NAIP 2003-04 Air Photo County Mosaics

Minnesota, MrSID County Files

NAIP photo of portion of Houston County NAIP 2003 image of a portion of Houston County,
southeastern Minnesota.

Click photo to see larger image (79K, JPG).

From links in the table below, download county mosaics of NAIP 2003 (National Agricultural Imagery Program) aerial photography in MrSID format. The mosaics were created for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency compliance program. Note: some parts of the state, primarily areas in Lake and Cook counties, could not be photographed in 2003 due to poor weather conditions or other factors -- nearly all of these areas were filled in 2004. See a list or map of the missing areas.


Final product

All of the MrSID county files are the final version. The final version corrects most of the color and tonal differences between the individual scanned images that were apparent in the interim version.

For more information, see:


Download county mosaics

Each link points to a zip file that covers one county.

  • 2003 files: The naming convention for the download file is:  "naip03_county name.zip" (for example, Todd County is "naip03_todd.zip").
  • 2003-04 files: The naming convention for the download file is:  "naip03-04_county name.zip" (for example, Carlton County is "naip03-04_carlton.zip").

Unzip the download file to extract the following files:

  • Data files: the image in MrSID format (.sid extension), its accompanying header file (.sdw extension) and a processing file created by the MrSID software.
    Naming convention:
    • For 2003, each file is named "ortho_e1-1_mncounty code",
      where "county code" is the last three digits of the FIPS county number.
      For example, the files covering Washington County are:
      • "ortho_e1-1_mn163.sid" -- the image file;
      • "ortho_e1-1_mn163.sdw" -- the header file;
      • "ortho_e1-1_mn163.txt" -- the processing file;
      • "ortho_e1-1_mn163.aux" -- the auxiliary file that holds projection information.
        Note:  you can also get the .aux files for all counties by downloading the naip2003_aux.exe file (a self-extracting zip file).
    • For 2003-04, the naming convention is usually "naip_1-1_1n_mncounty code_2003_2". The MrSID file is also accompanied by a shapefile of polygons showing the outlines of the quarter-quad files used to create the MrSID mosaic.
       
  • Metadata: documentation for the data set:
    • naip03.html or naip03-04.html: These records, created by LMIC from information supplied by FSA, apply to the entire NAIP 2003 or 2003-04 datasets. 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 metadata, one file per county. For 2003, these files have an .fgdc.txt extension and contain the dates that each original quarter-quadrangle photo was flown. For 2004, the file extension is .met and the dates are in the accompanying shapefile.
      Note:  you can also get the metadata files for all 2003 counties by downloading the
      naip03_fsameta.exe file (a self-extracting zip file).
       
  • NOTICE.RTF and NOTICE.TXT: LMIC's (MnGeo's) standard distribution liability statement.
     

Not sure which county your city or township is in? Use our city/county search page to find out.

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County Name

Year of Imagery

Download File Size
(in megabytes)

UTM Zone
  Aitkin

2003-04

434 15
  Anoka 2003 147 15
  Becker 2003 301 15
  Beltrami (north half)
  Beltrami (south half)
2003 358
345
15
15
  Benton 2003 128 15
  Big Stone 2003 151 14
  Blue Earth 2003 182 15
  Brown 2003-04 161 15
  Carlton 2003-04 205 15
  Carver 2003 120 15
  Cass (north half)
  Cass (south half)
2003 301
323
15
15
  Chippewa 2003 168 15
  Chisago 2003 135 15
  Clay 2003-04 216 14
  Clearwater 2003 253 15
  Cook 2003-04 374 15
  Cottonwood 2003-04 152 15
  Crow Wing 2003 282 15
  Dakota 2003 158 15
  Dodge 2003 107 15
  Douglas 2003 194 15
  Faribault 2003 183 15
  Fillmore 2003 194 15
  Freeborn 2003 172 15
  Goodhue 2003 212 15
  Grant 2003 164 14
  Hennepin 2003 171 15
  Houston 2003 157 15
  Hubbard 2003 269 15
  Isanti 2003 136 15
  Itasca (north half)
  Itasca (south half)
2003-04
2003
416
210
15
15
  Jackson 2003-04 157 15
  Kanabec 2003-04 156 15
  Kandiyohi 2003 224 15
  Kittson 2003 227 14
  Koochiching 2003 670 15

  Lac Qui Parle

2003 199 14
  Lake 2003-04 543 15
  Lake of the Woods 2003 373 15
  Le Sueur 2003 146 15
  Lincoln 2003 148 14
  Lyon 2003 189 15
  Mahnomen 2003 164 15
  Marshall 2003 415 14
  Martin 2003 178 15
  McLeod 2003 142 15
  Meeker 2003 163 15
  Mille Lacs 2003 (waiting for final 2004) 187 15
  Morrison 2003-04 308 15
  Mower 2003 177 15
  Murray 2003 173 15
  Nicollet 2003 142 15

  Nobles

2003 190 15
  Norman 2003 217 14
  Olmsted 2003 170 15
  Otter Tail 2003 441 15
  Pennington 2003 194 14

  Pine

2003 351 15
  Pipestone 2003 115 14
  Polk 2003 463 14
  Pope 2003 173 15
  Ramsey 2003 71 15
  Red Lake 2003 132 14
  Redwood 2003-04 222 15
  Renville 2003-04 236 15
  Rice 2003 136 15
  Rock 2003 130 14
  Roseau 2003 349 15
  Scott 2003 124 15
  Sherburne 2003 147 15
  Sibley 2003 173 15
  Stearns 2003 306 15
  Steele 2003 109 15
  Stevens 2003 145 14

  St. Louis (north third)
  St. Louis (central third)
  St. Louis (south third)

2003-04 425
496
447
15
15
15
  Swift 2003 216 15
  Todd 2003 250 15
  Traverse 2003 169 14
  Wabasha 2003 157 15
  Wadena 2003 166 15
  Waseca 2003 108 15
  Washington 2003 133 15
  Watonwan 2003-04 120 15
  Wilkin 2003 201 14
  Winona 2003 169 15
  Wright 2003 188 15
  Yellow Medicine 2003 225 15

 

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