University of Vermont

Geospatial Technologies at UVM

Remote sensing imagery maps

Remote Sensing Imagery Available at the UVM Bailey/Howe Library Map Room

Digital orthophoto quads (DOQs)

Historical (paper format) - dates range from 1974 thru 1983

Digital orthophotos

  • 1:5000 panchromatic for entire state (VMP)
    • Acquired 1994 - 2000
    • MrSid and TIFF formats
  • 1:1250's panchromatic for Burlington. Winooski, most of South Burlington, Barre and Randolph (acquired in 2000)
  • 1:1250 CIR and natural color imagery for Chittenden County (CCMPO) and LIDAR (acquired in 2004)
  • Natural color imagery acquired in 2006
    • 0.15 meter pixel coverage of Montpelier/Barre VT
    • formatted as 100-1000 meter tiles

NAIP orthophotos (digital format)

  • 1m natural color (2003) and 2m natural color (2004)
  • MrSid (compressed by county) and TIFF quads

Aerial photography

Index maps for historical photography for VT (various dates)

1937s (1:20,000 B & W panchromatic)

  • Paper format and scanned tiffs and MrSid (not rectified)
  • Covering most of Chittenden County

1939 - 1942 statewide coverage for different projects with 30% of the photo sets and misc. indices and photos up to early 1990s

1962 statewide coverage at 1:18,000 (H series) and 75-inch "urban" town centers at 1:6000 (L series)

1968 1:24,000 B & W covering southern half of state

1974 statewide coverage

  • 1:20,000 paper and negative rolls
  • Southern half of state at 1:62,500 in paper and diapositive format

1977 statewide coverage at 1:80,000, CIR on positive film

1980 statewide USDA panchromatic photos at 1:40,000

1988 coverage of most of Chittenden County at 1:7800 (panchromatic)

Access to stereo viewers, stereoscopes and scanner

Landsat satelite imagery (30m)

Government archives, CDs, and DVDs

Other useful topographic data and software

USGS Digital topographic maps (DRGs)

VCGI's DEMs 2000 1:100,000 quad CD and 3 CD set of their 2003 1:24,000 quads

Using TOPO from National Geographic, can access DEMs for lower 48 states at 1:100,000 and NE Penn. and Mid-Atlantic states at 1:24,000

Using Terrain Navigator, can access DEMs for New England states and New York

For more information, contact Bill Gill at:

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