State Wide Elevation and Imagery Inventory

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Projects

  • 1 meter panchromatic imagery: Leaf-off imagery flown for soil survey work
  • 1999 Orthophotography: This data set contains imagery flown by the Martinez Corporation for Rice County, Minnesota. The project was funded by Rice County for creation of GIS data, planning purposes and general information. Approximately 516 square miles in Rice County were flown in 1999 in leaf-off conditions. Six inch pixel photography was created and orthorectified. The tiling format of the imagery is based on sections and townships in Rice County. A MrSID file was generated by compressing the section tiles that cover Rice County.
  • 2000 Digital Orthophotos, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area: Metropolitan Council black and white orthophotos for seven county Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • 2005 Aerial Photography Nicollet County: Black and white aerial photography covering Nicollet County was obtained spring of 2005 when foliage was dormant and ground bare. Orthophotos were produced from 1" = 2640' photography for entire county and 1" = 840' for urban/suburban areas. Photos were mosaicked to form a county wide continuous image.
  • 2005 Fargo Metro Area Digital Color Orthophotography and LiDAR DTM Mapping Project: This dataset contains 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8 foot resolution color digital orthophotography of 282 square miles covering the greater Fargo - Moorhead metropolitan areas. The TIF images are available in 1/4 section tiles. The source scale is 1200. All orthophotography meets National Map Accuracy Standards. LiDAR data was also acquired for a 100 square mile area in North Dakota. The area covered is roughly from I-94 (in the City of Fargo) to two miles north of the Cass\Richland County border, and from the Red River of the North to two miles west of the Sheyenne River. The LiDAR was used to generate 1 foot contour drawings in 1\4 section tile format. ASCII (x, y, z) text files are also available for theLiDAR in point and breaklines. All data is available in NAD83 North Dakota State Plane, South Zone, Foot - and in Fargo_Ground coordinate systems.
  • 2005 MARKHURD Digital Orthophotos, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area: This project was funded by the Metropolitan Council for its 2005 Generalized Land Use dataset update. The photos are owned by MARKHURD and licensed by the Met. Council. Governments within the Twin Cities metropolitan area may license the data free of charge. All others must contact MARKHURD to purchase the data.
  • 2005 Orthophotography: This data set contains imagery flown by MARKHURD for Rice County, Minnesota. The project was funded by Rice County, the City of Faribault and the City of Northfield for creation of GIS data, planning purposes and general information. It is comprised of scanned photographs that were acquired on fresh fine grain, high-speed Kodak black and white film. Approximately 516 square miles in Rice County and 12 square miles in Dakota County were flown on April 13, 2005 in leaf-off conditions at a scale of 1”= 833’. Six inch pixel photography was created and orthorectified. The tiling format of the imagery is based on sections and townships in Rice and Dakota Counties. A MrSID file was generated by compressing the section tiles that cover Rice County and part of Dakota County.
  • 2005-06 Color Digital Orthophotos (6" pixel resolution): This project contains color digital orthophotos in one-half section format which collectively cover all of Anoka County. These photos are in TIFF format with a 6 inch pixel resolution. Each half section contains 200 feet of overlap to adjactent half sections. The photos were flown at a scale of 833 ft to one inch. The TIFF images were also resampled to a 1" = 2 feet resolution and tiled to cover the thirteen cities/townships. These TIFFs were then compressed at a ratio of 40:1 using Lizard Tech. "Mr.SID" software. Individual half section TIFF images can be purchased at a price of $100 per half section (private) or $60 per half section (public) from the GIS Office. 763-323-5503
  • Aerial Photography: 2005 orthos of blue earth county
  • BRRWD Manston Slough Restoration LIDAR Survey: Topographic LIDAR survey of the Manston Slough Area: Sections 13, 24, 25, and 36 Mitchell Twp.; Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32 of Manston Twp.; Sections 5 and 6 of Meadows Twp., Wilkin County. LIDAR and black and white imagery were acquired for an approximately 16.5 square mile area in north central Wilkin County, Minnesota, for use in analyzing water retention and wetland restoration scenarios on the Manston Water Management Area (WMA). Houston Engineering, Inc. contracted with Horizons, Inc. to acquire the data. Funding for the project was provided by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Ducks Unlimited. The data was collected during two flight operations in the spring of 2002. The first flight operation was conducted to obtain black and white aerial photography for planimetric mapping and orthophoto production. The second flight operation was conducted to obtain the LIDAR data. Final deliverables included a LIDAR DEM, break lines, 1-foot contour drawings in AutoCAD format, and black and white digital orthophotos. There are no restrictions on data distribution for his project.
  • Carver County Digital Orthophotography and LIDAR Acquisition: This dataset contains digital orthophotography at .5 foot ground resolution. A resampled MrSID at 1 foot ground resolution. LIDAR data consists of the Processed "Surface" Point Cloud and the Thinned "Bare Earth". Digital Terrain Model created from the LIDAR with necessary breaklines and/or mass points. 2 ft contours created from the enhanced DTM. All datasets are county wide.
  • Carver County Digital Orthophotography and LIDAR Acquisition: This dataset includes color digital orthophotograpy at 0.5' ground sample distance in .tif format tiled by sections. A county wide resample at 1' was generated in a mosiac MrSID gen2 format. LIDAR datasets include Thinned "Bare Earth" and Process "Surface" Point Cloud (All Points). A Digital Terrain Model was created from the LIDAR using enhancements from breaklines and/or mass points where necessary. 2 foot contours were generated from the enhanced DTM. The DTM and 2 ft contours are available in CAD and GIS formats.
  • City of Bemidji Photography: Photography was flown by 3001 Inc. targeting done by NWS inc. Digital camera and airborn GPS was used. LIDAR was flown but not purchased by the City of Bemidji. Flight took place about May 15th 2005.The products were color ortho-rectified Mr.Sid images. A 1 foot resolution seamless mosaic was created of the entire flight area. 4 inch resolutiong Mr.Sid photos were also created for the entire flight area, these were tiled by 1/4 section. The flight area included Northern Township, Bemidji Township, the City of Bemidji and a 1 mile wide strip on the east and west sides of the townships. The total square miles was 96.
  • City of Coon Rapids April 2002: Funded by City stormwater utility to provide photography, topographic and planimetric data. Topo had not been updated since 1975.
  • City of Ramsey: 2003 Aerial Topo
  • Clay County Flood Insurance LIDAR survey: LIDAR and black and white imagery were acquired for an 86 square mile area in southwest Clay County, Minnesota, for use in a Flood Insurance Study for the Buffalo River. Clay County contracted with Horizons, Inc. to acquire the data. Funding for the project was provided by FEMA Region V through the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program. The data was collected during two flight operations. The first flight operation was conducted in November, 2002 to obtain the LIDAR data. The second flight operation was conducted in December, 2002 to obtain black and white aerial photography for planimetric mapping and orthophoto production. Final deliverables included a LIDAR DEM, break lines, 1-foot contour drawings in AutoCAD format, and black and white digital orthophotos. There are no restrictions on data distribution for his project.
  • Clay county metropolitan area photography: Aerial photography of the County's metro regions
  • Elevation Data: A compilation of the highest quality elevation data available for Minnesota
  • Fall 2004 NW MN DNR Wildlife CIR Imagery: This imagery is a set of rectified color infrared photographs covering DNR Wildlife Administered Lands in NW MN. The imagery was produced by ProWest & Associates Inc. The imagery was timed to provide the greatest amount of leaf color difference in order to be suitable for tree species differentiation. The original photos were taken with a medium format film camera with a nominal film scale of 1:63,360. The scanned rectified imagery is in MrSid format with a resolution of 1 meter.
  • Fargo-Moorhead LIDAR Survey: City of Fargo Mapping: LIDAR and digital imagery (color) were acquired for a 164.5 square mile area including the cities of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota. The data was obtained for use in updating the existing hydraulic model for the Red River through Fargo-Moorhead and for floodplain mapping for the City of Fargo. Houston Engineering, Inc. contracted with Merrick & Co. to acquire the data. A portion of the funding for the project was provided by FEMA Region VIII under the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program. Additional funding was provided by the City of Fargo and other state and local entities. The data was collected during a single flight operation in May, 2002. Final deliverables included a LIDAR DEM, break lines, 1-foot contour drawings in AutoCAD format, and color digital orthophotos. There are no restrictions on data distribution for this project.
  • Floodplain Restudy: Funded by FEMA under their CTP program.
  • FY04 Exchange Network Implementation Grant - DEMs for Fond du Lac Reservation: The purpose of this project is to create two and ten-foot contour digital elevation models (DEM) and orthorectify existing leaf off low and high leaf off photography of area within the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation
  • Hesse Farm:
  • Martinson Residence: landscape Design for Karin Martinson
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul/ St. Cloud: Commercially Available Orthorectified Color Aerial Imagery Updated every two years.
  • Minnesota Aerial Photography, 2006: In fall 2006, new aerial photography was acquired over 40 Minnesota counties to validate or collect road centerline data in support of the US Census Bureau MAF/TIGER Accuracy Improvement Project (MTAIP). The Census Bureau worked through their prime contractor, The Harris Corporation, to verify that all local street centerline GIS files meet or exceed the spatial accuracy requirement of 7.6 meters. The Harris Corporation contracted with MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates (MDA) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to acquire aerial photography to be used in evaluation/data development process for selected counties.
  • Minnesota LiDAR Mapping Initiative: This initiative was funded by the Minnesota Legislature and the Clean Water Funds that were made available through the Minnesota Outdoor Legacy funds.
  • National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) Digital Orthorectified Images (DOQ), Minnesota: This data set contains imagery from the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) and is comprised of scanned photographs that were acquired on color positive film. NAIP acquires digital ortho imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S.. A primary goal of the NAIP program is to enable availability of ortho imagery within one year of acquisition. The source files are 1 meter ground sample distance (GSD) ortho imagery rectified to a horizontal accuracy of within +/- 3 meters of reference digital ortho quarter quads (DOQQ's) from the National Digital Ortho Program (NDOP). The tiling format of NAIP imagery is based on a 3.75' x 3.75' quarter quadrangle with a 300 meter buffer on all four sides. NAIP imagery may contain as much as 10% cloud cover per tile. The MrSID format files were generated by compressing NAIP quarter quadrangle tiles that cover a county. (Note: The Land Management Information Center has created this metadata record to describe the entire NAIP2003-04 dataset, using information from Farm Service Agency metadata provided in 2003 and 2004. Each county file is accompanied by the original FSA metadata for that county.)
  • NEXTMap USA: NEXTMap: An industry landmark in national mapping and an industry benchmark in elevation data accuracy and affordability. After completing an unprecedented and highly successful mapping program in the United Kingdom, Intermap is well underway with NEXTMapUSA—a program to map the United States. NEXTMapUSA will be the fi rst comprehensive, consistent, high-resolution elevation model ever created for the United States. Our NEXTMapUSA datasets, which include digital terrain models, digital surface models, orthorectified radar imagery and orthorectified color imagery, enable countless applications such as: • Flood modeling and watershed analysis • Image rectification • Base mapping • Three-dimensional visualization • Flight simulation • Precision farming and forestry • Surface analysis Currently, in addition to the entire datasets of California, Florida, Hawaii and Mississippi, the NEXTMapUSA library includes blocks of data for Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. This data is available for immediate purchase off -the-shelf.
  • Owatonna to Dodge Center: This was a LiDAR collect for studying possible alignment alternatives to US 14 between Owatonna to Dodge Center.
  • Pine County Soil Survey: LiDAR has been contracted with The Sanborn Map Company, Inc for a 3 meter point spacing, 37 cm vertical accuracy RMSE product to be flown leaf-off Fall 2006.
  • Pipestone County Pictometry: Pipestone County will be entering into a contract with Pictometry to do a county wide 1 foot resolution flight and 6" resolution in and around all county cities. The project will include ortho and oblique. Flight will take place spring 07.
  • Rainy River LIDAR data collection: Rainey River: Lake of the Woods, MN to Fort Frances, MN. In November of 2006, Sanborn was contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District on behalf of the St. Paul District to execute a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) aerial survey, ground control survey and mapping for a segment of Rainy River. The project is situated on the northern border of Minnesota and consists of an corridor that extends 2000 feet on both sides of Rainy River (total width of 4000 feet). The corridor extends from the International Dam at Fort Frances and International Falls to its mouth of Rainy River at Lake-of-the-Woods. This data will be used by US Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District to perform hydraulic/hydrologic modeling for analysis and development.
  • Red River Collect - Phase 1: This project was funded by a cooperative including: FEMA Mn/DOT MnDNR Clay County Norman County Mahnomen County White Earth Band The data collected included 3660 square miles in the red river of the north watershed from just south of Fargo, to the Canadian border along the Red River and then east to include the Wild Rive River Watershed and all of the White Earth Tribal lands.
  • RRRWS Service Area for project: RRRWS Service Area includes parts of 9 counties where our rural Water lines are located. Expansion project area.
  • Scott County 2003 high resolution color orthophotography: This dataset contains digital orthophotography at .5 foot ground resolution.
  • Sherburne County Aerial Photography: The project will produce 6" natural color orthophotos with a horizontal accuraccy of +/- 3 feet. Images will be tiled based upon quarter sections and will be available in MrSid or Tiff formats. All images will be on Sherburne County Coordinates. The coverage area includes all of Sherburne County and 1/4 mile of the surrounding counties. A countywide MrSid image with a 2 foot resoultion will also be available.
  • Southern Cass-Clay LIDAR Survey: Southern Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota: LIDAR and black and white imagery were acquired for a 138 square mile area in southern Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota, for use in a FEMA funded Flood Insurance Restudy for the Red River of the North, Wild Rice River (ND), and Wolverton Creek. Houston Engineering, Inc. contracted with Horizons, Inc. to acquire the data. Funding for the project was provided by the City of Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota State Water Commission, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, and Clay County. The data was collected during two flight operations in April, 1999. The first flight operation was conducted to obtain black and white aerial photography for planimetric mapping and orthophoto production. The second flight operation was conducted to obtain the LIDAR data. Final deliverables included a LIDAR DEM, break lines, 1-foot contour drawings in AutoCAD format, and black and white digital orthophotos. There are no restrictions on data distribution for his project.
  • St. Croix River Crossing: The purpose of this LiDAR project was to create a mapping tool for engineers to evaluate alignments, preliminary engineering and hydraulic work for a future bridge in the Stillwater area. Funding was provided by Mn/DOT and Wis/DOT.
  • Steele County 2000 county-wide B & W orthophotos: County-wide lower resolution (1')B & W orthophotos of Steele County.
  • Steele County 2005 high resolution B & W orthophotos: 6" resolution B & W orthophotos of developed areas of Steele County, flown 4/2005.
  • Twin Valley, MN: Senior Design Project
  • Upper Mississippi River System - Environmental Management Program (EMP): The Upper Mississippi River System Environmental Management Program (UMRS-EMP) is a Federal-State partnership to monitor the natural resources of the river system.
  • US 14 from North Mankato to New Ulm: Data required for preliminary study, alignment selection and hydraulic studies.
  • Wabasha County High Resolution Aerial Imagery: Wabasha County, MN has been flown by Ayers Associates/3001, Inc. for 6-inch resolution digital natural color imagery. Wabasha County will fund this project.
  • WMS Imagery Project: MySQl database of various imagery served out as a WMS service. Funded by GDA/LMIC

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