Point cloud from low-altitude aerial imagery from unmanned aerial system (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (LAZ file)

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Description This point cloud was derived from low-altitude aerial images collected from an unmanned aerial system (UAS) flown in the Cape Cod National Seashore on 1 March, 2016. The objective of the project was to evaluate the quality and cost of mapping from UAS images. The point cloud contains 434,096,824 unclassifed and unedited geolocated points. The points have horizontal coordinates in NAD83(2011) UTM Zone 19 North meters, vertical coordinates in NAVD88 meters, and colors in the red-green-blue (RGB) schema. The points were generated in photogrammetric software (Agisoft Photoscan Professional v. 1.2.6) from 1122 digital images taken approximately 120 m above the ground with a Canon Powershot SX280 12-mexapixel digital camera mounted in a Skywalker X8 flying wing operated by Raptor Maps, Inc., contractors to the U.S. Geological Survey. The photogrammetric processing incorporated 30 ground control points. The entire, un-edited unclassified point cloud is provided in standard LAZ format. All activities were conducted according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations and under a National Park Service Scientific Research and Collecting Permit, study number CACO-00285, permit number CACO-2016-SCI-003. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. [More]
Originators U.S. Geological Survey
Field activities 2016-007-FA

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Image of a portion of the point cloud generated from photogrammetry and low-altitude aerial images obtained with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts, 1 March 2016. This is a cropped image that shows a portion of Nauset Marsh.
Image of a portion of the point cloud generated from photogrammetry and low-altitude aerial images obtained with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts, 1 March 2016. This is a cropped image that shows a portion of Nauset Marsh.