The Regional Aerial Photo Consortium enables the joint purchase of digital aerial orthophotography by local governments and nonprofit groups in the Portland area. Consortium purchase reduces each member's cost of obtaining photography through cost sharing. The digital imagery available includes the urban areas of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. In some years, the coverage is expanded to include rural areas. The intent of the consortium is to provide for a cost-effective means to acquire digital orthophotography on an annual basis.
The urban area covers 602 square miles. The urban/rural coverage covers around 967 square miles. Since 2007, the consortium has also purchased LiDAR and LiDAR derivative layers.
Current project details
- Project title: 2016 Summer Aerial Photo Flight
- Vendor: Geoterra, Inc.
- Deliverables: 6-inch true color orthophotos, 6-inch near infrared false color orthophotos, 1-, 2-, 4-, 10-, and 20-foot resamples
- Project area: 976 square miles in the greater Portland area shown in map
# of weeks
GT completion date
Status (% complete)
QC of images complete
Pilot project delivered
Prelim orthophotos delivered
Metro Pilot projects – acceptance deadline
Full Resolution TIFF images delivered (RGB, GBIr, RGBIr)
Metro full resolution TIFF images – acceptance deadline
Resampled and compressed images
Metro resampled and compressed images acceptance deadline
Project timeline as of December 1, 2016