Digital orthophotography is digital aerial photography that is planimetrically correct: the images show objects on the ground in their true geographic positions. Measurements of distances, angles and areas can be taken directly from the orthophotos. Digital orthophotography is important reference and base data used with Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

2010 LiDAR data is also available from Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) upon request. If you are interested in partnering with MRCOG on orthoimagery or LiDAR acquisition, please email Forest Replogle.

MRCOG also provides these files to New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS) Program so that other GIS professionals can access this valuable data. RGIS is a cooperative program between the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Information Technology Commission and serves as a digital data clearinghouse for geographic information for New Mexico.

An Example of Orthophotography

Download Images

All orthoimagery in this section can be downloaded from the RGIS website managed by the Earth Data Analysis Center at the University of New Mexico.