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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-050-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): Sandra Brosnahan

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: make complete map of TNB with USGS drone, Compare to Bird's eye view drone. 2017 town neck beach base line survey.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2017-09-18

End Date: 2017-09-18

Equipment Used: 3DR Solo mRo, Ricoh GR II, Spectra Precision SP80

Information to be Derived: survey elevations and photogrametry U-031. Trying for a complete survey of the beach with the USGS drones, since we couldn't complete last time due to wind.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: ~1000 aerial images, with associated surveyed GCPs, transect data

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Barry Irwin, Elizabeth Pendleton, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: U-039


Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 41.78503467 South: 41.73478262 West: -70.4908 East: -70.42205817


photo of on foot
on foot


Sherwood, C.R., Over, J.R., and Soenen, K., 2021, Structure from motion products associated with UAS flights in Sandwich, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Sherwood, C.R., Traykovski, P.A., Montgomery, E.T., Borden, J., Brosnahan S.M., Irwin, B.J., Marsjanik, E.D., Martini, M.A., and Suttles, S.E., 2019, Geotagged low-altitude aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems flights over Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts, with associated ground control points and transects, collected on January 9, January 25, February 14, March 16, April 28, May 4, and September 18, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3DR Solo mRo --- Navigation
Ricoh GR IImounted on the 3DR Solo quadcopter unmanned aerial systemPhoto
2017050FA_U039_Sandwich (Geotagged Low-Altitude Aerial Imagery From Unmanned Aerial Systems Flights Over Town Neck Beach, in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on 2017-09-18)
Spectra Precision SP80 --- Navigation

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