McKim & Creed performed topographic (land and wade) and hydrographic beach monitoring surveys along 173 historic and optional profile lines. These lines started on the north between the Town of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills and ended south at Oregon Inlet in the Outer Banks. The area totaled approximately 18 statute miles in linear distance.
The team used Hypack navigation software to collect the data. Equipment and technologies included a 28-ft survey vessel; single beam echosounder; a motion reference unit that measures and corrects for heave, pitch and roll; and Trimble R8 and R10 RTK-GPS units (wade and land). The field work was finalized in seven days
Deliveries consisted of plan and profile view drawings created using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Hypack softwares, xyz, survey report, and BMAP (Beach Morphology Analysis Package) files. The data was then compared with historic data and used to evaluate the need for a beach re-nourishment to help protect the area against natural forces such as hurricanes.