Field Activity 2018-009-FA

Identifier 2018-009-FA
Purpose To create a base map of elevation to aid in carbon budget modeling.
Location Great Marsh, Barnstable MA
Summary Aerial imagery was collected by an unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Great Marsh, Barnstable, MA April 5, 2018. This collection was acquired to explore the UAS potential for mapping marsh ecological systems, vegetation diversity, and creating high resolution elevation maps. 2741 Ricoh GRII photos (14.9 GB) were collected along with 19,089 mica photos (32.9 GB), 19 GCPs.
Info derived We'll be collecting high resolution images to be processed by photoscan to create DEM's, orthophotos, and point clouds
Comments Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-003-FA
Projects
Platform
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
Itinerary
Start Barnstable MA 2018-04-04
End Barnstable MA 2018-04-06
Days in the field 3
Bounds
West -70.38785934
East -70.33320142
North 41.73957722
South 41.71574471

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Kevin D Kroeger
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
Adrian Green
Scientist, Staff
Seth Ackerman
Scientist, Staff
Elizabeth P Pendleton
Scientist, Staff
Thomas W Brooks
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Meagan J Eagle
Scientist, Staff
Sandra M Brosnahan
Scientist, Staff
Jennifer A O'keefe Suttles
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Sandra M Brosnahan
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal USGS

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ricoh GR II Photo 1
Spectra Precision SP80 Navigation 2
MicaSense RedEdge Photo (no data reported)
3DR Solo factory Navigation (no data reported)

Datasets


Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2018_USGS_True_Color_Imagery Ricoh GR II True color aerial imagery collected during unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) operations in Massachusetts and Maine between March 2018 - September 2018. 11 separate zip file containing JPEG image for 8 separate field activities. Jennifer M Cramer
2018_USGS_Ground_Control_Points Spectra Precision SP80 Ground control points collected during unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) operations in Massachusetts and Maine between March 2018 - September 2018. 8 separate CSV files for 8 separate field activities. Jennifer M Cramer
2018_USGS_Multispectral_Imagery Spectra Precision SP80 Multispectral aerial imagery collected during unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) operations in Massachusetts between March 2018 - September 2018. 13 separate zip files containing images from the 3 field activities. Jennifer M Cramer

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity