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Structure-from-Motion point clouds from Miami Park surveys, MI, July 19, 2021


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Palaseanu-Lovejoy, M., Becker, R., Yellich, J., and Painter, S., 2022, Structure-from-Motion photos and derived point clouds from bluffs in Miami Park, MI, July 19, 2021: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Structure-from-Motion (SfM) point clouds were created from images collected using a remotely piloted unoccupied aerial system over the bluffs of the eastern shore of Lake Michigan in Miami Park rural residential area. The digital imagery was collected with the internal camera of a DJI Phantom 4 PRO PPK that was operated by the University of Toledo, on July 19, 2021. The images cover an extent between south of Lakestone Dr. to the north, and south of A St. to the south. The images were collected in .jpg format and include Exif metadata with GPS date, time, and latitude and longitude, copyright, keywords, and other fields. Point clouds were created from the collected images using SfM photogrammetry software. The point cloud was classified [...]


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These point clouds were produced to determine the accuracy, precision, and effectiveness of assessing bluff landslides.

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