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Leveraging UAV (drone) Data for Environmental Projects

Do you want to gain field data collection skills within the UAV industry that is rapidly growing to a projected $64B annual spend? This class shows you how to be the Drone/GIS expert and generate value for your environmental projects.

822 students enrolled


  • Use ArcGIS Pro and Pix4D
  • Embark on the steps to get a UAV pilot license
  • Evaluate various UAVs to determine project fit
  • Locate projects with UAV requirements
  • Learn the start to end UAV/UAS process
  • Process imagery and perform image segmentation
  • Generate maps and statistics for environmental reports

You’ve worked hard, but want better career results.  Our program helps when…

  • You are looking to enter a cool industry that makes a global difference.
  • You feel like your academics are leaving you unprepared to enter industry.
  • You want a course that teaches you a solution rather than just software.
  • You want to connect with industry instructors and networks.

Leveraging UAV Data for Environmental Projects

Join this class to access 10 modules that give you the ability to comprehensively execute Environmental UAV missions.
Earn your Wings

(aka Getting your UAV license)

Which Bird?

(aka Evaluate types of UAVs)

Finding the Work

(aka Identifying potential UAV projects)

Mission Planning

(aka Planning your UAV outing)

Taking Off

(aka Flying your UAV mission)

Make the Data Useful

(aka Data downloading and processing)

Identifying Life

(aka Biodiversity within vernal pools)

Is it or Is it Not?

(aka Identifying the vernal pool ponding extents)

Classifying Segments

(aka Image segmentation and classification concepts)

The Environmental Report

(aka Data and analysis that support the report)

You also get access to these bonuses

Mission planning prep checklist

Value $199

List of UAV test prep services

Value $299

Battery life / flight time matrix

Value $399

Enter our online GIS program anytime.

It’s a flexible program. Pick just one course or complete any 6 to earn your GIS certificate.
Focus your learning where the best GIS jobs are.

A common GIS education path has been to pursue a Masters program in GIS. But it’s widely known in the industry that new geography grads are not getting enough exposure to cloud, mobile, and new geospatial programming environments.

So we assembled a world class team to teach you how to be the talent that the geospatial industry WILL HIRE. Compare the experience of our industry instructors and you’ll see why we top the list of best online GIS certificate programs.


Knowledge Builder


Online Anytime

  • Professional network access
  • Development sandbox
  • GeoExpert webinars
  • Video coursework

Professional Builder


Instructor Access

  • Professional network access
  • Development sandbox
  • GeoExpert webinars
  • Video coursework

Plus these exclusive features:

  • Live instructor interaction
  • Multimedia portfolio creation
  • Connections to our partners

Certificate Builder


Earn Certification

  • Professional network access
  • Development sandbox
  • GeoExpert webinars
  • Video coursework

Plus these exclusive features:

  • Live instructor interaction
  • Multimedia portfolio creation
  • Connections to our partners

Plus college certification:

  • Career coaching
  • 2.4 CEUs (some schools)
  • Enterprise GIS Certificate

Compare Pricing

Earn your GIS Certificate in 6 months with flexible choice of classes.

Take the GIS classes you want, when you want, at the price level you want.

• Knowledge builder- asynchronous learning
• Professional builder- live instructor access
• Certificate builder- college certificate in GIS

Video Demos

Narrated industry stories and software demos


Applied tasks using data and GIS software

Instructor Access

Instructor review and feedback on deliverables


Project sign off and college certification

30 Day 100% Risk Free Guarantee

Our Promise: Purchase this course today 100% risk free. When you enroll you get 30 days of reassurance that if the course isn’t right for you, you can request a refund. 

Although all our students have loved the course so far, we want to make sure you get your value for money and find our product helpful. If you wish to proceed with a refund at any point, you will need to provide proof by submitting your project to show that you completed our instructional steps as we strongly believe in this product and only want committed students who care about getting results.

What can you achieve with these UAV skills?

With these skills you will be able to collect UAV data and process it for your environmental report.
Get your UAV pilot’s license

We lead you towards preparation, testing, and certification.

Become the Drone/GIS expert

You will become essential in all your field projects.

Support environmental reporting

You will classify your imagery for your environmental reports.

Don’t settle for training that’s driven by people who don’t run projects.

When you learn from a Bootcamp GIS expert you get:
Technical experience
Industry insights
Professional network

About the Instructor

Frank McDermott has 20 years of experience in GIS with the last 16 years focused on the environmental sector. As the GIS/UAV manager for one of the most established environmental consulting firms in the Southwest, Frank has taken the lead on developing creative solutions to support client needs while protecting sensitive resources. He started their UAV program in 2017 shortly after the FAA developed it’s Part 107 commercial UAV licensing program. Since then he has flown over 100 missions for a variety of private and public sector clients.


Leveraging UAV (drone) Data for Environmental Projects

Who is this class for?

The GIS industry is projected to be worth $18B by 2023. Despite this massive growth in new applications, there hasn’t been a single place for all of us to quickly learn tried and true skills from successful Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Until Now! The people that purchase this course are:

Talk to us and we’ll figure out your best path into the industry by suggesting project managers, companies, networks, and a GIS job recruiter. It’s simply the best GIS career advisement in the world.

Top reviews from Leveraging UAV (Drone) Data For Environmental Projects
William R   Jan 27, 2023

Instructor worked in an environmental company and showed me how GIS is really done.

Pablo S   Jan 11, 2023

The only problem with this class is that now I need a drone to go out and complete a full project to gain confidence in the workflow.

Charles A   Jan 7, 2023

Frank was really responsive to my emails and setting up meetings.

Monica I   Dec 30, 2022

I skipped the FAA drone pilot license but went back after the course to pass this test.

Isabel B   Nov 8, 2022

Your course taught me about photogrammetry which wasn’t a class in my college.


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