Course 3: Protocol On Flight Day

1h 45m

About Course

In this course you are going to discover more about the groundwork to achieve for your flight-day operations. As explained in previous courses, there are different steps to acquire research-grade drone images for agriculture. Steps that you need to do before going to the field and steps that you need to do in-field. We have summarized for you all you need to know about the GCPs, and everything that you have to check before take-off. Also, you will learn more about multispectral acquisition and why it's important to check images before leaving the field. The course is illustrated with do and don't pictures, videos, and more, based on a decade of in-field drone phenotyping experience at Hiphen.

What Will I Learn?

  • All you have to know about GCPs
  • Specific preparations for multispectral acquisitions
  • What to do before take-off
  • How to interrupt a flight

Topics for this course

14 Lessons1h 45m

The importance of Ground Control Points (GCP)

Why are GCPs important?
Which GCP design to select?
How many GCPs to position and where to position them?
How to record the RTK GPS coordinates of each GCP: A live example
How to correctly format and share your GCP coordinates?

Specific setup for multispectral acquisitions

Checklist before take-off

Preview image quality



Material Includes

  • Videos
  • Do & don't pictures


  • Computer
  • Speakers or Headphones
  • Notebook