Keith at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority sent me an email (woohoo! I promise not to complain about it anymore!) about the National States Geographic Information Council’s “Imagery For The Nation (PDF)” initiative. The idea is to consolidate all the various ortho-imagery initiatives in the Federal government into one big batch. Then imagery can been taken for the whole US periodically that everyone can use. The eastern US is slated to get one foot data every three years while the rest of the US will get one meter resolution every year. That’s pretty cool stuff. NSGIC is running a survey (in the middle of the page to launch the survey) to see how geospatial professionals might use this data. The survey doesn’t take long and it will help get this initiative off the ground.
Thanks Keith! (Jersey Represent! Sorry, had to give a shout-out for my wife)