2016 Imagery is Almost Here

September 29, 2016

Every two years or so, the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) captures aerial imagery across the United States. For the State of Nebraska, 2016 is one of those years. The imagery has been collected and is currently being processed. Before it can be released, the data must be uploaded and processed so it’s ready for general use. According to the Farm Service Agency,  2016 imagery should be available by the end of the year. Once we get the imagery, we’ll add it to all of our WebGIS sites at no additional cost. We’ll add it as a new 2016 basemap option in addition to other years of NAIP imagery currently on the WebGIS sites. This is just one more way we can provide useful data to our clients.

NAIP is administered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) through their Aerial Photography Office. The imagery is one-meter resolution and is captured during the “leaf-on” season so it can be used to view agricultural features such as pivots or dry land. The main goal of NAIP is to make digital ortho photography available to government agencies and the general public. The FSA provides the imagery at no cost to be a beneficial base layer for GIS users everywhere.

For more information about this program, visit the USDA-Farm Service Agency website or view this informational sheet.