Field Activity 2018-015-FA

Identifier 2018-015-FA
Purpose We'll be collecting high resolution imagery to create DEM's, point clouds and orthophotos for marsh stability modeling.
Location Plum Island
Summary Aerial imagery was collected by an unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR, MA February 27, 2018. This collection was acquired to explore the UAS potential for mapping marsh ecological systems, vegetation diversity, and creating high resolution elevation maps. 3338 Ricoh GRII photos (19.4 GB) were collected along with 13,415 mica photos (24.8 GB), 24 GCPs
Info derived We'll be collecting high resolution imagery for processing in photoscan to create products for elevation and vegetation surveys.
Comments Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-006-FA
Projects
Platform
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Itinerary
Start Plum Island, MA 2018-02-25
End Plum Island, MA 2018-02-26
Days in the field 2
Bounds
West -70.824
East -70.804
North 42.7789
South 42.768997

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Neil Kamal Ganju
Crew members
Ellyn Montgomery
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Jonathan Borden
Scientist, Staff
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Daniel J Nowacki
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Neil Kamal Ganju
Specialist, Information
Elizabeth P Pendleton
Specialist, Information
Jonathan Borden
Specialist, Information
Sandra M Brosnahan
Specialist, Information
Daniel J Nowacki
Specialist, Information
Emily J Sturdivant
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation
Data type: Photo, Navigation

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
3DR Solo mRo
Navigation
(no data)
3DR Ublox GPS integrated into the UAS for image locations.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Spectra Precision SP80
Navigation
1
2018015FA_GCP_PlumIsland(38448)
Description Ground control and transect points collected during unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights: Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR), February 27th, 2018
Data types
Navigation
Format CSV
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9O9NSRK; https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5c98d30ce4b0b8a7f6288b7c
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9O9NSRK/2018015FA_GCP_PlumIsland.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

MicaSense RedEdge
Photo
1
The camera was mounted on the UAS.
2018015FA_mica_PlumIsland(38449)
Description Multispectral aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights and image locations: Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR), February 27th, 2018
Data types
Photo
Format TIFF
Amount 25 GB
Comments The images are actually served by EarthExplorer. A CSV file of the image locations is available from ScienceBase.
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9O9NSRK; https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5c75a772e4b0fe48cb4a5543
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9O9NSRK/2018015FA_mica_PlumIsland.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Ricoh GR II
Photo
1
The camera was mounted on the UAS.
2018015FA_ricoh_PlumIsland(38450)
Description True color aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights and image locations: Plum Island Estuary and Parker River NWR (PIEPR), February 27th, 2018
Data types
Photo
Format JPEG
Amount 18 GB
Comments The images are actually served by EarthExplorer. A CSV file of the image locations is available from ScienceBase.
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9O9NSRK; https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5c75a7b4e4b0fe48cb4a55ad
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9O9NSRK/2018015FA_ricoh_PlumIsland.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity

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By data category:
Imagery, Location-Elevation
By data type:
Photo, Navigation