Institution: University of Ottawa (SMD226)
Category: Faculty of Arts
Geographers use various airborne platforms to study our planet from remote locations. Balloons and kites were the first of these and later came planes and satellites. Until recently, the latter have been the tools of choice to obtain images and data from our environment but have proved to be complex and very expensive to operate. Then came the drones (UAVs): affordable, easy to operate and capable of carrying cameras and/or various sensors. This mini-course offers you the opportunity to manipulate drones and to learn how they can be used in geography related studies as powerful research tools.