shrug-l: Statewide images

Bret Whiteley bwhiteley at
Thu Mar 20 16:36:37 EDT 2008

Thanks to David for sharing this resource with SHRUG.  I have looked through
the aerials served, and there is some good stuff in here - however, not all
counties have the latest, best resolution available, so just be aware that
better data may be available through respective County Offices - granted
this is probably only for inland Florida counties, and that was not the
point of this image server.


I do have a question/problem that maybe somebody on this list can help with.
The layer check boxes are always grayed out, indicating I am out of the
allowable scale range of the data (unless I zoomed into 1:0.024).  The
visible range cannot be changed through the server, or can it?  The data
displays on-screen without any problem, which is strange because of the
grayed check box! However, when I try and print or export a map using the
aerials, I get a blank page (only overlay vector data displayed).  David,
mentioned (in private email) that he did not have this problem.  I am
wondering what I am overlooking, has anybody else on this list experienced
similar issues?  I am thinking it may have something to do with the Images
being served on a GCS projection, but maybe not.  Incidentally I experience
the same problem when using images sourced from ESRI Geography Network


Any help is greatly appreciated,  




From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Butgereit,
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:19 AM
To: Shrug-L
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Statewide images


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


From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of David Kelly
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:08 AM
To: Shrug-L
Subject: shrug-l: Statewide images


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

 <mailto:kellyd at> kellyd at





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