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Using UAVs and Pix4D in Collision Investigation

CLASS DISCOUNT FOR NAPARS and OTARA MEMBERS! Using UAVs and Pix4D in Collision Investigation

Co-Hosted by NAPARS and OTARA

June 11th – 14th, 2018

Columbus Police Academy Columbus, Ohio


Topics Include:

General Part 107 regulations and requirements

Overview of most current commercially available UAVs

Flying scenes using the Pix4D capture application and manually flying scenes

Understanding the differences/advantages and disadvantages of; Grid, Double Grid, Polygon, Circle, and Free Flight missions in the Pix4D Capture Application

Using the Pix4D program to create point clouds and orthomosaic images

Understanding the types of photographs to produce an accurate point cloud

Combining multiple projects

Creating and using manual tie points

Exporting point clouds in usable formats

Merging photographs in Abobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Creating diagrams using the polyline tool, exported as a 3D DXF file


Course Instructors

Greg Russell

Brad Muir

Course Cost: $650     Approved for 28 ACTAR CEUs

*NAPARS and OTARAwill pay 10% of the cost of the course for current members


- UAVs will be provided for training. Attendees maybringtheir personalUAV if properly FAA registered and insured for use during the class. 

-Attendees are required to have a computer capable of running the latest version of Pix4D.


Computer System Requirements

64 bit version of Windows 8 or newer

Quad or Hexa-Core Intel I7 CPU

GeForce GPU compatible with OpenGL 3.2 and 2 GBof Video Memory Minimum

Minimum of 8 GB of system Memory

Minimum of 30 GB of Free Hard Drive Space

External Mouse or Trackball


For Course Registration Contact:


Greg Russell

Email: c.g.russell@me.com

Phone: 443-889-3657



Registration Form


Using UAVs and Pix4D in Collision


June 11th – 14th, 2018 (Mon-Thurs)

Columbus Police Training Academy

1000 North Hague Avenue 

Columbus, Ohio 43204




Course Time: 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM
























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Using UAVs and Pix4D in Collision Investigation

C/O Accident Analysis and Reconstruction

7 Meadow Spring Drive

Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1700



Make Check or Money Order payable to: Accident Analysis and Reconstruction.

Credit card payments accepted. For credit card payments call: 443-889-3657