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Any ideas where I good find aerial photos of lakes? I used to know of a website but have since forgotten it. Thanks

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Here is info from a post a long time ago:

They are very big files, but here they are:

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/naip03mrsid.html

To view them, check out the link below. I use GIS software, so I'm not sure how well the free viewers work. Enjoy!

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/mrsid_help.html

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Thanks - I knew someone on here could come through!

Thanks again

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basser- You'll enjoy the links above. Great detail on the maps!

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Chris

I have had problems with that site before.

When I save it to my Favorites, I cannot get the site to come up. But if I click on your link, it works fine.

I have seen this before. I don't get it.

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You can also try Google maps. They have satelite images of just about anywhere. No special viewers to download.

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I have also used the land management website to download aerial photo's. You can download an entire county, and then open them in the viewer. With the viewer you can create custom maps - I use the GeoExpress Viewer by ILS.

The photo's you get from google are not very high quality and don't show very much detail.

Here is a picture of a lake I was able get using the land management website, and the viewer. Keep in mind this image has been significantly shrunk in order to post it, the original file size was quite a bit larger so I can zoom in on parts of the lake to look at the structure.

Unfortunately for most of the lakes I fish, the maps I get are not nearly as useful. It is usually windy when they take the photo's and you can't see much.

This one is awesome, especially if you compare it to the existing lake maps that exist for it.

Lake.jpg

Can anyone name that lake?

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Quote:

Lake.jpg

Can anyone name that lake?


Big lake beltrami, now what do I win grin.gif

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terraserver images lack the resolution, and they are much older.

The links I posted are 2003 photos. I think the link that Haley posted are 2003 as well.

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Does anyone have a web-site for Canadian aerial photos, specifically northern Ontario?

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Biglakeba$$,

What kind of GIS software do you use? I work in the GIS field. Do you?

Here's another link to some aerials on the LMIC website:

http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/airphoto_usgs.html#high-res

These are NAP (National Map) photos for the USGS. They are 1 foot pixel resolution which is very good for free stuff.

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Far from GIS field of work.

Computer networking....

I use Lizardtech to view the aerials, if thats what you are asking.

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I really like google maps for the ease of use and also the ability to "drag" the image vs reloading everytime you go off the border. Here's an example of Waconia:

waconia.JPG

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