Spring 2018 aerial photographs are now available from RIGIS as ArcGIS image services and an ArcGIS Online hosted tile layer! Here’s a quick rundown:
- True color
- 3-inch pixel size
- Not orthorectified
- Collected and processed by EagleView under contract to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
- Contributed to RIGIS by RIDOT, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Enhanced 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System, and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
Esri ArcGIS Server Image Services (a.k.a. “Imagery Layers” according to ArcGIS Online) directly hosted by the URI Environmental Data Center are available in two different coordinate systems.
Web Mercator WGS 84 Meters:
Rhode Island State Plane NAD 83 U.S. Survey Feet:
There is also an ArcGIS Online Hosted Tile Layer is exclusively available in Web Mercator WGS 84 Meters:
This is the first of nine orthophoto acquisitions under this contract that are planned for calendar years 2018, 2019, and 2020 in spring (leaf-off), summer (leaf-on) and fall/winter (leaf-off).
More details are forthcoming after the documentation (metadata) is squared away. Individual image tiles will also be made available for traditional download via RIGIS after the metadata record has been completed. Keep an eye on this blog or the RIGIS-L email listserv for future announcements.
Interested in learning more? Consider attending the Rhode Island Pictometry User Group coming up at Rhode Island College on December 19, 2018. More information, including registration information for this free event, is available from EagleView.