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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-011-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Sandra Brosnahan

Affiliate Investigator(s): USGS

Information Specialist(s): Elizabeth Pendleton

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To create a base map of elevation to aid in flood inundation maps.


Start Port/Location: Taunton MA

End Port/Location: Taunton MA

Start Date: 2018-05-23

End Date: 2018-05-23

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 Whittenton Dam, Taunton, MA May 23, 2018. This collection was acquired to explore the UAS potential for creating high resolution elevation maps from photogrammetric techniques. 784 Ricoh GRII photos (4.19 GB) were collected along with, 16 GCPs.

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

Affiliate Staff:

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


Taunton, MA

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


photo of on foot
on foot



Data Acquired

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

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