USGS Imagery Only Base Map Service from The National Map

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

USGS Imagery Only is a tile cache base map service of orthoimagery in The National Map visible to the 1:9,028 zoom scale. Orthoimagery data is typically high resolution aerial images that combine the visual attributes of an aerial photograph with the spatial accuracy and reliability of a planimetric map. USGS digital orthoimage resolution may vary from 6 inches to 1 meter. In the former resolution, every pixel in an orthoimage covers a six inch square of the earth's surface, while in the latter resolution, one meter square is represented by each pixel. Blue Marble: Next Generation and Landsat imagery data sources are displayed at small to medium scales, however, the majority of the imagery service source is from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) for the conterminous United States. The data is 1 meter pixel resolution collected with "leaf-on" conditions. Collection of NAIP imagery is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA). In areas where NAIP data is not available, other imagery may be acquired through partnerships by the USGS. For Alaska, 10-meter resolution SPOT imagery is provided for viewing. The National Map download client allows free downloads of public domain, 1-meter resolution orthoimagery in JPEG 2000 (jp2) format for the conterminous United States. However, the 10-meter Alaska orthoimagery data will not be available for direct download from the National Map due to license restrictions. For additional information on orthoimagery, go to https://nationalmap.gov/ortho.html.

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Dates

Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from USGS Cached Base Map Services from The National Map

Graphic Preview

Browse graphic showing US representation at small scale.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 71.5
Bbox South Lat 17.625
Bbox West Long -179.1666667
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Browse graphic showing US representation at small scale.
Graphic Preview File https://thor-f5.er.usgs.gov/ngtoc/metadata/waf/services/base_maps/browse/basemap-imagery-only.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Licence Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a U.S. Geological Survey server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2008-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2016-01-01

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