hro image of utah

HRO 2012 Sample

HRO

  • Data Type: GeoTIFF
  • Steward(s): AGRC
  • Web Application: View
  • Abstract: High resolution orthorectified images combine the image characteristics of an aerial photograph with the geometric qualities of a map. An orthoimage is a uniform-scale image where corrections have been made for feature displacement such as building tilt and for scale variations caused by terrain relief, sensor geometry, and camera tilt. A mathematical equation based on ground control points, sensor calibration information, and a digital elevation model is applied to each pixel to rectify the image to obtain the geometric qualities of a map.

Package Contents

The following data is available for download:

AGRC has High Resolution Orthophotography (HRO) 6-inch (12.5 cm) resolution 4-band aerial photography from 2012 for the Wasatch Front. Although the imagery is generically referred to as 6-inch imagery it is actually 12.5 centimeter or 4.92 inch resolution. The imagery in the Uintah Basin is 1-foot resolution. The GeoTIFF images are approximately 175 mb per 2000x2000 meter block. The images have a UTM NAD83 meters projection and are from the spring of 2012. The .XML files contain the metadata for the imagery and CALDATE contains the date the imagery was flown and collected.

The image tile boundaries can be viewed in this HRO2012 Index shapefile. The index also contains the field USNG that corresponds to the image tile names. The HRO2012 Index Map is a map with the image tile boundaries and labels for the image tile names.

The naming convention for the imagery tiles is based off the U.S. National Grid (USNG). Utah is in USNG grid zone 12T and 12S.

To display the 4-band images as a color infrared (CIR) or a false color image in ArcMap, use the Layer Properties->Symbology tab. Change the Red Channel to Band_4, Green to Band_1, and Blue to Band_2. (example below)

RGB

HRO (RGB)

CIR

HRO (CIR)

Related Resources

If you have any trouble contact Rick Kelson at (801-538-3237)

2009 HRO sample

AGRC has High Resolution Orthophotography (HRO) 1-foot (25 cm) resolution color aerial photography from 2009 for the Wasatch Front, Canyonlands National Park, and Moab. Although the imagery is generically referred to as 1-foot imagery it is 25 centimeter or 9.84 inch resolution. The GeoTIFF images are approximately 15 mb per 2000x2000 meter block. The images have a UTM NAD83 meters projection and are from the spring of 2009. The .XML files contain the metadata for the imagery and CALDATE is the date the imagery was flown and collected.

The image tile boundaries can be viewed in this HRO2009 Index shapefile. The naming convention for the imagery tiles is based off the U.S. National Grid (USNG). Utah is in USNG grid zone 12T and 12S.

Related Resources

If you have any trouble contact Rick Kelson at (801-538-3237)

2006 HRO sample

AGRC has High Resolution Ortho-Photography (HRO) 1-foot (25 cm) resolution color aerial photography from 2006 for many areas across the state of Utah. Although the imagery is generically referred to as 1-foot imagery it is 25 centimeter or 9.84 inch resolution. The GeoTIFF images average 50 mb per 4000x4000 meter block. The images have a UTM NAD83 meters projection and are from 2006. Some tiles are incomplete and have black areas as a result of the proximity to the flight boundary. The .XML files contain the metadata for the imagery and CALDATE contains the date the imagery was flown and collected.

The HRO2006 Index shapefile can be used to determine what images to download. The naming convention for the imagery tiles is based off the U.S. National Grid (USNG). Utah is in USNG grid zone 12T and 12S.

Related Resources

If you have any trouble contact Rick Kelson at (801-538-3237)

2006 HRO sample

AGRC has Urban Area Ortho-Imagery (UAO) 1-foot resolution color aerial photography from 2003 for the Wasatch Front north of Utah County.

The UAO Index shapefile can be used to determine what images to download. The images have a UTM NAD83 meters projection and are from 2003. Image flight dates can be found in the .xml file of the associated image tile. The naming convention for the imagery tiles is based off the U.S. National Grid (USNG). Utah is in USNG grid zone 12T and 12S.

Related Resources

If you have any trouble contact Rick Kelson at (801-538-3237)