WisconsinView, a program administered by the UW-Madison Environmental Remote Sensing Center, recently announced the availability of free, high-resolution imagery for the Madison area, and Racine and Kenosha counties.
A cooperative project between City of Madison, Dane County, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) led to a spring 2007 aerial photography flight for the Madison metropolitan area. The one-foot resolution, color imagery covers roughly half of Dane county, and is now available for free from WisconsinView.org. (click on the “USGS Urban” tab.)
One-foot resolution color imagery is also available for Racine and Kenosha counties. These flights were both flown in the summer of 2005 on speculation by a private contractor, and purchased by the U.S. Geological Survey in the fall of 2006 to support the NGA 133 Cities Urban Areas program. (see related story)
All of the Urban Area imagery is made available in GeoTIFF format in 1500m x 1500m tiles, referenced to a UTM coordinate system.
WisconsinView seeks to make satellite and aerial imagery more accessible to users in Wisconsin, and is part of the national AmericaView Consortium.