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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-312-CNT


Status: Completed


Funding Program(s): Rapid Response Surveys (GX.21.MN00.GJA10.00)

Data Source Information: Charles Wayne Wright

Information Specialist(s): Jennifer Brown, Christine Kranenburg

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

Start Date: 2019-10-11

End Date: 2019-10-11

Equipment Used: Digital Camera, GPS

Information to be Derived: Aerial images and aircraft navigation data, suitable for conducting SfM processing and creating orthomosaic photos, DEM and point cloud data.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected aerial imagery along the coast from Cape Lookout to Corolla, NC.

Notes: Aerial imagery collected by C. Wayne Wright (manned aircraft), using a Sony A7R II, 36 Megapixel digital camera, and PPK GPS was recorded aboard the plane.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2019-310-CNT


NC coast

North: 36.73338136 South: 33.40851683 West: -79.34326172 East: -75.0970532



Kranenburg, C.J., Ritchie, A.C., Brown, J.A., Over, J.R., Sherwood, C.R., Warrick, J.A., and Wernette, P.A., 2022, Aerial imagery of the North Carolina coast: 2019-10-11: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Ritchie, A.C., Over, J.R., Kranenburg, C.J., Brown, J.A., Buscombe, D.D., Sherwood, C.R., Warrick, J.A., and Wernette, P.A., 2022, Aerial photogrammetry data and products of the North Carolina coast: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital Camera --- Photo
2019-10_NC_ (Aerial imagery divided into folders based on 3-minute latitude segments)
GPS --- Navigation (Detailed “Area” maps showing individual coastline segments corresponding to data files) (Post-processed navigation file, including image names and corresponding aircraft positions)

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