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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-365-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

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

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer (Jenna) Brown

Affiliate Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood (WHCMSC)

Information Specialist(s): Jennifer (Jenna) Brown, Christine Kranenburg

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect GPS data at ground control points (GCP) to process and validate Structure-from-Motion models.

Vehicle(s): Rental Vehicle

Start Port/Location: North Topsail Beach, NC

End Port/Location: North Topsail Beach, NC

Start Date: 2019-09-23

End Date: 2019-09-25

Equipment Used: Digital Camera, SP80 GNSS Receiver

Information to be Derived: XYZ data for pre-determined GCP locations.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected GPS data for a number of pre-determined GCPs.

Staff: Jennifer (Jenna) Brown

Affiliate Staff:



Outer Banks, NC

North: 35.14686291 South: 34.53823753 West: -76.68730959 East: -75.97800569


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Brown, J.A., Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M., Kranenburg, C.J., Over, J.R., 2021, Ground control point data from the Outer Banks, North Carolina, post-Hurricane Dorian, September 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital Camera --- Photo
Video (GCP location and attribute information (.csv), and corresponding site photographs (.jpg))
SP80 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks

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