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Geotagged Low-Altitude Aerial Imagery From Unmanned Aerial System Flights Over Town Neck Beach, in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on 2016-09-21

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2016-09-21

Citation

Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Traykovski, P.A., Irwin, B.J., Borden, J., Martini, M.A., and Miner, S., 2019, Geotagged low-altitude aerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems flights over Town Neck Beach, in Sandwich, Massachusetts, with associated ground control points, and transects collected by the U.S. Geological Survey on January 22, January 25, February 11, March 30, and September 21, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9CJOMBM.

Summary

Low-altitude (30-120 meters above ground level) digital images of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts, were obtained with a series of cameras mounted on small unmanned aerial systems (UAS, also known as a drone). Imagery was collected at close to low tide on five days to observe changes in beach and dune morphology. The images were geolocated by using the single-frequency geographic positioning system aboard the UAS. Ground control points (GCPs) were established by using temporary targets on the ground, which were located by using a real-time kinematic global navigation satellite system (RTK-GNSS) base station and rovers. The GCPs can be used as constraints during photogrammetric processing. Transect points were collected by [...]

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2016043FA_Sandwich_ASimages_meta.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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“Aerial images collected using an Airshark hexacopter - flight 1.”
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“Aerial images collected using an Airshark hexacopter - flight 2.”
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“Aerial images collected using an Airshark hexacopter - flight 3.”
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2016043FA_U019_sandwich_AS_f4.zip
“Aerial images collected using an Airshark hexacopter - flight 4.”
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sample_image_2016013FA_U018AS5R_20160330T145844Z_DSC05955.JPG
“Sample image from the study area.”
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Purpose

This dataset consists of overlapping aerial images obtained on September 21, 2016 that can be used with photogrammetric processing software to create point clouds, digital elevation models, and orthophoto mosaics.

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