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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-344-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH (GX.21.MN00.F4J20.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Nathaniel Plant

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Kyle Kelso

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: LIDAR, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect ground-based GPS elevation points used to calibrate and check the accuracy of an accompanying LiDAR flight.

Vehicle(s): Rental Vehicle

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Salisbury, MD

Start Date: 2015-11-26

End Date: 2015-12-31

Equipment Used: Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), GPS

Information to be Derived: Elevation of various ground cover types

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Lidar and GPS

Staff: Other

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Quantum Spatial collected the lidar on 11/26/15 through USGS NGTOC: USGS Contract: G10PC00026 Task Order Number: G16PD00038


Assateague Island in Maryland and Virginia

North: 38.38903341 South: 37.8571898 West: -75.4486 East: -75.06286621



Fredericks, X., Plant, N.G., 2016, Coastal topographyâAssateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, post-Hurricane Joaquin, 26 November 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) --- LIDAR
ASIS2015_HRJQ_BE_z18_n88g12B_ (Lidar-derived bare-earth topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM) mosaic for Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia)
ASIS2015_HRJQ_BE_z18_n88g12B_ (Lidar-derived classified bare-earth topography point-cloud dataset for Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia.)
GPS --- Navigation

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