Digital aerial photography was collected for the entire State of Minnesota during Summer 2008, as part of the Farm Service Agency's National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). The imagery has the following specifications:
Two-thirds of the $1.3 million cost of the 2008 Minnesota NAIP project was covered by federal agencies.
One-third of the cost was provided by the following Minnesota state agencies:
Department of Transportation
Pollution Control Agency
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Agriculture
Department of Health
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Department of Administration (MnGeo, formerly LMIC)
Department of Public Safety
In addition to financial contributions, the Minnesota Department of Transportation supervised ground control target placement -- during Spring 2008, MnDOT and 70 counties that partnered in the project placed over 500 targets around the state. These targets are being used to measure the positional accuracy of the NAIP 2008 aerial imagery across the state.
The Office of Enterprise Technology and MnGeo provided in-kind
contributions of financial and project management, respectively.
Chris Cialek, Manager
Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
Ground control target effort contact
Minnesota Department of Transportation
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