New 2017 Brazos County Aerial Imagery Now Available

Natural Color preview of Tamu Infra Red preview TAMU
Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, SCALE 1:1,500

High resolution 6-inch aerial imagery are now available from TNRIS for Brazos County and portions of Burleson, Robertson, and Grimes counties. Six local entities contributed funds to collect the new imagery.

  • Brazos Central Appraisal District
  • Brazos County Emergency Communications District 9-1-1
  • City of Bryan
  • City of College Station
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Municipal Power Agency

Surdex Corporation was selected under the Strategic Mapping (StratMap) state contract as the orthoimagery data provider. The TNRIS StratMap Program 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, appraisal district valuations, university facilities management, infrastructure mapping, and other applications.

The new orthoimagery were acquired in early January 2017 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 full leaf-out. Further, the difference between deciduous and evergreen vegetation 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
  • 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 Central 4203 NAD83 coordinate system
  • Units in feet
  • DO4Q (approx. 1 sq. mi.) image tiles, 1/64th USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle

Imagery Preview

Natural Color preview of Agriculture along the Brazos River Infra Red preview of Agriculture along the Brazos River
Agriculture along the Brazos River, SCALE 1:11,200
Natural Color preview of Trailer Park in Bryan Infra Red preview of Trailer Park in Bryan
Trailer Park in Bryan, TX, SCALE 1:2,000
Natural Color preview of Easterwood Airport Infra Red preview of Easterwood Airport
Easterwood Airport, SCALE 1:680
Natural Color preview of Residential Neighborhood in Bryan, TX Infra Red preview of Residential Neighborhood Bryan, TX
Housing in Bryan, TX, SCALE 1:1,000
Natural Color preview of Brazos River Infra Red preview of Brazos River
Brazos River Valley, SCALE 1:40,000

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