Field Activity 11LTS03

Identifier 11LTS03
Purpose Establish/confirm local control and provide GPS support for terrestrial lidar topographic surveys at Padre Island, Texas.
Location Padre Island National Seashore, Texas
Summary Occupy two NGS local benchmarks for duration of survey to establish/verify control. Establish 12 temporary ground control points along survey route for ground truthing purposes. Provide GPS base station control for lidar surveys.
Info derived Ground truth for terrestrial lidar system.
Comments Additional Equipment Used: Batteries, Laptop ILRIS will be mounted on a Chevy Trailblazer SUV.
Start Corpus Christi, TX 2011-09-06
End Corpus Christi, TX 2011-09-13
West -97.4865
East -96.87258627
North 27.6720085
South 26.86794643
Topic 52
Marine operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
USGS, National Wetlands Research Center(NWRC)
Lafayette, LA
Principal investigators Brock, John
Crew members
Billy J Reynolds
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Billy J Reynolds
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Time Series
Data type: Photo, LIDAR, Navigation, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Camera, Digital, Hand Held Photo (no data reported)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) LIDAR (no data reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity