New 2018-2019 NAIP Aerial Imagery Now Available

Natural Color preview of Galveston Island Color infra red of Galveston Island
Galveston Island, SCALE 1:32,000, December 4, 2018

High resolution 60-cm (2-foot) aerial imagery are now available statewide from TNRIS. This orthoimagery dataset was acquired by the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) during the 2018 agricultural growing season and through the winter and spring of 2019 (May 2018 - April 2019), resulting in a mix of leaf-on/leaf-off conditions statewide in Texas. The entire dataset is available at 60-cm (2-foot) pixel resolution. This pixel resolution allows the user to identify features on the ground such as sheds, helipad markings, driveways, car ports, medians, and bike lanes. The entire dataset is available as a 4-band (RGBIR) product which allows the user to display the imagery in natural color (RGB) or color infrared (IRRG).

The 2018-19 NAIP dataset does NOT included compressed county mosaics (CCMs) as they were not funded by the program this time.

NAIP is administered by the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) through the Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The program was established to support FSA's strategic goals centered on agricultural production. NAIP imagery are used for a wide variety of purposes throughout the state including land use planning, natural resource assessment, energy production, transportation, emergency management, ecology, air quality monitoring, etc.

NAIP acquisitions in Texas are contracted based on available funding and the FSA imagery acquisition cycle. Since 2008, NAIP statewide imagery have been acquired for Texas on a 2-year cycle. This refresh rate allows the user to conduct change detection studies that can be used to monitor climate patterns such as drought or to show the rate of manmade growth on the fringes of urban development.

Note: Per FSA, full coverage along the TX/MX border is not available in some areas and some DOQQ tiles contain black no data areas along the TX/MX border. Cities such as Brownsville, Pharr, south McAllen, Mission, Rio Grande City, and Eagle Pass are NOT available.

Data Access

The GeoTIFFs and JPEG2000 images are in the public domain. The JPEG2000s are available for direct download from the DataHub.

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Acquisition Areas

The NAIP 2018-2019 has statewide coverage: Statewide mosaic of 2018-2019 NAIP imagery


Products

  • GeoTIFF and JPEG2000 DOQQ (~16 sq. mi.) image tiles
  • Index SHP
  • Metadata TXTs per image tile

Product Specification

USGS Quarter Quad Breakdown

  • 60cm (~2-foot) pixel resolution! HIGHER RESOLUTION THAN PREVIOUS 1-METER NAIP DATASETS.
  • 4-band, natural color and color infrared
  • UTM Zones 13, 14, and 15; NAD83 coordinate system
  • Units in meters
  • DOQQ (approx. 16 sq. mi.) image tiles, 1/4th USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle

Compare the 2018 60CM imagery to 2016 1M imagery below

2018 60CM NAIP imagery 2016 1M NAIP Imagery
Comparison of new 60-cm NAIP (left) with previous 1-meter NAIP (right). SCALE 1:2,200

Imagery Preview

Oil pads in Irion County | SCALE 1:26,000

Natural Color preview of Irion County Color infra red of Irion County
Oil pads in Irion County, SCALE 1:26,000, October 9, 2018

AIBA in Austin | SCALE 1:2,700

Natural Color preview of AIBA Color infra red of AIBA
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AIBA) in Austin, TX, SCALE 1:2,700, November 1, 2018

Snow in the Davis Mountains | SCALE 1:20,000

Natural Color preview of Davis Mountains Color infra red of Davis Mountains
Snow in the Davis Mountains off Hwy 118, SCALE 1:20,000, December 14, 2018

Neighborhood in Austin, TX | SCALE 1:2,200

Natural Color preview of Neighborhood in Austin Color infra red of Neighborhood Austin
Neighborhood in Austin, TX SCALE 1:2,200, November 3, 2018

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