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Low-altitude visible and multispectral imagery from edge-of-field monitoring sites for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Ohio Surface Water 1


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Williamson, T.N., Webber, J.J., Hoefling, D.J., and Adams, J., 2021, Low-altitude visible, multispectral, and thermal-infrared imagery from edge-of-field monitoring sites for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Ohio Surface Water 1: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These orthophotos and digital surface model (DSM) were derived from low-altitude (approximately 92-m above ground surface) images collected from Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights over edge-of-field sites that are part of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) monitoring. The objective of this UAS photogrammetry data collection was to provide information on the tile-drain network in individual fields with the goal of understanding already observed patterns in runoff amount and water quality from these sites. A 3DR Solo quadcopter served as the flight vehicle, flights were pre-planned using Mission Planner, and flights were flown using Tower. Geospatial data were originally in WGS84 and projected to [...]


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The purpose of this high-resolution data collection was to inform site leads about extent of subsurface drainage (tile drains) and additional information about sites. Flight activities were conducted according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Interior (DOI) regulations and in communication with landowners.



  • Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center
  • USGS Data Release Products



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DOI doi:10.5066/P9JC4SP6

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