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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Remote Sensing Coastal Change (ZP00GJA)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Christopher Sherwood

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Drone Mapping as part of the "Fly-in", Photogrammetry


Start Port/Location: Duck, NC

End Port/Location: Duck, NC

Start Date: 2017-06-12

End Date: 2017-06-15

Equipment Used: Spectra Precision SP80, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Information to be Derived: elevation/drone mapping, photogrametry

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: many aerial images were obtained, along with surveyed GCPs and transects.

Staff: Sandra Brosnahan

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: See U034 in UAS log.

USGS UAS missions were flown with Ricoh and Micasense cameras tested in a variety of orientations and configurations.

Other organizations sent UAS and pilots to test their equipment as well.


Duck, North Carolina, United States, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Banks,

North: 36.25 South: 36 West: -75.8 East: -75.65


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) --- Photo

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