This from the North Dakota State GIS Coordinator, the 2005 NAIP county mosaic color aerial photo data is now available for download from the GIS Hub file server. These data are 1-meter and compressed (15:1) MrSID files and are very large. The files files are of type .sid, .aux, .sdw, .txt, .xml and placed the zip(s) into their appropriate directories. Some of the larger counties were split into multiple files to avoid a file size download limit. In those directories, for example Morton County, there are multiple ZIP files ending in a number. Please view the ‘README_File_Joining.txt’ in these directories for instructions on how to use the included utility software to combine the multiple ZIP files into a single ZIP on your PC. To access the data visit http://www.nd.gov/gis/mapsdata/download/ and click on the ‘NAIP Aerial Photography’ link. As soon as they are available, 2005 NAIP quads will be available and a statewide mosaic will be made available on the GIS Hub database.
Archives for September 6, 2006
According to the most recent news update over at the DRG ransom project, the uploading of the DRGs to the Internet ARchive server should commence soon. According to the author (Jared) they will hopefully be available soon. From http://ransom.redjar.org/ … “The hard drive full of maps arrived at the Internet Archive today. The maps have already been transferred to a temporary staging server. We hope to make them available for download with a very minimal web front-end soon”. Note, once completed the DRGs that the GIS community reimbursed Jared some $1600+ for will be freely accessible to all via the Internet Archive. More on this effort can be found at the Libre Map Project – http://libre.redjar.org/maps/ and the Internet archive can be found at http://www.archive.org/. Does anyone have any more info or background about the Internet Archive org? I’d love to hear some comments on this movement.