Pix4D User Workshop
Gaborone, Botswana
14 & 15 February 2019


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 McIntyre


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


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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

Workshop Content

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


Lab Exercises

  • 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

    • Measure volumes

  • 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


Lab Exercises

  • 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 training@pix4d.com.

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 training@pix4d.com for any further questions that you may have.

Register your attendance

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

South Africa

Tel: +27 12 880 0145 or +267 75 319 602

email: info@AerialVisionAfrica.com