Coast of Ireland Oblique Imagery Survey 2003

National Government Spatial

From: Office of Public Works


The Coast of Ireland Survey was flown in September 2003 using aerial oblique digital video photography as part of the Irish Coastal Protection Strategy Study (ICPSS). The purpose of the survey was to obtain a comprehensive and up to date record of the present coastal erosion situation around the coast of Ireland in order to facilitate the identification of priority areas for future expenditure. The completed survey also provides a useful baseline for the preparation and commissioning of future surveys. The survey commenced in mid-September 2003 and was completed in 11 days.


National Coverage. The survey was undertaken from a helicopter, using a gyro-stabilised high quality digital camera system. The coastline was flown in an anti-clockwise direction beginning at Lough Foyle and ending at Carlingford Lough with photography generally restricted to three hours either side of the time of local low water. The results of the survey are presented as a series of overlapping digital images of the coastline linked to interactive maps that enables the digital images of any particular section of the coastline to be examined as still images.

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