2016 Smith County Aerial Imagery Now Available

Natural Color preview of hideaway lakes Color infra red of Hideaway Lakes
Hideaway Lakes SCALE 1:2000

High resolution 6-inch aerial imagery are now available from TNRIS for Smith County, including Lake Palestine. Four local entities contributed funds to collect the new imagery.

  • City of Tyler
  • Smith County
  • Smith County 9-1-1 District
  • Smith County Appraisal District

Surdex Corp. was selected under the High Priority Imagery and Data Sets (HPIDS) state contract as the orthoimagery data provider. The TNRIS Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap) administered the project providing coordination and project management services. TNRIS also performed QA/QC for the project which included inspection of interim and final orthoimagery products.

The new orthoimagery are used for city engineering and planning, 9-1-1 database updates and general mapping, appraisal district valuations, infrastructure mapping, and other applications.

The new orthoimagery were acquired in early January 2016 during leaf-off conditions. Leaf-off imagery allows the user to identify more on-the-ground features underneath deciduous tree cover than imagery acquired during the full leaf-out season. The difference between deciduous and evergreen vegetation species is easier to identify in imagery acquired during the leaf-off period.

Data Access

The orthoimagery files (GeoTIFF, JPEG2000) are in the public domain. The JPEG2000s are available for direct download.

Browse, download, order, and inquire about data within the DataHub.

## Acquisition Areas View coverage areas in the interactive map below:


  • GeoTIFF and JPEG2000 DO4Q (~1 sq. mi.) image tiles
  • JPEG2000 compressed county mosaic
  • Tile index shp
  • Seamline shp
  • Metadata xmls per image tile

Product Specification

USGS Quarter Quad Breakdown

  • 6-inch pixel resolution
  • 4-band, natural color and color infrared
  • StatePlane TX North Central 4202 NAD83 coordinate system
  • Units in feet
  • DO4Q (approx. 1 sq. mi.) image tiles, 1/64th USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle

Preview of Change 2014 - 2016

Sabine River normal conditions in 2014 Sabine River Flood stage in 2016
Normal conditions in 2014 vs. Sabine River in flood stage in 2016, SCALE 1:13000
School Redevelopment 2014 School Redevelopment 2016
School redevelopment 2014 vs. 2016, SCALE 1:1500

Imagery Preview

Natural Color preview of Tyler Rose Garden Color Infrared preview of Tyler Rose Garden
Tyler Rose Garden in Tyler, TX, SCALE 1:800
Natural Color preview of pine plantation Color Infrared preview of pine plantation
Pine plantation in Smith County, SCALE 1:1800
Natural Color preview of The Village shopping center Color Infrared preview of The Village shopping center
The Village shopping center in Tyler, TX, SCALE 1:2300

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