Beginning in 2001, NCTCOG facilitated the purchase of high-quality, color, digital aerial photography (orthos) for North Central Texas as a cost-sharing objective for local governments. The initial project covered 11 counties and was contracted by Vargis. In 2003, Pixxures and Dallas Aerials were contracted to produce aerial photography for the entire 16-county NCTCOG region plus an area served by the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization. Bohannan-Huston was contracted to produce aerial photography in 2005, 2007, and for 2009. Sanborn was contracted for the 2011 project. All aerial photography is flown in January,
February, and March.
Due to the success of the project and subsequent
realized savings, a majority of the local governments in
North Central Texas purchase their aerial photography
through NCTCOG's cooperative program. Participating
agencies have an average savings of 75% compared to
purchasing aerial imagery themselves. Images are available to participating agencies in Tiff (.tif) and Mr. Sid (.sid) format in either six-inch or one-foot resolution. Aerial imagery may be viewed, printed, and purchased in digital format at www.dfwmaps.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
2007 Examples and Specifications
2005 Examples and Specifications
2003 Examples and Specifications
2001 Examples and Specifications
Aerial photography prints
For more information about aerial photography, contact Shelley Broyles at 817-695-9156 or via email.