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Imagery and Base Maps

Digital Orthophotography

     name    description type metadata download
1997 RIDOT 1:5,000 Digital Orthophotography Digital statewide aerial photography from April 1997 with a 2 foot pixel resolution. These data are available for download in both MrSID and GeoTIFF formats.
2002 USGS True Color Orthophotography Digital aerial photography from April 2002 of northeastern Rhode Island. These data are available for download in MrSID format.
2003 USDA-FSA National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) 1:12,000 digital true color orthophotography Digital statewide aerial photography from Summer 2003 with a 1 meter pixel resolution, excluding Block Island. These data are available for download in both MrSID and GeoTIFF formats.
2003-2004 RIDOT 1:5,000 Digital True Color Orthophotography Digital statewide aerial orthophotography from Spring 2003 and 2004 with a 2 foot pixel resolution.

These data are available for download in both MrSID and GeoTIFF formats.

2006 NBNERR, Save The Bay, and URI 1:12,000 Digital True Color Orthophotography Digital aerial orthophotography of Narragansett Bay and Block Island. Flown August 2006, these feature a 1.5 ft (~0.5 m) pixel resolution. These data are available for download in both MrSID and GeoTIFF formats.
2011 RIDEM Digital True Color Orthophotography Digital statewide orthophotography. Flown Spring 2011, 4-band multispectral, 6 in pixel resolution. These data are available for download in both JPEG2000 and GeoTIFF formats.
2012 Rhode Island Eelgrass Mapping Task Force Orthophotography Digital orthophotography of Narragansett Bay, coastal waters, and some inland areas. Flown June 2012, 4-band multispectral, 0.5 m pixel resolution. These data are available for download in both JPEG2000 and GeoTIFF formats.

Georeferenced Aerial Photography

     name    description type metadata download
2008 Digital Aerial Photography (Pictometric Licensed Images) Pictometry International collected statewide aerial photographs of Rhode Island in Spring 2008. These data are licensed by Pictometry for use by the Rhode Island Enhanced 911 Uniform Emergency Telephone System (RI E911) and RI E911 sublicensees. These data are not distributed by RIGIS. However they are available for viewing via an online map service.

Non-georeferenced Aerial Photography

     name    description type metadata download
1939 Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in MrSid format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images. Clickable image maps:
Northern RI
Southern RI
Eastern RI
1951-1952 Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in MrSid format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images. Clickable image maps:
Northern RI
Southern RI
1962 Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in MrSid format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images.

Clickable image maps:
Northern RI
Southern RI

1972 Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in MrSid format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images.

Clickable image maps:
Northern RI
Southern RI
Eastern RI
Western RI

1976 Digital Aerial Photography Scanned historical images of statewide aerial photography from 1976 in a MrSid compressed format. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images.

Clickable image map: RI

1981 Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in MrSid format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images.

Clickable image map: RI

1988 Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in MrSid format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images.

Clickable image map: RI

1992 Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in MrSid format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images.

Clickable image maps:
Northern RI
Southern RI
Eastern RI
Central RI

2008 RIDEM Digital Aerial Photography Black and white images in JPEG2000 format scanned from contact prints. Images are non-orthocorrected, non-georegistered. Please note: specialized software is required to view these images. Download Data

Georeferenced Map Images

     name    description type metadata download
1962 Georeferenced Historical Land-Cover Maps TIFF images of scanned, georeferenced historical maps of land-cover for the State of Rhode Island derived from 1962 aerial photographs. These data are available for download in GeoTIFF format.
NOAA Raster Navigational Charts TIFF Image Files of NOAA Raster Navigational Charts for Narragansett Bay and Coastal Rhode Island. These data are available for download in GeoTIFF format.
thumbnail - click for larger image USGS 7.5 Minute Topo Maps TIFF images of scanned 7.5 minute USGS topo quadrangles including all collar information These data are available for download in GeoTIFF format.
thumbnail - click for larger image USGS 7.5 Minute Topo Maps (Collarless) TIFF images of scanned 7.5 minute USGS topo quadrangle. Clipped to quad neatline and contain no collar information. These data are available for download in GeoTIFF format.