Data Series 958
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
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|Figure 1. Map for baseline coastal oblique aerial survey flight path collected from the Virginia/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York, October 5-6, 2014|
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 October 5-6, 2014, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from the Virginia/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York (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 to assess incremental changes since the last survey, flown in November 2012, 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 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 five-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.
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.
This report is divided into eight 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 also 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 survey flight path collected from the Virginia/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York, October 5-6, 2014
Figure 2. Acquisition Geometry
Figure 3A. Area 1 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from the Virginia/North Carolina Border to Cobb’s Island, Virginia
Figure 3B. Area 2 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from Hog Island, Virginia, to Ocean City, Maryland
Figure 3C. Area 3 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from Ocean City, Maryland, to Ocean City, New Jersey
Figure 3D. Area 4 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from Ocean City, New Jersey, to Spring Lake, New Jersey
Figure 3E. Area 5 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from Breezy Point, New York, to Smith Point, New York
Figure 3F. Area 6 - Baseline coastal oblique aerial survey from Smith Point to Montauk Point, New York
Figure 4. Ocean City, Maryland Inset Map (Area 2)
Figure 5. Mantoloking Inset Map (Area 4)
Figure 6. Mid-Fire Island Inset Map (Area 5)
Figure 7. Old Inlet Inset Map (Area 5)
Figure 8. Cupsoque Inset Map (Area 6)
Figure 9. Shinnecock Inset Map (Area 6)
Table 1 provides detailed information about the image name, GPS location, date, and time for each of the 5,870 photographs that were taken during this survey, along with links to each photograph and contact sheet.
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 the Virginia/North Carolina Border to Montauk Point, New York, October 5-6, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 958, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds958.
Funding and (or) support for this study was provided by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP). The author wishes to thank pilot, Lee McManus, and photographer, Carol McManus, for their assistance in data collection. This report benefited from the comments and reviews of Ginger T. Range with Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions contracted to the USGS and Owen Brenner with the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC), St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Karen L.M. Morgan
U.S. Geological Survey
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