New 2018 Capital Area Aerial Imagery Now Available

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The State Capitol | SCALE: 1:750

High resolution 6-inch and 12-inch aerial imagery are now available from TNRIS for the Capital Area and McLennan County. Fourteen local entities contributed funds to collect the new imagery.

  • Capital Area Emergency Communications District
  • City of Austin
  • City of Bee Cave
  • City of Burnet
  • City of Cedar Park
  • City of Lockhart
  • City of Marble Falls
  • City of Pflugerville
  • City of Round Rock
  • City of Waco
  • City of West Lake Hills
  • Hays County
  • McLennan County
  • McLennan County 9-1-1

Fugro USA Land 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, emergency 9-1-1 routing, infrastructure mapping, and other applications.

The new orthoimagery were acquired in January and February 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.

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.

Coverage Area

View coverage areas in the map below:


  • 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 and 12-inch pixel resolution
  • 4-band, natural color and color infrared
  • StatePlane TX S Central 4203 NAD83 coordinate system
  • Units in feet
  • DO4Q (approx. 1 sq. mi.) image tiles, 1/64th USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle

Imagery Preview

Max Starke Dam | Scale 1:2,000

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Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls, TX, SCALE 1:2,000

Old Main on Texas State | Scale 1:576

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Old Main on Texas State University campus in San Marcos, TX, SCALE 1:576

Bobcat Stadium | Scale 1:6,000

Natural Color preview of Bobcat Stadium Color infra red of Bobcat Stadium
Bobcat Stadium on Texas State University campus in San Marcos, TX, SCALE 1:600

Balcones Canyonlands | Scale 1:10,000

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Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge near Leander, TX, SCALE 1:10,000

Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir | Scale 1:19,700

Natural Color preview of Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir Color infra red of Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir
Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir near Waco, TX, SCALE 1:19,700

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