New 2018 East Texas Aerial Imagery Now Available

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Gregg County Courthouse

High resolution 6-inch aerial imagery are now available from TNRIS for Smith County and the surrounding East Texas area. Six local entities contributed funds to collect the new imagery.

  • City of Tyler
  • East Texas Council of Governments
  • Smith County
  • Smith County 9-1-1
  • Smith County Appraisal District
  • Texas Eastern 9-1-1

Surdex Corp. was selected from 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, emergency 9-1-1 routing, appraisal valuations, infrastructure mapping, and other applications.

The new orthoimagery were acquired in early January 2018 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 time periods. Further, the difference between deciduous and evergreen vegetation is easier to identify in imagery acquired during the leaf-off period.

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Coverage Area

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  • GeoTIFF and JPEG2000 DO4Q (~1 sq. mi.) image tiles
  • JPEG2000 Compressed county mosaics
  • 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 S Central 4202 NAD83 coordinate system
  • Units in feet
  • DO4Q (approx. 1 sq. mi.) image tiles, 1/64th USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle

Imagery Preview

UT in Tyler | Scale 1:1,000

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University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, TX, SCALE 1:1,000

Rail Yard in Tyler | Scale 1:1,000

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Rail yard in Longview, TX, SCALE 1:1,000

Neighborhood in Tyler | Scale 1:720

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Neighborhood in Tyler, TX, SCALE 1:720

Pine Plantations | Scale 1:3,000

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Pine plantations in Gregg County, SCALE 1:3,000

Plant Farm | Scale 1:600

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Plant Farm in Van Zandt County, SCALE 1:600

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