Mapping with Small Unmanned Aerial Systems


This certificate focuses on mapping using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) and the use of UASs as a geospatial data-acquisition tool. Well-suited for students studying geomatics, as well as disciplines which require high resolution geospatial information such as agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, mining, infrastructure planning and monitoring, and disaster management.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

School Information

The School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences is a unit within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). The school is home to three distinct yet integrated program areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. The school’s faculty, staff, and students conduct research, teaching, and extension that cuts across a wide range of environments and disciplines.


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Students must have a high-school diploma or the equivalent, and completed SUR 3103C with a minimum grade of C.

Required Courses

SUR 4376Geospatial Applications of UASs3
SUR 4501CFoundations of UAS Mapping3
SUR 4940CPracticum in UAS Mapping3
Total Credits9