Bandon Marsh NWR Oblique Aerial Photography

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Refuge staff photographed one unit of Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) using a handheld digital single-lens reflex camera from a helicopter.  The flight produced hundreds of oblique angle aerial images.  Images were stitched together in flight lines using Adobe Photoshop, then georeferenced and rectified using ArcGIS.  The rectified images were then seamlessly mosaicked to create a single aerial image of the unit.  The photographs were taken at an extreme high tide to depict where water was pooling on the refuge, creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes.  The developed image is being used to engineer a drainage pattern across the unit and create a mosquito abatement plan.


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Eric Bergey
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