Aerial Photos of Montana, 2019

USDA Farm Service Agency - National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) 2019

The 2019 NAIP imagery includes gaps in coverage where the acquisition was interrupted due to weather conditions.  NAIP imagery in the missing areas was collected in the summer of 2020 and is being processed by APFO.  This web delivery page will be updated when the missing areas are provided to MSL by the Montana NRCS.

Click on a county in the map below to download the 4-band county mosaic images of the area. Or download the county mosaic images directly from the ftp site.   

These images have been compressed from the original quarter-quad tiles and are provided in MrSID MG4 format and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, units meters, datum NAD83.  MrSID MG4 is supported in ArcGIS 10.1 and newer.  Users of older mapping software may need to download a plug-in to allow you to view MG4 images or contact your software vendor. The imagery was collected at a spatial resolution of 60 centimeters, with each pixel measuring roughly two feet on the ground.

The downloadable products are multi-band images with three visible and one near-infrared wavelength bands, and an alpha band for identifying no-data areas.  Most software will automatically display the first three bands as a natural-color image.  To view the imagery as color infrared (CIR or false color), use band four as the red image, band one as the green, and band two as the blue.

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Please see our Ordering Aerial Photos page if you need copies of the imagery for numerous counties or if you require the uncompressed quarter-quad tiles in TIFF format.

The approximate horizontal accuracy of these images is 5 meters.