GlobeXplorer® Adds More Than 30 States of Customized USDA NAIP Aerial Imagery

Walnut Creek, CA (July 17, 2006) – GlobeXplorer recently completed the addition of more than 2,000 counties of USDA National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery in more than 30 states to its existing online archive. The additional images include both urban and rural counties throughout the country.

These natural color aerial orthophoto mosaics were taken mostly in the last two years, with a resolution of mainly one meter with some at two meters. Further additions and updates of NAIP imagery will be regularly added to GlobeXplorer’s archive as they are made available.

The NAIP imagery collection is available from GlobeXplorer in several online formats, including GlobeXplorer’s ImageAtlas Web viewers, ImageBuilder Web services and ImageConnect GIS extensions, as well as on DVD. These methods allow for quick and easy access to NAIP data directly inside the viewing or mapping environment of any user’s preference.

“The USDA has performed an important service in providing this high-quality NAIP data. It is an excellent complement to GlobeXplorer’s industry leading archive of high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery, particularly in rural areas which may have not seen an update in several years,” said Rob Shanks, GlobeXplorer’s CEO. “GlobeXplorer offers easy and inexpensive ways to access USDA’s massive NAIP archive. Our objective is to remove the time and hassle of obtaining and working with imagery.”

Originally shot for agricultural purposes, NAIP imagery has a wide range of applications for land planning, real estate, insurance, construction, forestry, resource management, and general consumer use.

For more information about GlobeXplorer’s selection of USDA NAIP imagery and a map of available counties, see

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