shrug-l: Statewide images

Butgereit, Richard Richard.Butgereit at
Tue Mar 18 09:18:59 EDT 2008

You have a team of great people in Florida responsible for getting data
collected here into the National Image Mosaic - primarily our USGS
Geospatial Liaison Lou Driber. Lou, Stephen Hodge at FREAC, Charles
Russell at FDOR, Jared Causseaux at FDOT, Steve Dicks at SWFWMD, and
many others have all worked together to get the data to USGS.


USGS and FEMA have done a great job making this service available, but
without these guys pumping data to them, there would be no images for
Florida there!


Richard Butgereit
GIS Administrator

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Office: 850-413-9907


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I thought everyone might be interested in something I discovered doing
some work for FEMA.    After the 2004 hurricanes and Katrina FEMA gave
USGS money to beef up their images served up over the internet.  The
National Image Mosaics covers North America and in particular the
coastal areas.  It looks like all of Florida is covered except for Santa
Rosa County.  The Mosaics has one foot or six inch color photos for many
counties in the state.  


To connect to the Mosaics open ArcMap.


Click the Add Data button and scroll down to GIS Servers.


Open GIS Servers and double click on Add WMS Server.


On the form that pops up type the following URL:


Once the connection is made, add it to your map in ArcMap.


Click the + by the Mosaics to display a list of all the images.


Click on the first image, scroll to the bottom of the list, hold down
the shift key and click on the last image so that all of the images are


Right click on the selected images and select Turn on to turn on all the


Am image of North America should pop up.  Zoom into any coastal area.
It is remarkably fast. I can see individual tree trunks in my yard.


I would not try this with a dialup connection.


David N. Kelly


Forest Resource Consulting


850-668-0094 Fax

850-508-8980 Cell

kellyd at <mailto:kellyd at> <> 



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