Photogrammetry with Pix4D

Photogrammetry refers to taking measurements from imagery that is captured by drones, airplanes or satellites. Photogrammetrists use techniques to transform imagery from 2D into accurate 3D models: a depth perception is established by combining, correcting and presenting imagery, so that the user is able to view and measure objects in three dimensions.

UAV lidar and photogrammetry imaging applications are increasing rapidly. This is not surprising as using GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is very cost effective in comparison to hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment. Because UAVs are relatively inexpensive, more and more organizations want to deploy UAV’s for rapid surveys over large land areas and infrastructure projects where required. 

The main outputs of photogrammetric surveys are raw images, ortophotomosaics, Digital Surface Models and 3D points clouds. These outputs contain large quantities of images that are combined and processed using specialized photogrammetric software and are used in many different fields for visual assessment purposes.

In this 4-day introduction, powered by Pix4D, you will learn the basics of mapping and photogrammetry with the help of the software suite by Pix4D. This edition is given in Dutch, but the course is also available in French.


The 4-day training takes place on the 22nd and 24th of October and 5th and 7th of November 2019, always between 19h and 22h. The tuition fee for the entire course is €950,00 (excl. VAT). Included in the price is a 2 month free access to the Pix4D software suite! All lessons will take place at DronePort Academy. 



  • Getting acquainted
  • Introduction to Pix4Dmapper Essentials
  • Introduction to photogrammetry
  • Introduction to Pix4Dcapture
  • Introduction to capturing RGB images
  • Introduction to collecting ground control points
  • Launch Pix4Dmapper Desktop
  • Open a Pix4Dmapper Desktop project
  • Create a Pix4Dmapper Desktop project
  • Georeference with the Basic GCP/MTP Editor
  • Calibrate the camera
  • Georeference with the rayCloud
  • Introduction to checkpoints
  • Introduction to Pix4Dmapper’s ​Quality Check​ table
  • Generate the dense point cloud
  • Edit the dense point cloud (part 1)
  • Edit the dense point cloud (deel 2)
  • Generate the orthomosaic
  • Edit the orthomosaic
  • Measure in Pix4Dmapper Desktop
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