The US Department of Agriculture has released natural color, 1-meter resolution imagery for the state of Montana. The imagery was acquired during the summer of 2011 through a partnership of federal and state agencies. Previous statewide NAIP products were created in 2009 and 2005. The NAIP imagery will find many uses in our work, especially river studies that require up-to-date images of the floodplain. This year’s runoff season makes the imagery particularly valuable as communities assess property damage from flooding and channel migration.
By Tony Thatcher on December 1, 2011 in cartography