Data and Documentation

Web Services for National Agricultural
Imagery Program (NAIP) data

2013, Natural Color
2011, Natural Color and Infrared
2009, Natural Color and Infrared
2005, Natural Color
2005, Infrared

Downloadable Aerial Photographs of Montana
This collection includes compressed versions of the natural color NAIP images for 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2013; statewide USGS black and white digital orthophotos collected between 1990 and 2003; and several regional air photo collections.


Montana Air Photo Browser
This is a web application for viewing the web services listed above.

Related Information

U.S. Geological Survey Aerial Photo Finder
U.S. Dept of Agriculture Aerial Photography Field Office
NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway


Digital orthoimagery are georeferenced images of the Earth’s surface. Displacement of objects has been removed for sensor distortions and orientation and for terrain relief. Many geographic features, including those that are part of the Framework, can be interpreted and compiled from an orthoimage. Orthoimages can also serve as a backdrop to reference the results of an application to the landscape.

Orthoimagery Framework
Contact Information

Orthoimagery Theme Lead

Stu Kirkpatrick
Email: skirkpatrick@mt.gov
Contact Information

Evan Hammer
Montana State Library
Digital Information Manager/CIO
Phone: 406-444-5355
Email: ehammer@mt.gov

Orthoimagery Theme Steward

Montana State Library
Contact Information