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USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Gloucester County, Virginia: 18SUG705340_201302_0x3000m_4B_1


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U.S. Geological Survey, and Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), 2014, USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Gloucester County, Virginia: 18SUG705340_201302_0x3000m_4B_1: U.S. Geological Survey: Sioux Falls, SD,,,


"In the spring of 2013, the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Virginia Geographic Information Network Division (herein referred to as VGIN) of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) contracted with the Sanborn Map Company to provide aerial data acquisition, ground control, aerial triangulation and development of statewide DTM and digital orthophotography data. The Virginia Base Mapping Program (VBMP) update project is divided into two collection phases: the Eastern half was collected in Spring 2013 and the Western half will be collected in Spring 2015. Ortho products are 1-foot resolution statewide ortho-imagery with upgrades to 6-inch resolution tiles and 3-inch resolution tiles in various regions within the project [...]


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"The collection of aerial photography, update of the DTM surface and production of orthophotography was executed to capture the existing ground conditions at a specific point in time for the purpose of GIS analysis. Orthophotography along with DTM data typically provides an accurate base for digitally representing geographic features upon which a GIS is built. The Virginia Geographic Information Network Division (VGIN) is the lead public agency in the Commonwealth for spatial data and GIS. VGIN's mission is to facilitate the cost-effective development and use of spatial data, GIS, and related technologies in organizations throughout the Commonwealth." A digital orthoimage is a geometrically accurate photographic record of landscape conditions at the time of the corresponding aerial photography. As such, High Resolution Orthoimagery is useful for a variety of applications, such as environmental monitoring, facility engineering/maintenance, city/county planning, property line review, etc. The digital orthoimage can be used alone or as a raster basemap for corresponding vector line mapping. The detailed focus of High Resolution Orthoimagery provides emergency responders critical information in determining the best evacuation routes, alternative routes and safe access to aid. High Resolution Orthoimagery assists law enforcement personnel in determining the best locations to place surveillance cameras in high-traffic urban areas and popular attractions. The data assists Federal, State and local emergency responders in planning for homeland security efforts. This data also supports The National Map.

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