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USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Albuquerque, New Mexcio: 13SCV540105_201402_0x1500m_CL_1


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U.S. Geological Survey, and Dennis Sandin, Bohannan Huston, Inc., 2014, USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Albuquerque, New Mexcio: 13SCV540105_201402_0x1500m_CL_1: U.S. Geological Survey: Sioux Falls, SD,,,


"This image tile is part of an orthophotography project covering mostly contiguous areas of interest in and adjacent to the jurisdictional boundary of the Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) in central New Mexico. The project is known as the 2014 Digital Orthophotography project. The project was begun and completed in 2014. The overlapped tiles of orthophotography are images which depict color digital aerial photographs acquired in February of 2014 during leaf-off conditions and in June of 2014 over the mountainous areas to minimize snow cover. Lens and terrain distortion have been removed and tonal differences between adjacent images have been minimized to form a mosaic of the entire project area. The project area includes the [...]


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"The orthophotography is useful as a layer in a Geographic Information System (GIS) or in CAD environments and is intended to aid in planning, digital map revision, position representation, and spatial analysis. It is not intended to furnish measurements accurate enough for engineering design work." 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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