The Regional Aerial Photo Consortium enables the joint purchase of digital aerial orthophotography by local governments and nonprofit groups in greater Portland. 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, lidar and lidar derivatives. 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 656 square miles. The urban/rural coverage covers 973 square miles.
Summer 2021 aerial photo flight
- Vendor: Geoterra, Inc.
- Deliverable: 6-inch true color orthophotos, 6-inch near infrared false color orthophotos, 1-, 2-, 4-, 10-, and 20-foot resamples
- Area of interest: 720 square miles
- Additional deliverables as specified in the written contract with Geoterra.
The 2021 orthoimagery was flown on June 2nd, 2021. The project, including distribution, was completed on November 24th, 2021.
Future orthophoto projects
The Consortium is planning to fly Summer 2022 and Winter 2023 leafoff orthophoto projects. Details on the project status will be available on this page in early Spring 2022. Email Samantha Wright if your organization is interested in participating in either these acquisitions and does not participate regularly.