Surveying GPS Ground Control Point locations

A scientist holds a GPS unit while standing near a tripod on a platform on a sandy coastline near the ocean

Detailed Description

A USGS scientist surveys GPS Ground Control Point locations on North Topsail Beach and within the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, North Carolina. These data are used to validate previously surveyed aerial imagery and aid in Structure from Motion (SFM) processing. Specifically, this scientist was collecting data to look at coastal change due to Hurricane Florence. These types of studies are conducted to assess coastal change and resilience.


Image Dimensions: 3024 x 4032

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Location Taken: US