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 http://gisservice.mt.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MSDI_Framework and
the US Dept of Agriculture has services with this data and data for other states
Please contact GeoInfo@mt.gov 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.