Historical Imagery Pilot Project
The North Dakota GIS Technical Committee has developed a Historical Imagery Pilot Project to determine the feasibility and cost of creating one or more statewide and regional aerial imagery datasets that pre-date the 1995-1998 USGS DOQQs. This imagery will be used by multiple state agencies for change detection and change analysis.
The pilot project was begun with data from Burleigh County. The Burleigh County, North Dakota aerial photography was taken July 10, 1957 through October 26, 1957 at a scale of 1:20,000 with a sub-meter resolution. Please note that these photos have been georeferenced with a minimum number of data points. Therefore, there will be horizontal accuracy issues. The photos have not been orthorectified and therefore there will be photo anomalies and mis-matches between adjoining photos. Caution should be exercised if attempting to use this imagery to conduct measurements.
To view this data please visit the REST page.