As part of the 2010 Wisconsin Regional Orthophotography Project (WROC), the contracting team of Ayres Associates and Aerometric is currently in the process of generating a statewide imagery dataset with a spatial resolution of 18”. The dataset was made possible in large part from nearly $1.2 million in partnership funding raised prior to the 2010 flights. The partner funding gave local governments participating in WROC a 20% direct discount on their high-resolution projects, who in turn allowed their imagery to be used in the creation of the statewide, lower-resolution product.
The specifications for the statewide dataset are: 18” spatial resolution, 3-band natural color, GeoTIFF format, projected to Wisconsin Transverse Mercator, tiled by USGS quarter-quadrangle. The data will be in the public domain, and freely-shareable.
The statewide imagery is expected to be available from the WisconsinView Web site in mid to late July. Watch the Mapping Bulletin for more specifics when the data becomes available!