Use of Drones and ArcGIS at a School

Blog Post created by ceteagle-co-nz-esridist Employee on Sep 20, 2020

Drones are something that school teachers are increasingly wanting to use in their classrooms.


The type of drone a school purchases can be varied but we do recommend the following workflow once a drone is purchased:

  1. Download Site Scan LE - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/site-scan-ee/id1433145634 (iPad version only) to enable the teacher / student to create a flight plan for the area of interest. The app is free to use for existing ArcGIS Online subscriptions.
  2. Install and license Drone2Map - only schools with the ArcGIS Schools Advanced Bundles have Drone2Map licenses
  3. Process the images in Drone2Map - the Getting Started with Drone2Map for ArcGIS course can help with this
  4. Publish images as an Orthomosaic and/or 3D Mesh to ArcGIS Online - help on how to do this can be found at https://doc.arcgis.com/en/imagery/workflows/resources/creating-drone-imagery-products-drone2map.htm 


Maybe you can use this information to help the school teacher that you mentor to use drones and convert the output into a useful product that they can use in ArcGIS.