Data Categories:Imagery & Land Cover
Data Source:National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, US Geological Survey
Update Fequency:None Planned
This data layer is 2004 spring orthophotography. It originated from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and covers the Minneapolis-St. Paul area at a 0.3 meter resolution. Orthophotography is extremely useful for determining land use and land cover. As a result of this, it can provide important context for specific locations and other spatial data. If multiple years are available, it can also be used to identify changes that take place on the landscape.