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Low-altitude aerial imagery obtained with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016 (JPEG images)

Dates

Publication Date
Date Collected
2016-03-01

Citation

Sherwood, C.R., 2016, Low-altitude aerial imagery and related field observations associated with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Spit, Nauset Inlet, and Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, Massachusetts on 1 March 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7CN721H.

Summary

This dataset contains images obtained from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flown in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The objective of the field work was to evaluate the quality and cost of mapping from UAS images. Low-altitude (approximately 120 meters above ground level) digital images were obtained from cameras in a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flown from the lawn adjacent to the Coast Guard Beach parking lot on 1 March, 2016. The UAV was a Skywalker X8 flying wing operated by Raptor Maps, Inc., contractors to the U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Geological Survey technicians deployed and mapped 28 targets that appear in some of the images for use as ground control points. All activities were conducted according to Federal Aviation [...]

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IMG_1628_reduced.png
“Sample UAS image”
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CACO_UAS_Images.xml
“Metadata for the UAS image”
Original FGDC Metadata

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flight_1_rgb_1.zip 3.79 GB
flight_1_rgb_2.zip 4.11 GB
flight_2_nir_1.zip 6.73 GB
flight_2_rgb_1.zip 7.81 GB

Purpose

The objective of obtaining these images was to make photogrammetric products (point clouds, digital elevation maps, and orthophoto mosaics). The broader purpose was to evaluation the quality of the images and photogrammetric products and evaluate the cost and feasibility of mapping from UAS images.

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