2016 Orthophotography and Lidar


This is an active project. Visit the information page for status updates.

Statewide, 3 inch, 4 band orthoimagery AND statewide Quality Level 2 lidar (which translates to a 1 meter digital elevation model) were collected in the spring of 2016 marking the first time that Connecticut has captured imagery and elevation at such a high level of detail. The project was managed by the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), on behalf of all nine regional councils of governments, and funded by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) with contributions from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP).

View 2016 Imagery

CT 2016 Viewer

The CT 2016 Viewer is designed for viewing the 2016s on all screen sizes. The viewer contains zoom, search, locate me and share.

Aerial Photo Viewer

This interactive viewer contains many aerial datasets for Connecticut. Look for 2016 Color Spring 3inch & 2016 Infrared Spring 3inch.


Information about the dataset.

View 2016 Elevation

Elevation Viewer

View elevation, hillshade, shaded relief, slope and aspect in a stand alone viewer.

Contours - Coming Soon

Map service coming soon.


Information about the DEM dataset.

Get Imagery

Image Service

for advanced users
Click on the Map and Image Services page, then click on Imagery-Spring Statewide along the left and then 2016 Spring 4 band, 3 inch. Both dynamic and cached services are available.


for GIS users
Download is available by GeoTIFF tile, MrSID Generation 3 tile and MrSID Generation 4 tile. MrSID Generation 3 Town Mosaic and MrSID Generation 4 Town Mosaic also available.

Get Elevation

Image services

for advanced users
Go to the Map and Image Services page and click on Elevation. Choose any of the services that include 2016 in the name.

2016 DEM Tile Download

for GIS users
Download 2016 bare earth DEM (digital elevation model) 1 meter tiles.

2016 Contour Tile Download

for GIS users
Download 2016 contour files.

LAS Download on CT ECO and from NOAA (coming soon)

for advanced GIS users
2016 LAS files are available for download on CT ECO and will be available soon from NOAA with advanced options.

Project Information

Dataset Information and Facts