Thread: Short Course: Change Detection with SfM and GPS: Teaching Undergraduates in the Field

Started: 2020-02-11 10:09:49
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Hello Field Instructors

Interested in using geodetic technologies in your undergraduate field teaching?

Short Course: Change Detection with SfM and GPS: Teaching Undergraduates in the Field
May 17-20, 2020
6 pm Sun May 17 - noon Wed May 20
(noon Thur May 21 for committed implementation cohort)
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
APPLY NOW Space limited. Deadline March 15, 2020 with rolling admissions starting in late February.

Short course participants will learn practical approaches for integrating field-based change detection into their undergraduate courses. The emphasis will be structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry and global positioning system (GPS) for change detection but information about terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and other field applications of the methods will also be included. SfM will be done using both uncrewed aerial systems (UAS=drones) and ground-based platforms (hand-held, pole). Georeferencing will be done with kinematic GPS. Methods are appropriate for both summer field camps and academic-year courses with field components.

Participants will receive $500 travel stipend. Food/housing will be provided during the short course.

Teaching resources are from the NSF-funded GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) Project
• High Precision Positioning with Static and Kinematic GPS/GNSS module
• Analyzing High Resolution Topography with TLS and SfM module

This short course is for instructors whose courses include at least some field teaching components. Later-stage graduate students with significant teaching responsibility are also eligible.

Implementation Cohort
A subset of short course participants will be accepted to the Committed Implementation Cohort. These instructors will definitely be using geodetic method/s in their teaching in the 15 months following the short course. In return for this commitment they will receive some additional funding, engineering support, and priority access to the educational equipment pool. See short course page for more information

Let know if you have any questions

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, PhD
UNAVCO Science Education Specialist
prattsitaula<at> | 509-899-3480 |

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