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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-009-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Investigator(s): USGS

Information Specialist(s): Sandra Brosnahan

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To create a base map of elevation to aid in carbon budget modeling.


Start Port/Location: Barnstable MA

End Port/Location: Barnstable MA

Start Date: 2018-04-04

End Date: 2018-04-06

Equipment Used: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Information to be Derived: We'll be collecting high resolution images to be processed by photoscan to create DEM's, orthophotos, and point clouds

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Aerial imagery was collected by an unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Great Marsh, Barnstable, MA April 5, 2018. This collection was acquired to explore the UAS potential for mapping marsh ecological systems, vegetation diversity, and creating high resolution elevation maps. 2741 Ricoh GRII photos (14.9 GB) were collected along with 19,089 mica photos (32.9 GB), 19 GCPs.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Thomas Brooks, Sandra Brosnahan, William Danforth, Meagan Gonneea, Adrian Green, Barry Irwin, Jennifer O'keefe Suttles, Elizabeth Pendleton

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-003-FA


Great Marsh, Barnstable MA

North: 41.73957722 South: 41.71574471 West: -70.38785934 East: -70.33320142


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Cramer, J.C., Brosnahan, S.M., Ackerman, S.D., Pendleton, E.A., Sturdivant, E.J., and Borden, J., 2021, Aerial Imagery collected during unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) operations in Massachusetts and Maine between March 2018 - September 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) --- Photo

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