2016 Orthophotography and Lidar


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 Imagery 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, aspect and contours.

Elevation Interact

for intermediate users

Seven elevation datasets in one map with image display options.


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 and LAS Download on CT ECO and NOAA

for GIS users
Download 2016 bare earth DEM and LAS tiles on CT ECO. Download selected area with advanced options from the NOAA Data Access Viewer. Look for 2016 CRCOG Lidar.

2016 Contour Tile Download

for GIS users
Download 2016 contour files.

Project Information

Dataset Information and Facts