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Library's Digital Georeferenced Aerial Imagery Collection Has New 2018 Data

March 05, 2019

Natural-color aerial imagery for Moscow, Idaho and Nez Perce County have been added to the Idaho Aerial Imagery Explorer, a digital collection that enables users to explore and download one foot, six-inch and three-inch digital georeferenced aerial imagery. Aerial images are used to study geography, to survey areas of land and even to look at the footprint of your own or your neighbor's backyard.

The data for Moscow, acquired April 19, 2018, was contributed by the City of Moscow and University of Idaho Facilities Services. The data for Nez Perce County, acquired May 28, May 29, and June 02, 2018, were contributed by Nez Perce County GIS. New collections are added to the archive as they are received by the University of Idaho Library. The application uses data from the image web service: Idaho Digital Aerial Imagery Collection GeoService.

Aerial photography is used for many purposes in research, personal and commercial applications.

The design of this application is a joint venture between the University of Idaho Library Data and Digital Services Department and INSIDE Idaho with input from members of the Idaho Imagery Framework Technical Working Group. All application development programming is implemented by Koffi Anderson Koffi, a student at the University of Idaho studying computer science and electrical engineering. All application development uses a combination of HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. The ArcGIS API for JavaScript is used along with the ReactJS Javascript framework.

The University of Idaho Library Data and Digital Services Department welcomes submissions of digital georeferenced aerial imagery to enhance this collection. Contact GIS Librarian, Bruce Godfrey at if you wish to contribute data.

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