This project is part of the ongoing effort to maintain and update Indiana's orthophotography. The 3-year project to acquire 1-foot resolution imagery for the entire state has been the result of cooperation between State, local, and federal agencies, as well as universities and nonprofit organizations.
For this project, Indiana has been divided up into three acquisition areas: center (2011), east (2012), and west (2013). A Request for Proposal was release in May 2010 for the center column, and the contract awarded to Woolpert.
In 2011 twenty-eight Counties in the center column of Indiana were captured by Woolpert. Six of these Counties elected to buy-up to 6-inch imagery. Woolpert also acquired and delivered to the State of Indiana 1.5 meter nominal-post-spacing LiDAR from which they also created a 5-foot pixel bare-earth hydro-flattened Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for the same area.
The 2011 imagery has been published to the IndianaMap, and the Indiana Spatial Data Portal, where it can be viewed, downloaded, and accessed as a web service. The data is also available to IGIC corporate and institutional members who would like to check out a hard drive. Contact Phil Worrall at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
You can get status updates on data acquisition and processing for the 2011-13 counties at www.indianaimagery.com or download a progress map.
Keep abreast of the latest work on the program by visiting the Orthophotography Workgroup webpages.