2013 NAIP now available Print
By Jim Lacy   
January 10, 2014

Imagery from the summer 2013 National Agriculture Imagery Program flights over Wisconsin are now available as a free download from the USDA-NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway.

The specifications for the imagery are the same as in the past: 4-band digital color (red, green, blue, near-infrared), 1-meter spatial resolution, leaf-on, MrSID or Geotiff formats, projected to UTM zone 15 or 16. (Note: the MrSID county mosaics available via the Geospatial Data Gateway are three-band natural color only. GeoTIFFs are not available from the site.)

Data can be downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway by selecting a county, defining an area of interest on a map, or specifying a place.  Personally, I've found the default "Order by County/Counties" option to be the most reliable.

I spoke to Sam Batzli from WisconsinView earlier this week.  He recently obtained a hard drive containing the original GeoTIF-format tiles, and MrSID compressed county mosaics.  If all goes well, he hopes to have those available for download from the WisconsinView.org Web site by the middle of February.

 

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2013 NAIP near Wausau