At the beginning of 2015, a coalition of state, regional, and local government agencies purchased a license to Google’s high resolution (6 inch pixels) aerial photography. Read the original post about the acquisition. The license will allow Utah’s cities, counties, special districts, state agencies, K12/Higher ed, and tribes to use this imagery in web and desktop mapping applications as a streaming web service or, where needed, on premise from downloaded local files. Also included is use by contractors and formal partners of the immediate licensees.
The imagery web services will be hosted in Google’s cloud and delivered via
WTMS Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards via AGRC’s cloud-based server Discover. The original
.jp2 imagery tiles can be downloaded or obtainable from AGRC who has a master set of the raw imagery files.
Sign Up Information
- View Using Utah’s Google Imagery License to learn about the sign up process for Utah’s license to use Google’s 6” imagery services.
- Find valuable information about Using the Google Imagery Service.
- After reading the sign up and valuable information above, you’ll need to complete the Organizational Usage Agreement.
Archive news and updates:
- View initial announcement Utah Acquires High Resolution Aerial Photography License.
- Using Utah’s Google Imagery License (March 5th, 2015)
- Google Imagery (Update, July 2015)
- Google Imagery (Update, November 2015)
- Video Google Imagery LicenseTown Hall meeting presents background on the license, GIS and developer user info, and a look forward at future options.
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