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USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Columbus County, North Carolina: 17SQU320025_201302_0x1500m_CL_1


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U.S. Geological Survey, and North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 2014, USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Columbus County, North Carolina: 17SQU320025_201302_0x1500m_CL_1: U.S. Geological Survey: Sioux Falls, SD,,,


"Orthoimagery in Sampson County, North Carolina captured during leaf-off conditions in early 2013, 6-inch ground resolution, is a public resource provided by North Carolina's Statewide Orthoimagery Program, supported by the NC 911 Board. The state program includes orthoimagery acquired in 2013 and published for 25 counties in the eastern piedmont region of North Carolina. The NC 911 Board funded the 2012 and 2013 acquisition as well as the statewide collection in 2010. The 2013 project is consistent with the Business Plan for Orthoimagery in North Carolina ( that recommends acquisition of one-fourth of the state (or 25 counties) per year in a four-year cycle. [...]


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"This dataset was generated to provide a consistent reference map for base mapping and display in emergency 911 operations and GIS applications." 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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