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.
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)
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- List of Figures
- Table of Images
- References Cited
- Information Statement
- System Requirements
Additional publication details
|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|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center|
|State||New York, North Carolina, Virginia|
|Other Geospatial||Montauk Point|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|