NAIP 2002 Aerial Photography: MrSID County Files

NAIP photo of portion of Blue Earth County NAIP 2002 image of a portion of Blue Earth County.
Click photo to see larger image (83K, JPG).

From links in the table below, download county mosaics of NAIP 2002 (National Agricultural Imagery Program) aerial photography for 28 counties in southern Minnesota. These MrSID format mosaics were created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency.

  • For more information on obtaining this imagery in quarter-quadrangle files (either GeoTIFF or MrSID format), or for more information about other years of FSA photography, see the FSA imagery webpage.
  • For more information on the MrSID format, see the MrSID help page.

Download county mosaics

Each link points to a self-extracting zip (.EXE) file. After downloading a zip file, double-click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager. The following files will automatically be extracted:

  • Data files: the image in MrSID format (.sid extension) and its accompanying header file (.sdw extension).
    Naming conventions:
    • Each file is named "fsa_countyname_mosaic_2002".
      For example, the image file covering Brown County is named "fsa_brown_mosaic_2002.sid" and its accompanying header file is named "fsa_brown_mosaic_2002.sdw".
    • When more than one file is needed to cover a county, the "countyname" part of the filename is followed by a letter (n = north, s = south, ne = northeast; nw = northwest).
      For example, the image file covering Blue Earth County is named "fsa_blue-earth_n_mosaic_2002.sid" and its accompanying header file is named "fsa_blue-earth_n_mosaic_2002.sdw".
       
  • Metadata: documentation for the data set. Two records are included:
    • naip02.html: This record, created by MnGeo (formerly LMIC), applies to the entire NAIP 2002 data set. In addition to the HTML format, two other formats (.lgr and .xml) are provided for users who may need to edit the documentation (see the readmeta.txt file included with the download file for more explanation of these formats).
    • fsa_countyname_mosaic_2002.sid.xml:  This record, created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District office, applies to a specific mosaic file. For example, the "fsa_cottonwood_s_mosaic_2002.sid.xml" file contains bounding box coordinates, UTM Zone and photo dates that apply to the Cottonwood County south file not to the whole NAIP 2002 data set.
       
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County Name

Download File Size
(in megabytes)

Photo Dates (2002)

UTM Zone

Blue Earth (North)
Blue Earth (South)

213
162
6/29-7/29 15

Brown

328 6/29-7/1 15

Cottonwood (North)
Cottonwood (South)

190
176
6/29-7/1 15

Dakota

341 7/13-8/9 15

Dodge

226 7/13-8/9 15

Faribault

324 6/29-8/8 15

Fillmore

384 7/30-8/11 15

Freeborn (North)
Freeborn (South)

178
178
7/13-8/8 15

Goodhue

398 7/28-8/11 15

Houston

277 7/30-8/9 15

Jackson (North)
Jackson (South)

187
188
6/9-7/1 15

Le Sueur

244 7/13-7/28 15

Lyon (North)
Lyon (South)

201
203
6/28-6/29 15

Martin (North)
Martin (South)

169
172
6/29-7/1 15

Mower (North)
Mower (South)

 156
154
7/30 15

Murray (North)
Murray (South)

242
187
6/28-7/1 15

Nicollet (North)
Nicollet (South)

155
145
6/29-7/28 15

Nobles (North)
Nobles (South)

166
154
6/28-7/1 15

Olmsted

334 7/28-8/11 15

Pipestone (North)
Pipestone (South)

 109
157
6/28 14

Redwood (Northeast)
Redwood (Northwest)
Redwood (South)

141
137
195
6/29-7/1 15

Rice

249 7/13-8/9 15

Rock

246 6/28 14

Steele

248 7/13-8/9 15

Wabasha

308 7/28-8/11 15

Waseca

263 7/13-8/2 15

Watonwan

249 6/29 15

Winona

405 8/8-8/11 15

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