Geospatial Insights & Solutions (GIS)

Aerial Photos

2014 Aerials

In a collaborative effort with Kent, Muskegon, & Montcalm Counties, the Ottawa County GIS Team obtained the standard *orthogonal imagery, along with *oblique imagery, from Pictometry. The imagery capture occurred over several days during April and May of 2014. The 2014 imagery features two different pixel resolutions, a 3-inch pixel resolution (4-inch post processed) for most urban areas, and a 9-inch pixel resolution for the entire county. For digital copies (.tiff), the photos will be available on a per tile basis, with images priced at $15.00 per tile. The photos are also available for purchase for an entire local unit or the entire County in a MrSID format. See Digital Map Pricing.

Oblique Imagery

Oblique imagery is imagery captured at an angle to provide a more natural perspective, making objects easier to recognize and interpret. Images are captured from north, south, east and west directions to provide a 360-degree view of every property and parcel. Each pixel is georeferenced resulting in intelligent images that are actionable. This means that you have the ability to interact with the image to measure and extract data.

Orthogonal imagery

Orthogonal imagery provides a true top-down view and is rectified to align to a map grid. It easily integrates into our GIS data for a comprehensive understanding of buildings, areas, large land features, local topography and more

Historical Aerials

Historical aerial photos are available from 1973, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2008 (color) (all flights occurred in April). The digital copies are now available for purchase. The price of these aerials is $10.00 per print or for a .tiff file. They can be purchased either by quarter section or by full section.