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National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)

Last update · 2021

Category: Aerial photography Data Type: Aerial photography Stewards: UGRC & U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) , opens in a new tab collects aerial photography every 2 or 3 years in the middle of the summer. Starting in 2006 the acquisitions have been statewide. The resolution is usually 1 meter with a horizontal positional accuracy of -/+ 5 meters. The 2018 and newer imagery is .6 meter (60 centimeter) resolution with a horizontal positional accuracy of -/+ 4 meters. In addition to the 3-band RGB color imagery, there is color-infrared imagery for most years. Currently there is NAIP imagery from 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2021. Utah is scheduled to be recollected in 2024.

Although the NAIP imagery collection is typically 4-band imagery, we have separated the Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) bands from the Infrared band to support most software platforms. To merge the RGB images with the single infrared band to create a 4-band image you can use the ArcGIS Composite Bands (Data Management) tool, the Image Analysis window to add a Function Chain, or create a Reference Mosaic. 3-band Mr. Sid county mosaics are also available.

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A closer look

All NAIP imagery has a UTM NAD83 Zone 12 North meters projection.

For more information about the history of the NAIP collections take a look at this Map Tour , opens in a new tab from the USDA or visit their NAIP GeoHub , opens in a new tab . A 4-band imagery service of the most current NAIP imagery for all the states in the U.S. is also available from USDA. The USDA NAIP GIS Service URL is , opens in a new tab .

Finding flight dates

The date the photography was flown for the year of interest can be found in the list below.


2018, 2016, 2014





  • Within the IDAT field of the compressed county mosaic index downloaded from the Raster app.


  • Within the .txt file of county mosaic downloaded from the Raster app.

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