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The Orthophoto layer allows a user to select from a list of previous or historical aerial images. 

Like any other layer, it is also possible to turn off the map image altogether.


How to change the aerial photography year.

Click on the "Layers" button

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Then find the Orthophoto section. 

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Click the down arrow to select a previous FSA Photo year to generate a map for.

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Once selected the map will take a few seconds to reload.

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You can also turn the layer off by clicking on the check mark next to the FSA photo.

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Some other layers that can be selected from the drop down include older blck and white DOQ photos

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and Topography maps (Topo)

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Keep in mind what is selected here will appear on an FSA map or any other map (excluding soil and Topo maps) that is generated.

The FSA Photos available are digital ortho images taken by the National Agricultural Imagery Program or NAIP. These images are acquired typically every 2 to 3 years depending on the state.

USDA/FSA - NAIP Imagery. (2015). In Programs and Services., from http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/aerial-photography/imagery-programs/naip-imagery/

See Also:


  Name Size
- Ortho01.png 12.89 KB
- Ortho02.jpg 198.51 KB
- Ortho03.png 5.89 KB
- Ortho04.jpg 184.79 KB
- Ortho05.png 96.12 KB
- Ortho06.jpg 39.43 KB
- Ortho06.png 454.55 KB
- Ortho07.jpg 65.54 KB
- Ortho07.png 515.56 KB
- Topo.png 5.90 KB