High-resolution orthophotography is being flown for 34 counties in central and northwest Minnesota. A large portion of the area was flown Spring 2013 and is being processed by the vendor. It is anticipated to become publicly available late fall 2013. The remaining project area will be flown in Spring 2014.
Legend for the map to the right:
AeroMetric was selected as the project vendor from the responses to the RFP (State Register, 12/24/12 issue, p. 1006). The RFP specified all or part of 22 counties in central Minnesota; however, the bid was favorable enough that the Northwest counties are now included in this phase. Buy-up partnerships are shown in the map graphic.
Project brochure (2
p., 570K, PDF)
The following partners are contributing funding to obtain aerial photography at a higher resolution than the 50-centimeter baseline resolution funded by the State of Minnesota. Depending on how the size and arrangement of the buy-up areas influenced flight logistics, some areas will be flown at both resolutions. Click on the map to see a larger version.
Areas to be flown both at 30- and 50-centimeter resolutions:
The SAIP Coordinating Team explored options for buy-up partnerships with counties and local governments at the following meetings:
|Chris Cialek, Manager
Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse
|Steve Kloiber, Project Coordinator
National Wetlands Inventory Update
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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