New 2019 Capital Area Aerial Imagery Now Available

Natural Color preview of Zilker Park Color infra red of Zilker Park
Zilker Park, January 12, 2019, SCALE 1:2500

High resolution 6-inch and 12-inch aerial imagery in 4-band natural color and infrared are now available from TNRIS for the Capital Area and Brazos County. Fifteen local entities contributed funds to collect the new imagery.

  • Brazos Central Appraisal District
  • Brazos County 9-1-1
  • Capital Area Emergency Communications District
  • City of Austin
  • City of Bastrop
  • City of Bee Cave
  • City of Bryan
  • City of Burnet
  • City of College Station
  • City of Round Rock
  • City of West Lake Hills
  • Hays County
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Municipal Power Agency
  • Travis County

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 2019 during leaf-off conditions. Leaf-off imagery allows the user to identify on-the-ground features underneath deciduous tree cover than imagery acquired during full leaf-on 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 GeoTIFFs and JPEG2000 images are in the public domain. The JPEG2000s are available for direct download from the DataHub.

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Acquisition Areas

View coverage areas in the map below: Coverage Map of New Capital Area Imagery


  • 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

Apple Inc. | Scale 1:2300

Natural Color preview of Apple Inc Color infra red of Apple Inc
Apple Inc., January 12, 2019, SCALE 1:2300

Austin Neighborhood | Scale 1:650

Natural Color preview of Austin Neighborhood Color infra red of Austin Neighborhood
Neighborhood in Austin, TX, January 12, 2019, SCALE 1:650

Zilker Park | Scale 1:600

Natural Color preview of Zilker Park Parking Color infra red of Zilker Park Parking
Zilker Park zoom in Austin, TX, January 12, 2019, SCALE 1:600

Downtown Austin | Scale 1:900

Natural Color preview of Downtown Austin Color infra red of Downtown Austin
Downtown Austin, January 12, 2019, SCALE 1:900

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