MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Summer 2010
ISSUE 61

MN GIS/LIS NEWS
The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Conference Planning 
Scholarship Update
Annual Report Online

State
GLO Field Note Project
LiDAR update
FSA Photos 2010

Commendation Nominations

Regional
Metro Air Photo Update

Local
Eagan Tracks Diseased Trees
Goodhue Co Historical Features

Higher Education
GISSO Job Fair Report

 

 

2010 FSA Statewide Orthophotos
By Chris Cialek, MnGeo
 
USDA’s Farm Service Agency recently announced the names of contractors selected for summer 2010 flights over 30 states as part of the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). Minnesota will be flown by Aerial Services, Inc., of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

 

The imagery will be statewide, summer leaf-on, four-band, collected at 1-meter resolution, and processed using absolute accuracy procedures, which provide a higher level of accuracy than relative accuracy processes.
 
Due to the late and unanticipated announcement of a NAIP flight this year, the state is not partnering with FSA on this project. We will receive 3-band natural color MrSID Generation 3 (MG3) compressed county mosaics. Data will begin to arrive early this autumn and will be available via MnGeo’s website. It is unlikely, however, that we will be eligible to receive, at no cost, the 4-band tiled GeoTIFF products. 
 
For more information, see FSA’s status maps and keep an eye on MnGeo’s NAIP10 webpage.