Minnesota Air Photos - FSA, USDA: 2002

Through the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP), the Farm Service Agency collects color imagery used to monitor U.S. Department of Agriculture farm programs.  Other organizations and citizens use NAIP photos for countless other applications.
 

2002 NAIP orthophotos

Twenty-eight agricultural counties in southern Minnesota were flown in June-August 2002.  The resulting 1-meter resolution imagery was orthorectified.  The original files are in GeoTIFF format; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District has created two versions of those images in MrSID format.

  • Obtain NAIP 2002 imagery
    • MrSID county mosaics:  Download free from MnGeo. Filesizes range from 110 to 425 megabytes each. (Not sure what MrSID format is or how to use it? See MnGeo's MrSID help page.)
       
    • MrSID quarter-quadrangle files:  Download free from DNR's Data Deli (choose "Download Data", then choose the "FSA) Color Orthophotos 2002" layer).  Files average 7 megabytes each (note: Pipestone and Rock Counties are not available).
       
    • Original GeoTIFF quarter quadrangle files:  Purchase on CD or DVD from the Aerial Photography Field Office:

      Sales Branch, USDA FSA APFO
      2222 West 2300 South
      Salt Lake City, UT 84119-2020
      apfo.sales@slc.usda.gov
      www.apfo.usda.gov
      (801) 975-3503
       

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