An automated digital imaging system for environmental monitoring applications

Open-File Report 2012-1271
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Recent improvements in the affordability and availability of high-resolution digital cameras, data loggers, embedded computers, and radio/cellular modems have advanced the development of sophisticated automated systems for remote imaging. Researchers have successfully placed and operated automated digital cameras in remote locations and in extremes of temperature and humidity, ranging from the islands of the South Pacific to the Mojave Desert and the Grand Canyon. With the integration of environmental sensors, these automated systems are able to respond to local conditions and modify their imaging regimes as needed. In this report we describe in detail the design of one type of automated imaging system developed by our group. It is easily replicated, low-cost, highly robust, and is a stand-alone automated camera designed to be placed in remote locations, without wireless connectivity.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title An automated digital imaging system for environmental monitoring applications
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2012-1271
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121271
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description vi, 18 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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