Aerial Photography Layers for Utah
Google License | (natural color (RGB), ~6″ pixels)
AGRC owns a public sector license to Google’s statewide 6″ aerial photography. Contractors and partners may also qualify. The Google license is for color aerial photography, typically collected within 3 years, from the spring, summer or fall. The imagery is statewide. The resolution is 6 inch or better with a horizontal positional accuracy to achieve or exceed one meter (C90) in most areas without significant vertical relief.
- View initial announcement that Utah Acquires High Resolution Aerial Photography License.
- View Google Imagery License Update March 5th, 2015 announcement for Google imagery service availability.
- Sign up to use the new imagery service and view the Organizational Usage Agreement.
- Find valuable information about using the Google Map Engine Web Mapping Service.
HRO | (natural color (RGB) and/or false color (CIR), ~1′ or ~6″ pixels)
High Resolutaion Orthophotography is color aerial photography typically collected every 2 or 3 years in the spring or fall for select areas in Utah. The resolution is 1 foot or better with a horizontal positional accuracy of +- 75cm for 2006 and 2009 and +- 37.5cm for 2012 imagery. The 2003 Urban Area Orthoimagery (UAO) is considered part of the HRO collection. Currently there is HRO imagery from 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012.
NAIP | (natural color (RGB) and/or false color (CIR), ~1 meter pixels)
National Agricultural Imagery Program is color aerial photography typically collected ever 2 or 3 years in the middle of the summer. Starting in 2006 the acquisitions have been statewide. The resolution is usually 1 meter with a horizontal positional accuracy of 5 meters. In addition to the 3-band Red Green Blue (RGB) color imagery, there is a color-infrared dataset from 2006, and a 3-band and 4-band dataset from 2009. The 2011 dataset is 4-band for the TIFF images and 3-band for the county moasics. The 2014 dataset is 3-band with separate single band image tiles for the 4th band for the TIFF images, the county moasics are 3-band. Currently there is NAIP imagery from 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2014.
DOQ | (black & white, ~1 meter pixels)
Digital Orthophoto Quads are typically Black and White aerial photos with a 1 meter resolution. In some cases the DOQs are .5 meter, color or 4-band. The boundaries of the imagery tiles correspond to the boundaries of 1:24,000 USGS topographic maps. The 1990′s collection is statewide.
DOQ Orthophotography Interactive Map
Mid 1990′s 1 Meter Orthophotography
2003 1 Meter Color DOQs (Beaver and Iron Co Only)
1977 1 Meter DOQs (Salt Lake County Only)
1936-1952 Soil Conservation Service (SCS) photomaps
* All aerial photography from AGRC has a UTM NAD83 zone 12 north meters projection
* If you are having problems with the imagery from AGRC take a look at this document