Natural-Color Aerial Photos of Montana, 2011

U.S. Farm Services Agency –
National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP)

Select the area of the map below for which you want to download photographs. A new map will appear showing the photos you may download.

These photos are in MrSID format and Montana State Plane coordinates, units meters, datum NAD83(HARN).

These data, including infrared data, are available as web services that allow seamless access to imagery of the full state without the need to download individual tiles.  The State Library offers services with these images at and the US Dept of Agriculture has services with this data and data for other states at

Please contact if you have trouble accessing these images. We can send you a few images on a couple of DVDs, or copy a large number of images or the whole state (75 Gb) to your USB external drive for you if you send it to us with return postage.  Data in TIFF format are available from the Farm Services Agency and by request from the State Library. The TIFF images are 4-band images that include a near-infrared band.

The approximate horizontal accuracy of these images is 5 meters.

Users of some software may need .sdw world files to accompany each image to view these images in their correct geographic locations. Click here to download the .sdw files for the entire state.