Source: Oregon Imagery Explorer

While representing all types of photographic and remote sensing processes, imagery usually refers to large scale, multiple-band images from satellites, or from high resolution air photography.

Articles & Stories

Imagery and elevation data are the most important and frequently used Framework data, however, they...
Oregon provides access to aerial photography through image services, meaning you may stream high...
Geospatial data use is now a part of routine operations for Oregon government...

Maps and Tools

With hundreds of map layers available to draw from, you can use the Oregon Explorer Map Viewer... more

Data Collections

This interactive map allows you to view 9 ft resolution lidar data for portions of the state of... more

About This Topic

Development of the site formerly known as the "Oregon Imagery Explorer" resulted from collaboration among:

OSU Libraries and Press: OSU Libraries and Press engages with the OSU community and the people of Oregon in their pursuit of knowledge. The OSULP partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources supports delivery of information and services related to the protection and management of Oregon's vitally important natural resources through the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library.

Institute for Natural Resources: The Institute for Natural Resources provides Oregonians with ready access to current, relevant science-based information, methods, and tools for better understanding natural resource management challenges and developing solutions. INR co-manages the Oregon Explorer with OSULP.

Oregon Department of Administrative Services Geospatial Enterprise Office (GEO): The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is the central administrative agency of Oregon state government. The DAS Geospatial Enterprise Office (GEO) provides GIS coordination for state agencies and provides statewide leadership to promote GIS technology use and ensure availability of easily accessible, high quality geographic information.

Funding for the Phase 1 development of the Oregon Imagery Explorer was provided by DAS-GEO.  In-kind support provided by OSU Libraries and Press and the Institute for Natural Resources.

Acquisition of the orthoimagery was coordinated by the Oregon Orthoimagery Framework Group (OrthoFIT), which includes federal, state and local governmental agencies as well as private companies. Ortho FIT formed a consortium, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to build upon image acquisition by the USDA's Farm Services Agency NAIP procured through the Bureau of Land Management. The Oregon Geographic Information Council and many other partners signed this MOU.