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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-010-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Sea-level Rise Hazards and Decision Support (LQ00DXG)

Principal Investigator(s): E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s): David Remsen, MBL

Information Specialist(s): Emily Sturdivant

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: proof of concept habitat mapping

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2016-03-18

End Date: 2016-03-18

Equipment Used: GoPro camera, DJI Phantom 3, Reconnaissance, Spectra Precision SP80

Information to be Derived: imagery, elevation, grain size

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 254 nadir aerial photos collected from UAS at 35 m alt., ground control positions at 18 targets, survey points along 7 elevation transects

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Emily Sturdivant, E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Staff:

Notes:

Location:

Falmouth, MA

Boundaries
North: 41.60727635 South: 41.56972696 West: -70.6599 East: -70.62728017

Platform(s):

photo of on foot
on foot

Publications

Sturdivant, E.J., Thieler, E.R., Lentz, E.E., Remsen, D.P., and Miner, Simon, 2017, Topographic, imagery, and raw data associated with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7KW5F04.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GoPro camera --- Photo
Video
DJI Phantom 3DJI Phantom 3 Pro was flown at 35 m altitude in longitudinal transects. It took photos with on-board GoPro and recorded position of photos with on-board GPS.Video
Photo
bb20160318_sfm_orthomosaic (High-resolution orthomosaic image (natural color) of Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016 (32-bit GeoTIFF))
bb20160318_UAS_imagelocations_meta.xml (CSV file of names, times, and locations of images collected by an unmanned aerial system (UAS) flying over Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016)
bb20160318_UAS_images (Low-altitude aerial imagery obtained with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016 (JPEG images))
bb20160318_sfm_dem (Digital elevation model (DEM) of Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016 (32-bit GeoTIFF))
bb20160318_sfm_points_hq (Elevation point cloud from low-altitude aerial imagery from UAS flights over Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2017 (LAZ file))
ReconnaissanceArea was viewed by field crew.Ground Truthing
No data was collected
Spectra Precision SP80SP-80 operated by Irwin connected to MACORS RTK network.Navigation
bb20160318_transects (Elevations surveyed at Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016 (text file))
bb20160318_gcps (Positions of temporary targets used as ground control points associated with UAS flights over Black Beach, Falmouth, Massachusetts on 18 March 2016 (text file))

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