Aerial Photography of Minnesota: 2010

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency

Digital aerial photography was collected for the entire State of Minnesota during Summer and Fall 2010, as part of the Farm Service Agency's National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP).  Due to the late and unanticipated announcement of this NAIP flight, the state did not partner with FSA on this project.

Specifications for Natural Color County Mosaics

  • Statewide; 1-meter resolution; MrSID format
  • Digital with three bands:  red, green, blue (natural color)
  • Orthorectification using ground control (absolute accuracy)
  • Status maps for areas covered, inspection status, and contractor
  • A seamline shapefile identifies the actual area of each photo used in the orthoimagery and documents the date the photo was flown.
  • Documentation

View/Download Natural Color County Mosaics

  • MnGeo's website
    • WMS service: View without downloading
    • Download county mosaics
    • NorthStar Mapper (online map of Minnesota)
      Choose “Statewide Air Photos 2010” from the “Air Photos and Basemaps” menu.
  • NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway:  The site provides step-by-step instructions to download the county mosaics.

Project Contact

Chris Cialek, Manager
Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse

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