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U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 799

Baseline Coastal Oblique Aerial Photographs Collected from Pensacola, Florida, to Breton Islands, Louisiana, February 7, 2012

By Karen L.M. Morgan, M. Dennis Krohn, Kara Doran, and Kristy Guy

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Contents:

Project Summary

Getting Started

Report Organization

List of Figures



References Cited

Suggested Citation

Acknowledgments



Information Statement

System Requirements

Contact

 Location Map

Survey Area
Figure 1. Map showing the baseline northern Gulf of Mexico oblique photography survey flightpath (USGS field activity 12CCH01), from Pensacola, Florida, to Breton Islands, Louisiana. Full-size photographs are available online.

Project Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducts baseline and storm response photography missions to document and understand the changes in vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms (Morgan, 2009). On February 7, 2012, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from Pensacola, Fla., to Breton Islands, La., aboard a Piper Navajo Chieftain at an altitude of 500 feet (ft) and approximately 1,000 ft offshore (Figure 2). This mission was flown to collect baseline data for assessing incremental changes since the last survey, and the data can be used in the assessment of future coastal change.

The photographs provided here are Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) images. The photograph locations are an estimate of the position of the aircraft and do not indicate the location of the feature in the images (see the Navigation Data page). These photos document the configuration of the barrier islands and other coastal features at the time of the survey. The header of each photo is populated with time of collection, Global Positioning System (GPS) latitude, GPS longitude, GPS position (latitude and longitude), keywords, credit, artist (photographer), caption, copyright, and contact information using EXIFtools (Subino and others, 2012). Photographs can be opened directly with any JPEG-compatible image viewer by clicking on a thumbnail on the contact sheet.

Table 1 provides detailed information about the assigned location, name, data, and time the photograph was taken along with links to the photograph. In addition to the photographs, a Google Earth Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file is provided and can be used to view the images by clicking on the marker and then clicking on either the thumbnail or the link above the thumbnail. The KML files were created using the photographic navigation files (see the Photos and Maps page).


Getting Started

This report is divided into seven sections: Home, Acronyms, Contents, Photos and Maps, Navigation Data, Logs,and Metadata. Links at the top and bottom of each page provide access to these sections. (If you are viewing this report on DVD, use a Web browser to open the file index.html.)


Report Organization

Links to the full-sized images can be found through the Photos and Maps page and through Table 1. KML files, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) files, images used to produce the Web pages, and a readme file are also included in this report. Global Positioning System (GPS) data collected during the flight is also available in Navigation Data. The Logs Metadata pages contain information on the flight and the equipment used.

The Contents contains a diagram of the location of all files and folders mentioned in the text and provides links to these files and folders.


List of Figures

Figure 1. Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs area map, February 7, 2012

Figure 2. Acquisition Geometry

Figure 3a. Area 1 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from Pensacola, Fla., to Breton Island, La.

Figure 3b. Area 2 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from Breton Island, La., to Pensacola, Fla.

Figure 4. Dauphin Inset Map

Figure 5. Northern Benchmark Inset Map


References Cited

Morgan, K.L.M., 2009, Coastal change during Hurricane Isabel 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3025, 2 p. Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3025/.

Subino, J.A., Morgan, K.L.M., Krohn, M.D., Miller, G.K., Dadisman, S.V., Forde, A.S., 2012, Archive of post-Hurricane Charley coastal oblique aerial photographs collected during U.S. Geological Survey field activity 04CCH01 from Marco Island to Fort DeSoto, Florida, August 15, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 651, 2 DVDs. Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/651/.


Suggested Citation

Morgan, K.L.M., Krohn, M.D., Doran, K., and Guy, K.K., 2013, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Pensacola, Florida, to Breton Islands, Louisiana, February 7, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 799.


Acknowledgments

Funding and (or) support for this study was provided by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP).

The authors wish to thank pilot Mitch Bowobski with Bay Air Charters, Inc., for his assistance in data collection. This report benefited from the comments and reviews from Peter Howd (contracted with Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions, at the USGS - St. Petersburg, Fla.) and James Flocks (USGS - St. Petersburg, Fla.).


Information Statement

This report was prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution imply any such warranty. The USGS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and (or) contained herein. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.


System Requirements

This report is readable on any computing platform that has standard Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) driver software installed. The minimum software requirements are a Web browser, a Portable Document Format (PDF) reader, and a text editor. Additional features are provided using Google Earth software (http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/). If you cannot fully access the information on this page, please contact USGS Information Services at infoservices@usgs.gov or 1-888-ASK-USGS.

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Contact

Karen L.M. Morgan
U.S. Geological Survey
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Ph: (727) 803-8747
FAX: (727) 803-2032
kmorgan@usgs.gov


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