Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from the Virginia/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York,
October 5-6, 2014

Data Series 958
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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 October 5-6, 2014, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic survey from the Virginia/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York, aboard a Cessna 182 at an altitude of 500 feet (ft) and approximately 1,200 ft offshore. 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.

Suggested Citation

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds958.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Getting Started
  • List of Figures
  • Table of Images
  • References Cited
  • Acknowledgments
  • Information Statement
  • System Requirements

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from the Virginia/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York,
October 5-6, 2014
Series title Data Series
Series number 958
DOI 10.3133/ds958
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description HTML Document
Country United States
State New York, North Carolina, Virginia
Other Geospatial Montauk Point
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N