Field Activity 2016-007-FA

Identifier 2016-007-FA
Purpose Map topography of coastal region using images from an umanned autonomous system
Location Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO), Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Summary UAS was used to test feasibility of mapping using structure from Motion
Info derived Elevations, orthophotos, beach transects, grain size
Projects
Other (Other)
Platform
Knob
16 feet
Itinerary
Start Eastham, MA 2016-02-29
End Eastham, MA 2016-03-01
Days in the field 2
Bounds
West -69.9587
East -69.92123693
North 41.85094281
South 41.80430755

Personnel

Organization
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Christopher R Sherwood
Crew members
Brian Andrews
Scientist, Staff
Christopher R Sherwood
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Jonathan Borden
Scientist, Staff
Alexander R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Nicholas R Dicosmo
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Brian Andrews
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Photo, Benchmarks, Navigation, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Photo, Video, Navigation 3
RTK Transects, Benchmarks (no data reported)
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation 2
Sample containers Biology, Geology (no data reported)

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
CACO_UAS_CSV_of_images Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Tables of file names, times, and locations of images collected during unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (text files) Christopher R Sherwood
CACO_UAS_Images Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Low-altitude aerial imagery obtained with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (JPEG images) Christopher R Sherwood
CACO_UAS_Point_Cloud Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Point cloud from low-altitude aerial imagery from unmanned aerial system (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (LAZ file) Christopher R Sherwood
CACO_UAS_GCPs Spectra Precision SP80 Ground control point locations associated with images collected during unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (Text file and photos) Ellyn Montgomery
CACO_UAS_transect_points Spectra Precision SP80 Independent transect point locations (coordinates only) associated with images collected during unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (Text file) Christopher R Sherwood

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity