Civil Air Patrol - Irma Oblique Aerial Photos
|Authors:||Civil Air Patrol · U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)|
|Owners:||datamgr Irma · David Arctur|
|DOI:||10.4211/hs.beea00c2757c438c82f0af7126311d80 How to Cite|
|Resource type:||Composite Resource|
|Created:||Sep 23, 2018 at 6:05 a.m.|
|Last updated:||Nov 27, 2018 at midnight by David Arctur|
The Civil Air Patrol is routinely tasked by FEMA and local public safety officials with taking aerial photographs. This collection comprises about 38,000 photos taken over Florida and Georgia during September 8-20, 2017. These were originally uploaded to the web using the GeoPlatform.gov imageUploader capability, and hosted as a web map layer . For this Irma collection, I exported the dataset of photo location points to a local computer, subset it to the Irma event, and created a shapefile, which is downloadable below. The photos and thumbnails were not included in this archive, but are attribute-linked to the FEMA-Civil Air Patrol image library on Amazon cloud .
Note: The cameras used by the Civil Air Patrol generally do not have an electronic compass with their GPS to record the viewing direction. The easiest way to determine the general angle is to look at consecutive frame counterpoints to establish the flightpath direction at nadir and adjust for the photographer's position behind the pilot looking out the window hatch on the port (left) side of the aircraft. The altitude above ground level is typically between 1000-1500 feet, so it's easy to locate features in reference orthoimages.
 US federal GeoPlatform.gov Image Uploader map service (ArcGIS Server) [https://imageryuploader.geoplatform.gov/arcgis/rest/services/ImageEvents/MapServer]
 FEMA-Civil Air Patrol image library on Amazon cloud [https://fema-cap-imagery.s3.amazonaws.com]
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|Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:||WGS 84 EPSG:4326|
|Coordinate Units:||Decimal degrees|
|Civil Air Patrol|
|U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)|
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This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
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|National Science Foundation (NSF)||RAPID: Archiving and Enabling Community Access to Data from Recent US Hurricanes||1761673|
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