answer everything, point by point"
- Anita Jacobs
Directional Survey and Mapping
Watch the video from the March 2017 event in Johannesburg
"The results I'm getting now, I'm even more confident to say that we are doing the right things"
- Bandile Mtshatsha
Chief Surveyor at First Quantum Minerals ZAMBIA
Day 1 - Fundamental Concepts and General Processing Workflow with GCPs
The theory of photogrammetry
RGB Image acquisition by aerial mapping: best practices
Georeferencing, project accuracy, and ground control: best practices
Processing hardware recommendations
Creating a New Project in Pix4Dmapper Desktop
Step 1: Initial Processing
Create a Project
Georeference to Ground Control Points
Step 2: Point Cloud and Mesh
Navigate in the rayCloud
Classify the Densified Point Cloud
Generate a 3D Textured Mesh
Step 3: DSM and Orthomosaic
Improve the Orthomosaic
Generate a Digital Terrain Model, Contour Lines, and other outputs
Day 2 - Advanced Processing Techniques & Quality Report Review
Pix4D's Quality Report Highlights
Advanced Processing Options Highlights
Image Acquisition of Vertical Objects: Best Practices
Applying scale and orientation constraints
Measure distances and areas
Advanced point cloud editing
Applying the clipping box
Generating an orthoplane
Merging oblique and nadir images
Marking manual tie points (MTPs)
Generating video animations
Q: What is a Pix4D User Workshop?
A: A Pix4D User workshop is geared towards those who are getting started. We will address best practices for data acquisition and basic processing options and workflows.
If you consider yourself an advanced user and you are interested in learning more about Pix4D software, please consider requesting a quote for personal training at https://www.pix4d.com/services/training-certification.
Q: Should I bring my laptop to the User Workshop?
A: Yes, please ensure that you bring a laptop computer with the latest version of Pix4Dmapper installed to the User Workshop so that you may follow along during the hands-on exercises. Computers will not be provided on the day of the workshop.
We recommend that your computer is equipped with Windows, has at least 16 GB RAM, 20 GB free hard drive space, and a GPU that supports OpenGL 3.2. We also suggest that you bring a computer mouse to facilitate 3D navigation in the software. Computers running Mac OS are not supported at this time.
Q: Should I bring my drone?
A: Please DO NOT bring your drone to the workshop. This is a training about software. Under no circumstances will drones be permitted to fly during the workshop. DO NOT fly your drone at or around the workshop venue.
Q: Do I need a license to Pix4Dmapper to attend the workshop?
A: It is not necessary that you own a license to Pix4Dmapper to attend the workshop. If you do not own a license to Pix4Dmapper you will be provided with a license for the duration of the workshop.
Q: Is food provided at the workshop?
A: Coffee, snacks, and refreshments will be available throughout the day. A full buffet lunch will also be served at lunch time.
Q: Can I attend the workshop remotely by WebEx, phone, or conference call?
A: The workshop may be attended in person and is not available for remote attend ance
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: Orders may not be changed , modified, converted, or refunded once an order has been confirmed.
Q: I am not certain that my interests will be covered.
A: Please contact us if you need more detailed information about the agenda above, by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Is there a recommended hotel?
A: The Grand Palm Hotel Casino Convention Resort offers 2 hotel options. Please visit their website for more details and booking options: http://www.grandpalm.bw/hotels/hotels-overview.
Q: When does the workshop take place? What time does the workshop start and finish?
A: Doors to the venue open and registration begins at 8:30 AM. The workshop begins at 9:00 AM. The workshop ends at 5:30 PM.
Q: How can I contact the workshop organizer if I have other questions?
A: Please email email@example.com for any further questions that you may have.
Please note that when you register, your details may also be shared with Pix4D.
By registering for this workshop, you submit your information to the workshop organiser, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event.
This Pix4D User Workshop is being organised and hosted by
Aerial Vision Africa (Pty) Ltd
Unit 1, Oxford Office Park
3 Bauhinia Street, Highveld Technopark
Centurion, 0157, Pretoria
Tel: +27 12 880 0145 or +267 75 319 602