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Data Series 946

Baseline Coastal Oblique Aerial Photographs Collected from Owls Head, Maine, to the Virginia/North Carolina Border, May 19-22, 2009

By Karen L.M. Morgan, Cheryl J. Hapke, and Emily A. Himmelstoss

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey

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Contents:

Project Summary

Getting Started

List of Figures



Reference Cited

Suggested Citation

Acknowledgments



Information Statement

System Requirements

Contact

 Location Map

Survey Area 1 Survey Area 2 Survey Area 5 Survey Area 3 Survey Area 4 Survey Area 6 Survey Area 7 Survey Area 8 Survey Area 9 Survey Area 10 Survey Area 11 Survey Day 1 Survey Day 2 Survey Day 3 Area Surveyed
Figure 1. Map showing the baseline coastal oblique survey conducted May 19-22, 2009 from Owls Head, Maine, to the Virginia/North Carolina border.

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 May 19-22, 2009, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from Owls Head, Maine, to the Virginia/North Carolina border (Figure 1) aboard a Cessna 207A at an altitude of 500 feet (ft) and approximately 1,200 ft offshore (Figure 2). This mission was flown to collect baseline data for assessing incremental changes since the last survey, flown October 2000, and the data can be used in the assessment of future coastal change.

The images provided in this report are Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) images. ExifTool was used to add the following to the header of each photo: time of collection, Global Positioning System (GPS) latitude, GPS longitude, keywords, credit, artist (photographer), caption, copyright, and contact information. The photograph locations are an estimate of the position of the aircraft and do not indicate the location of any feature in the images (see the Navigation Data page). These photographs document the state of the coastal features at the time of the survey. Pages containing thumbnail images of the photographs, referred to as contact sheets, were created in 5-minute segments of flight time. These segments can be found on the Photos and Maps page. The 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 GPS location, image name, date, and time each of the 12,726 photographs were taken along with links to each 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. These KML files can be found in the kml folder.


Getting Started

This report is divided into eight sections: Home, Abbreviations, Contents, Photos and Maps, Navigation Data, Logs, Metadata, and Index. Links at the top and bottom of each page provide access to these sections.

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 are also available in Navigation Data. The Logs pages contain information on the flight and the equipment used. The Contents page 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. Map showing the baseline coastal oblique survey flight path conducted May 19-22, 2009 from Owls Head, Maine, to the Virginia/North Carolina Border.

Figure 2. Acquisition Geometry

Figure 3A. Area 1 - Owls Head, Maine, Head to Falmouth, Maine.

Figure 3B. Area 2 - Portland, Maine, to Duxbury, Massachusetts, continuing on to Falmouth Airpark.

Figure 3C. Area 3 - Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the Cape Cod Canal, then from Provincetown to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts.

Figure 3D. Area 4 - Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and back to Chatham, Massachusetts.

Figure 3E. Area 5 - Nantucket Sound coastline of Cape Cod to South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Figure 3F. Area 6 - South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to Sagaponack, New York.

Figure 3G. Area 7 - Sagaponack, New York, to Point Lookout, New York.

Figure 3H. Area 8 - Point Lookout, New York, to Ocean City, New Jersey.

Figure 3I. Area 9 - Ocean City, New Jersey, to Wallops Island, Virginia.

Figure 3J. Area 10 - Wallops Island, Virginia, to the Virginia/North Carolina border.

Figure 3K. Area 11 - Norfolk International Airport, Virginia, to Falmouth Airpark, Massachusetts.

Figure 4. Cape Elizabeth Area Inset Map (Area 1)

Figure 5. Chatham Inset Map (Area 3)

Figure 6. Cupsoque Inset Map (Area 7)

Figure 7. Ocean City, New Jersey Inset Map (Area 8)

Figure 8. Ocean City, Maryland Inset Map (Area 9)


Reference Cited

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


Suggested Citation

Morgan, K.L.M., Hapke, C.J., and Himmelstoss, E.A., 2015, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Owls Head, Maine, to the Virginia/North Carolina border, May 19-22, 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 946, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds946


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 Phillip E. "Brud" Folger for his assistance in data collection. This report benefited from the comments and reviews of Kara Doran and Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander with the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC), 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

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) 502-8037
FAX: (727) 502-8182
kmorgan@usgs.gov


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