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 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.

CT ECO Map Catalog (pdf) - Coming Soon!

Pdf maps by town showing the 2016 imagery.


Information about the 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 coming soon.

View Elevation - Coming soon!

Elevation Viewer

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


View and download contours.


Information about the dataset.

Get Elevation- Coming soon!

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.

DEM Tile Download

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

LAS Download (from NOAA)

for advanced GIS users
LAS files are lidar point cloud files and include all returns.

Project Information

Dataset Information and Facts