Notes, Resources, Data, and Activities


GIS Commons: A Free, Opensource, Introductory Textbook on Geographic Information Systems: GIS Commons
2) Remote Pilot Study Guide: UAS Commercial Pilot License Study Guide
3) Remote Pilot Study Guide Sample Exam: Sample Exam
4) Remote Pilot Study Guide Sample Exam Figures and Tables: Figures&Tables

Class Notes and Resources:
1) Penn State Cartography and Visualization Map Concept Gallery

2) Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) Geospatial Courses

3) Testing Centers (Note: It's $150 to take the sUAS commercial pilot exam)

Background Resources:
1) FAA Part 107 Online Course (must register with the FAA (free))

2) FAA Part 107 Smaoo Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Course Login Page
2) Anatomy of a Drone
3) How a Quadcopter Works
Quick Drone Parts Overview Along With Handy DIY Tips

File and Data Management:
Example of a File/Folder Structure in GIS* (to organize project data);
Standard Directory Structure for Projects* (MS Word)
GIS File Management and Naming Convention Guidelines

*These guidelines are from Dave Pastizzo, former GIS Coordinator for Calaveras County, now at Vestra Consulting.
**These guidlines are from Jonathan Rodriguez, GIS Specialist for Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue (SAR)

Exam Format Examples:
Exam Examples

Project Proposals:
Proposal Example 1

Proposal Example 2
Workflow Template

GIS/Geospatial Video:
Geospatial Revolution Project



UAV/Drone Mapping Class Activities:

1) Exercises 1, 2, and 3: Beginner Level Tutorials

2) Exercises 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9: Intermediate Level Tutorials