2009 National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)

USDA-FSA Aerial Photography Field Office
1 Meter, Ortho Rectified
Mississippi Compressed County Mosaics


The US 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 1 meter ground sample distance (GSD) ortho imagery rectified to a horizontal accuracy of within +/- 5 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.

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Map of Photo Dates (June – September 09) Map

Filenames:  (County files average 500 MB)
<countyname>09.sid          –    County mosaic image
<countyname>09.sdw        –    Mosaic world reference file
<countyname>09.sid.xml   –   FGDC Metadata in .XML format
<countyname>09.sid.aux.xml   – List of files in the Mosaiced image    
<countyname>09.met         –   FGDC Metadata in txt format
<countyname>09.aux        –   Mosaic auxiliary file
<countyname>09.prj        –     ESRI projection file
<countyname>09.txt         –    FGDC Metadata in txt format


Delivery Options:

  1. Download the county files <countyname>09.zip from the links: Mississippi

  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 42 GB): Send your USB 2.0 or firewire (IEEE 1394 interface) drive to   
    Steve Walker Suite 717
    3825 Ridgewood Rd
    Jackson, MS 39211

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