Hurricane Isabel Aerial Photography: High-Resolution Imagery of the North Carolina Outer Banks After Landfall

Metadata Updated: March 26, 2021

The National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Natural Resources, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency flew an Emerge/Applanix Digital Sensor System along the outer banks of North Carolina in support of recovery efforts and coastline change evaluation following Hurricane Isabel. On September 19, 2003, within a day after the hurricane hit land, NGS flew a NOAA Twin Otter equipped with the digital camera to collect imagery that could be quickly supplied to agencies for rapid response within the disaster areas. The digital sensor system incorporates the camera with an inertial navigation system including a GPS unit and inertial measurement unit (IMU) to allow for rapid georeferencing of the images. The camera was flown at about 2500 meters collecting imagery from Topsail Island near Camp Lejeune, NC up to the NC/Virginia state line. Over 600 images were collected over the three day period. Imagery collected by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in 1998 offered a quick reference to pre-storm conditions. Selected images are available to view online.

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Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2003 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2003 (publication)
Responsible Party NGS Communications and Outreach Branch (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39931
Access Constraints Cite As: National Geodetic Survey, [Date of Access]: Hurricane Isabel Aerial Photography: High-Resolution Imagery of the North Carolina Outer Banks After Landfall [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39931., Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: We request that you credit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) when you use these photos in a report, publication, or presentation. | Distribution Liability: These photographs were obtained for use by NGS during the course of its development of potential final products to fulfill its statutory mission. Although NGS is making these photographs available to others who may find the photographs of value, NGS does not warrant, endorse, or recommend the use of these photographs for any given purpose. NGS is providing these photographs "as is," and NGS disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NGS be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits resulting from any use or misuse of these data.
Bbox East Long -75.44
Bbox North Lat 36.55
Bbox South Lat 34.28
Bbox West Long -77.28
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1998
Temporal Extent End 2003-09-24

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