GIS Map Gallery: December 2003

Virginia Base Mapping

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Virginia Base Mapping Program

In the spring of 2002, aerial photography was acquired covering all of Virginia. This ambitious project was directed by the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), the state agency tasked with coordination of geographic information. The photographs were scanned and rectified into digital geographic data. Depending on the area, these images have resolutions of 2 foot, 1 foot, or 6 inches. The map above, showing Amelia Wildlife Management Area, was created from 1-foot resolution imagery. The Detailed Area inset [PDF - 1.6 MB] shows some of the features identifiable at this scale, including individual trees and shrubs, cars, and small buildings. Mapping habitat, documenting hunting accidents, and planning facility maintenance are a few of the uses of this valuable aerial photography.

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