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2008 Imagery updates from USDA – current status for Kansas.

September 12, 2008

We’ve got a bunch of rural customers.  Folks that don’t have a lot of scratch that have come to rely on the USDA NAIP flights (for better or for worse).  I inquired today with the APFO as to the current state of completion for Kansas.  If you can read a FIPS code (had enough acronyms yet?) then you’ll be happy to know the following are 2008 1m flights have been processed as compressed color mosaics (CCM) for Kansas (State code is 20, btw) –

001, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 31, 33, 35, 37, 43, 45, 47, 57, 59, 73, 77, 79, 83, 87, 91, 95, 97, 99, 103, 107, 111, 121, 125, 131, 133, 139, 151, 155, 173, 177, 185, 191, 205, 207 and 209.

At present, it looks like you have to order direct from APFO if you really really want it.  I did dump this into a spreadsheet for my own use.  If you ask real nice, I might send you a copy.

In related news, I was at the NRCS geospatial data gateway and noticed that NAIP was NOT available for download.  APFO didn’t have a reason when I asked.   I’m hoping this is temporary,  otherwise I’ll just chew on someone else’s bandwidth.

Check it out – the NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway

October 18, 2006

I don’t know where I’ve been that I hadn’t heard about this before. I was flipping through a a Geoworld magazine (the last surviving GIS trade mag as far as I know) when I noticed that the resource of the month was the NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway; implemented by my former employer, the good ol’ USDA. I decided to kick the tires on their service. Read on for my take –