2009//2011 Virginia Virginia Orthophotography
is now available through an ArcGIS Server web service.
For ArcGIS DESKTOP users connecting for the first time:
1. Select ADD DATA
2. Choose GIS SERVERS
3. Choose Add ArcGIS Services Servers
4. Use this URL: http://gismaps.virginia.gov/arcgis2/services
5. Connect to “VBMP 2011” folder
Available to Virginia Tech students and faculty/staff. In the Spring of 2008, the library acquired the digital orthophotography and digital terrain model for the entire Commonwealth and made it available through the University Libraries GIS Data Unit.
2002 Virginia Orthophotography
The State of Virginia has made the 2002 imagery free to the public. The Virginia Base Mapping Program
(VBMP) first acquired full color, leaf-off, aerial photography of the state during the spring of 2002. This
imagery can be downloaded from these sites:
Radford University GIS Center - The GIS Center at Radford University makes
available VGIN (Virginia Geographic Information Network) 2002 aerial
photography for the southern and northern halves of the Commonwealth
of Virginia. This data is available for free download via an ArcIMS server.
USGS National Map Server - High Resolution Orthophotography Program
Sun: opens at 9:00am*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm
* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.