MS GIS Council

2006 – Two Foot Compressed County Mosaics

The MS Coordinating Council for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (MCCRSGIS) has developed statewide coverage of natural color digital ortho-imagery. This ortho-imagery is composed of 24 bit natural color digital orthos at a scale of 1 to 400 with a 2 foot ground sample distance (GSD) for the project area. The SID images were created using a 20:1 compression ratio.

The acquisition and production of natural color digital orthoimagery is delivered by county. The imagery may be used for cadastral or infrastructure mapping purposes.

Please see the detailed metadata.  

For further information concerning the two foot data and other MCCRSGIS projects visit

Filenames:  (County files average 900 MB)
<countyname>.sid   –   County mosaic image
<countyname>.sdw –   Mosaic world reference file
<countyname>.xml –   ESRI Metadata file and projection information
<countyname>.aux –   Mosaic auxiliary file.

Delivery Options:

  1. If you have a high speed internet connection, you may download the county files <countyname> from the links:

  2. Order county(ies) by DVD - Maximum 4 counties/DVD. Max 12 counties per DVD. Larger orders will only be provided via external hard drive.
    Send blank DVDs to address below:

  3. Entire state on your external hard drive (Around 72 GB): Send your USB 2.0 or firewire (IEEE 1394 interface) drive to   
    Steve Walker Suite 717
    3825 Ridgewood Rd
    Jackson, MS 39211

Due to file sizes, customized area requests should be made to:

To receive customized data, please send request with a DVD-R or hard drive to:
Steve Walker, Suite 717
3825 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS 39211

We will not process the order until the DVD(s)/drive is (are) received.