2005 National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)
USDA-FSA Aerial Photography Field Office
Mississippi Compressed County Mosaics

The U S Department of Agriculture - Farm Services Agency (USDA-FSA) NAIP program is designed to acquire natural color digital ortho imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S. This NAIP product provides 2 meter ground sample distance (GSD) ortho imagery rectified to a horizontal accuracy of within +/- 10 meters of reference digital ortho quarter quads (DOQQ's) from the National Digital Ortho Program (NDOP). The tiling format of NAIP imagery is based on a 3.75' x 3.75' quarter quadrangle with a 300 meter buffer on all four sides. NAIP quarter quads are formatted to the UTM coordinate system using NAD83 Zones 15 (west) and 16 (east). NAIP imagery may contain as much as 10% cloud cover per tile. This file was generated by compressing NAIP quarter quadrangle tiles that cover a county. MrSID compression, with mosaic option, was used. Target values for the compression ratio are 15:1.
For further information concerning the NAIP and other products from the USDA –APFO, visit www.apfo.usda.gov

NAIP imagery may be distributed on an interim basis to meet USDA program requirements. The interim product is a compressed county mosaic image file. Users should be aware that the interim compressed county mosaic may contain defects and have horizontal accuracy less than the specified tolerances. Defective imagery may be replaced within one year of image acquisition date. .

Shapefile of Imagery Dates by Quad: Photo dates
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Map of Photo Dates Map

Filenames: (County files average 125 MB)
<countyname>.sid – County mosaic image
<countyname>.sdw – Mosaic world reference file
<countyname>.met – FGDC Metadata for the county in .txt format
<countyname>.txt – MrSID Compression information
<countyname>.aux – Mosaic auxiliary file.

Delivery Options:

  1. Download the county files from the links: North Central South

  2. Order individual counties or several counties via CD. Maximum order is 15 counties.

  3. Order a region on DVD (North, Central, and South). Index Map
    To receive, please send request with a DVD-R for each region to:

    Steve Walker, Suite 717
    3825 Ridgewood Rd
    Jackson, MS 39211

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