National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) Digital Orthorectified Images (DOQ), Minnesota, 2002

This data set of 28 agricultural counties in southern Minnesota contains photographic information obtained for the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) and is comprised of scanned photographs that were acquired with a precision aerial mapping camera at a nominal scale of 1:40,000 on color positive film. Acquisition was leaf-on with mature crops prior to harvest. Images have been orthorectified. NAIP imagery is quarter-quadrangle centered to provide consistent and repeatable coverage.<br/><br/>The original imagery is in GeoTIFF format. A MrSID version is also available, developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District for the USDA - Farm Services Agency. This version has one or several MrSID files per county and was created by mosaicking the quarter-quads together.

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Last Updated May 17, 2018, 10:02
Created May 17, 2018, 10:02
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef June 2002 through August 2002. Each quarter-quadrangle image filename includes the date on which the photo was taken. The metadata records that accompany each MrSID county mosaic file contain a range of dates for that county.
dsModifiedDate 2018-05-17 01:37:30
dsOriginator U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farm Services Agency, Aerial Photography Field Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District
dsPurpose NAIP imagery serves as a base for Farm Service Center GIS applications and is used to administer USDA commodity support programs and conservation planning. The MrSID mosaics were compiled to provide a data format that is highly compressed (20:1) with minimal data loss.

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