Drone Operations for Crash Investigators: Registration Open

February 14, 2022

Zachary, LA - In partnership with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) and the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC) is funding Drone Operations for Crash Investigators.

Drone Operations for Crash Investigators is a hands-on course that teaches students to use drone cameras and photogrammetry modelling software to reliably capture evidence at a crash scene and then create the 3D models needed to extrapolate measurements and other data. Students will work with Pix4DMapper photogrammetry modelling software.

Topics of instruction include:

  • camera operation
  • flight planning
  • aerial and terrestrial photo and video techniques
  • environmental complications (e.g., power lines, wind, snow)
  • 3D modelling
  • Animation
  • orthomosaics obtained from crash scene imaging

This five-day class will be held at the Joint Emergency Service Training Center (JESTC) from May 23 to May 27, 2022. Course instructors will be from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

For more information on the course content, prerequisites, registration, and more, contact the TRCC at LATRCC@lsu.edu. To register, complete this EventBrite form.

Please note: the cost to attend courses is free of charge, but attendees maintain responsibility for their own travel expenses including, but not limited to, lodging and meals.


The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is responsible for collecting, maintaining, integrating, analyzing and distributing crash-related data captured from law enforcement and other agencies throughout the State of Louisiana. CARTS utilizes this data to develop business intelligence (BI) and GIS tools, perform research studies and produce an annual factbook. These tools and publications are used by decision-makers to identify potential problem areas, create countermeasures, set policies, and establish programs to improve the safety of our roadways in Louisiana. CARTS is a center within the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.


Contact: Karla Houston, TRCC Coordinator
Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety