2019 Orthophotography


Statewide, 6 inch, 4 band, tidal coordinated orthoimagery is being collected for Connecticut in the spring of 2019. The joint Connecticut-Massachusetts project is being managed by the United States Geologic Survey (USGS). The Connecticut portion is funded with contributions from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).


The proposed timeline is as follows:

  • Spring 2019: Image acquisition and ground control surveys
  • Summer 2019: image processing by vendor
  • Fall 2019: incremental delivery of imagery and metadata
  • Winter 2019/2020: Final delivery including imagery tiles, town mosaics and metadata


The flight oversight committee members are from OPM, DOT, DESPP, DEEP, CRCOG, MetroCOG and UConn.