Data Series 953
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
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|Figure 1. Map showing the baseline coastal oblique survey flightpath from Key Largo, Florida, to the Florida/Georgia border, September 5-6, 2014. Click in an area box to view a detailed map of that area.|
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 September 5-6, 2014, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from Key Largo, Florida, to the Florida/Georgia border (Figure 1), aboard a Cessna 182 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 1998, and the data can be used in the assessment of future coastal change.
The photographs provided here 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 barrier islands and other 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. 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 of each of the 3,892 photographs 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.
This report is divided into seven sections: Home, Abbreviations, Contents, Photos and Maps, Navigation Data, Logs, Metadata, and Citation Page. 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 included in this report. 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.
Figure 1. Map for Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Key Largo, Florida, to the Florida/Georgia border, September 5-6, 2014
Figure 2. Acquisition Geometry
Figure 3A. Area 1 - Key Largo to Hillsboro Beach, Florida.
Figure 3B. Area 2 - Hillsboro Beach to Fort Pierce, Florida.
Figure 3C. Area 3 - Fort Pierce to the Canaveral National Seashore, Florida.
Figure 3D. Area 4 - Canaveral National Seashore to St. Augustine, Florida.
Figure 3E. Area 5 - St. Augustine to the Florida/Georgia border.
Figure 4. St. Lucie Inset Map (Area 2)
Figure 5. Fort Pierce Inset Map (Area 2)
Figure 6. Port Canaveral Inset Map (Area 3)
Figure 7. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Area Inset Map (Area 3)
Figure 8. Ponce Inlet Inset Map (Area 4)
Figure 9. Matanzas Inlet Inset Map (Area 4)
Figure 10. St. Augustine Inlet Inset Map (Area 4)
Figure 11. St. Johns River Inlet Inset Map (Area 5)
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/.
Morgan, K.L.M., 2015, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Key Largo, Florida, to the Florida/Georgia border, September 5-6, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 953, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds953.
Funding and (or) support for this study was provided by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP). The author wishes to thank the pilot, George McPherson, and owners of Top Cover Virginia, LLC, Leo and Carol McManus. for their assistance in data collection. This report benefited from the comments and reviews of Joseph R. Long and Jenna Brown with the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC), St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Karen L.M. Morgan
U.S. Geological Survey
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