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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 on January 9, January 25, February 14, March 16, April 28, May 4, and September 18, 2017

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2017-01-09
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2017-01-25
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2017-02-14
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2017-03-16
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2017-04-28
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2017-05-04
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2017-09-18
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Sherwood, C.R., Traykovski, P.A., Montgomery, E.T., Borden, J., Brosnahan S.M., Irwin, B.J., Marsjanik, E.D., Martini, M.A., and Suttles, S.E., 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 on January 9, January 25, February 14, March 16, April 28, May 4, and September 18, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QC02RM.

Summary

Low-altitude (80-100 meters above ground level) digital images of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts, were obtained from a camera mounted on a small unmanned aerial system (UAS; also known as a drone). Imagery was collected at close to low tide on seven days bracketing coastal ocean storms 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 [...]

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The objective of obtaining these aerial images of Town Neck Beach, Sandwich, MA was to use them in photogrammetry to accurately determine the morphology of the beach, dunes, and other coastal features. Repeated surveys allow comparison and assessment of coastal morphology in response to winter storms.
Sample image over Town Next Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts
Sample image over Town Next Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7QC02RM

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