Pix4D User Workshop - Minneapolis

Kickstart your workflow by learning about Pix4D's recommended best practices when capturing and processing your imagery. This is a technical workshop for professionals using drones in their practice. The workshop will introduce you to creating accurate reconstructions and improving your results. By registering for this workshop you are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the Pix4D Certification Exam. It is an in-person event taught by Pix4D staff.

Which course is right for me?

Course 101 provides the fundamental concepts necessary for understanding data capture best practices. In addition, the general workflow for processing imagery, marking GCPs, and verifying accuracy is covered in detail. 

Course 102 applies the lessons of Course 101 and covers advanced processing techniques and a review of the Quality Report and Processing Options. Course 101 is a prerequisite for Course 102. 

Recommended Hotel

If you need a hotel stay for the User Workshop, please use the following link to receive a discounted group rate at the the Hilton Garden Inn:

Workshop Content

Course 101 (Day 1) - Fundamental Concepts and General Processing Workflow w/GCPs


  • The Theory and Science of Photogrammetry

  • Aerial Mapping RGB Image Acquisition: Best Practices

  • Georeferencing, Project Accuracy, and Ground Control: Best Practices

  • Hardware Recommendations

Lab Exercises

  • Creating a New Project in Pix4Dmapper Pro

  • Step 1: Initial Processing

    • Creating a Processing Area

    • Marking GCP Targets

    • Reoptimizing the Project

  • Step 2: Point Cloud and Mesh

    • Working in the rayCloud

    • Classifying the Point Cloud

    • Using the Point Cloud Editor

    • Volume Calculations

    • Generating a 3D Mesh

  • Step 3: DSM, and Orthomosaic

    • Working in the Mosaic Editor

    • Generating an Orthomosaic, DSM and DTM

    • Contours and Outputs

Course 102 (Day 2) - Advanced Processing Techniques & Quality Report Review


  • Review of the Quality Report

  • Review of Processing Options

  • Image Acquisition of Vertical Structures: Best Practices

  • Mapping Indoors: Best Practices

Lab Exercises

  • 3D Reconstruction of Vertical Structures

  • Applying Scale and Orientation Constraints

  • Making Linear and Area Measurements

  • Advanced Point Cloud Editing

  • Masking Images using Image Annotation

  • Applying the Clipping Box

  • Generating an Orthoplane

  • Merging Oblique and Nadir Imagery and Manual Tie Points

  • Generating Video Animations


Q: What is a Pix4D User Workshop?
A: A Pix4D User workshop is geared towards those who are getting started. We will address best practices for data acquisition and basic processing options and workflows.

Q: Refund policy
A:  Orders may not be changed, modified, converted, or refunded once an order has been confirmed. 

Q: Should I bring my drone to the Workshop?
Please DO NOT bring your drone to the workshop. This is a training about software. Under no circumstances will drones be permitted to fly during the workshop. DO NOT fly your drone at or around the workshop venue.

Q: Should I bring my laptop to the User Workshop?
A: Please ensure that you bring a laptop computer with the latest version of Pix4Dmapper installed to the User Workshop so that you may follow along during the hands-on exercises. Ensure that your computer is equipped with Windows, has at least 16 GB RAM, 20 GB free hard drive space, and a GPU that supports OpenGL 3.2. Pix4D does not provide loaner computers.  We also suggest that users bring a computer mouse to facilitate 3D navigation in the software. 

Q: I am not certain that my interests will be covered.
A: Please contact us if you need more detailed information about the agenda above, by clicking "Contact", below.

Q: Does any hotel offer group or discount rates as part of this workshop? Is there a recommended hotel?
Hotel group rates are available at the Hilton Garden Inn. Please use the following to book a discounted hotel rate:

Q: When does the workshop take place? What time does the workshop start and finish.
A: Doors to the venue open and registration begins at 8:30 AM. The presentation begins at 9:00 AM. The presentation ends at 5:30 PM.

Q: Do I need a license to Pix4Dmapper to attend the workshop?
A: It is not necessary that you own a license to Pix4Dmapper to attend the workshop. If you do not own a license to Pix4Dmapper you will be provided with a license for the duration of the workshop.

Q: Can I attend the workshop remotely by WebEx, phone, or conference call?
A: The workshop may be attended in person and is not available for remote attendance.

Q: Is food provided at the workshop?
A: Lunch will be provided onsite during the workshop. Coffee, snacks, and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Q: Are discounts available for educational institutions or non-profit organizations?
A: Educational discounts are available, please contact the Pix4D training team for more information. 

Q: How can I contact the workshop organizer if I have other questions?
A: Click "Contact", below, and send us an email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.