Digital Aerial Photography


The WAGDA website hosts some digital aerial photography and links to others. Below are links to digital aerial photography resources.




 

Photography hosted online by WAGDA or another University of Washington department


Collection
Resolution
Color
Bands
Projection Description
2011 NAIP Aerial Photography (4-band infrared)
1 meter
Y
4
NAD 1983 NTM zone 10N(west of 120) or zone 11N(east of 120)

Current UW students, faculty and staff may download the uncompressed index map here then request individual image tiles for area of interest by email to gis@lib.washington.edu.

2009 NAIP Aerial Photography (County Mosaic)
1 meter
Y
3
NAD 1983 NTM zone 10N(west of 120) or zone 11N(east of 120)

Covers all of Washington State, mosaic by county, 2009

2009 NAIP Aerial Photography (4-band infrared)
1 meter
Y
4
NAD 1983 NTM zone 10N(west of 120) or zone 11N(east of 120) The photos come in two formats, uncompressed images in USGS DOQQ and compressed images using JPEG compression algorithm. Compressed images are smaller in size while the uncompressed images have the best quality. There is no much difference if they are to be looked by human eyes. But if they are to be machine-analyzed, please request uncompressed images because the errors introduced by compression / uncompression might be a problem for you.
Pieces of both compressed and uncompressed imagery can be clipped at the Washington State OrthoImagery Portal (approximately 8 minutes to download 200MB, which is about the size of one USGS DOQQ image tile)
Current UW students, faculty and staff may download the uncompressed index map here or compressed index map here, and then request individual image tiles for area of interest by email to gis@lib.washington.edu.
2006 NAIP Aerial Photography (County Mosaic)
1 meter
Y
3
NAD 1983 NTM zone 10N(west of 120) or zone 11N(east of 120

Covers all of Washington State, mosaic by county, 2006

2006 NAIP Aerial Photography
18 inch
Y
3
NAD 1983 StatePlane Washington South FIPS 4602 Feet Pieces can be clipped at the Washington State Imagery Portal or at the Washington State OrthoImagery Portal
Current UW students, faculty and staff may download the index map here and then request individual image tiles for area of interest by email to gis@lib.washington.edu.
Puget Sound Orthophotography
1 foot
Y
3
NAD 1983 NTM zone 10N Covers the central Puget Sound, including Seattle, 2002
6 inch
Y
3
NAD 1983 StatePlane Washington North FIPS 4601 Feet Covers Bainbridge Island, 2002
City of Seattle Orthophotography
1 foot
N
1
NAD 1983 StatePlane Washington North FIPS 4601 Feet Covers the City of Seattle, b&w, 1993
Snohomish County Orthophotography
1 meter
Y
3
NAD 1983 NTM zone 10N Covers northwestern and central Snohomish County, 2002
USGS Digital Quads and Quarter Quads
1 meter
N
1
NAD 1983 NTM zone 10N(west of 120) or zone 11N(east of 120) Covers all of Washington State, b&w, various dates 1990s
Yakima County Orthophotography (offline)
1 foot
Y
3
NAD 1983 StatePlane Washington South FIPS 4602 Feet On CD in Suzzallo Map Collection ( G4283 Y3 A25 2002 Y3)
Snohomish County Ortophotography (offline)
10 feet  
N
1
NAD 1983 StatePlane Washington North FIPS 4601 Feet On CD in Suzzallo Map Collection (G4283.S6 1997 .S6)

Info for obtaining satellite imagery provided by WAGDA




Other sources for digital aerial photography


NASA World Wind (viewable imagery)

Google Earth/Google Maps (viewable imagery)

Microsoft local.live.com (viewable imagery)

Microsoft Terraserver (downloadable imagery)

USGS Seamless Server (downloadable imagery)

UW Campus Spatial Data Server from RTI (server-side imagery)

King County GIS Center Orthophotography Data Catalog (licensing and access information)

Puget Sound River History Project (1930s era aerial imagery for selected areas)