Local High-Resolution Imagery

  1. 3 inch to 1 foot, Ortho-Rectified 3-Band Compressed County Mosaics
  2. 4-Band uncompressed geo-tiffs in tiles for projects since 2013

This data represents the best-available data

Beginning in 2012, local county governments working with MCCRSGIS members and partially funded by MDOT and USGS produced local, high-resolution leaf off (January – March) imagery in a consistent format for their local needs. Dependent on the county, resolution of the imagery was higher in the metro areas than in the rural areas.

Color orthoimagery were produced 8-bit per channel, resulting in 32-bit RGB, .tif/.tfw format with a pixel size of 6in (3 inch, 6 inch or 12 inch - dependent on county). Ortho tiles were generated according to the pre-approved County orthoimagery tile layout, with tiles 5,000' X 5,000'. Orthoimages were compressed on a County basis to .sid/.sdw format at a 20:1 compression ratio to develop an MrSID format mosaic.

These datasets are published in:
NAD 1983 NSRS2007 StatePlane Mississippi West FIPS 2302 or East FIPS 2301 Ft US (dependent on county) with units in feet.

See individual county metadata for details. Sample metadata


Calhoun, Lee, Pontotoc, Lafayette, and Desoto available October 4, 2019.

Update - July 2, 2019: Available Counties by Resolutions Map

Update - March 6, 2018: Available Counties by Projects Map

How to get the data

Download the County Mosaics packets at:

  • County packets are NOW zipped to ease download – These files are several GB in size.
  • The files are named - <County>_HighRes_<Year> .zip
  • Some counties have multiple years of imagery.

******Now Available - 4-Band uncompressed .tiffs******

The 4-Band uncompressed .tiffs are now available via download. The tiffs are organized by year (See attached map).
Metadata and tile layouts are also under the directories below.
Click on applicable year: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |

For special requests, view the tile layout subdirectory and send list of requested tiles via email to Steve Walker at swalker@ihl.state.ms.us.

******Now Available - Color Infrared county files******

Color Infrared county files from this data are now available - using Bands 4,1,2 from the 4-Band tiffs. NAIP 2016 tiffs were used for George, Harrison, Calhoun, Yalobusha, Tate, and Benton. These counties have no 4-Band local high resolution tiffs.

For more information email Steve Walker at swalker@ihl.state.ms.us

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