Statewide Orthoimagery Program Update

Statewide Orthoimagery Program Update
The Statewide Orthoimagery Program has become a great example of collaboration among state and local stakeholders yielding a product that is important for 911 emergency response and many other critical purposes. Flights will begin next month for the fourth and final phase of the current orthoimagery update cycle funded by the NC 911 Board. The Board has asked the Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA), on behalf of the state project team, to submit a proposal for the next four-year cycle covering 2016-19. The proposal will be presented to the NC 911 Board at its monthly meeting on February 27.

The project team will continue to be led by CGIA, NC Department of Transportation-Photogrammetry Unit, NC Department of Public Safety-Geodetic Survey, and the Secretary of State-Land Records Management Program. Specifications for the next four-year cycle will remain the same as the current cycle with delivery of a 6-inch, true color orthoimagery product to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The phases will be sequenced according to the same four geographic areas covered in the current cycle.

Feel free to follow up with either Tim Johnson tim.johnson@nc.gov or Darrin Smith darrin.smith@nc.gov of CGIA if you have questions or thoughts to share.

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