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2014 Aerial Imagery Now Available

Include the latest aerial imagery in your custom maps or have us extract the images for your own use

SanGIS has taken delivery of ortho-rectified aerial imagery flown in November 2014 covering the entire County of San Diego. This imagery was acquired through a regional effort in conjunction with SANDAG, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordinating Council (LECC), the Regional Public Safety GIS and all 18 incorporated cities in the County. The regional effort to acquire this imagery had the advantage of spreading the cost among agencies and providing higher resolution imagery County-wide then was captured in 2012. The 2014 imagery is in the public domain and use is not restricted by license limitations. The imagery will also be available through the USGS (see their Maps, Imagery, and Publications website) and available as an image service from SANDAG.

The imagery available is at 30 cm (approximately 1 foot) resolution across the entire county and for a portion of northwestern Baja California, Mexico – primarily the Tijuana area. The data is divided into two sets – the western, urban area, and the eastern, rural, area including Tijuana. See the map below for the approximate boundary of the two data sets.

The 2014 imagery can be used in standard and custom maps made here at SanGIS or you can order a print of just the area you need.

The imagery is also available in its raw form for your use. SanGIS has the raw GeoTIFF tiles and compressed MrSID format. Indexes of the GeoTIFF and MrSID files are available in Shape File format from the Regional Data Warehouse under the GRID category. You can order just the tiles you need, or the entire data set, by contacting SanGIS. See our Services page for ordering information or contact us for details.

Note that the aerial imagery data files can be quite large. Also, extracting individual tiles can be more time intensive than copying the entire dataset. For that reason, the full data set is available for a low fixed cost on a portable hard drive. If you’d like to order the full data set just “Entire County” in the "Other" line in the order form.

2014 Aerial Imagery Data Sets
2014 Aerial Imagery Data Sets