Project Update

Aerial Services’ USDA-FSA-APFO NRI/SLI Contract Soars To 37,000+ Sites

Aerial Services is proud to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Farm Service Agency (FSA) – Aerial Photography Field Office (AFPO) has again selected the company as a prime contractor for the 2013 editions of the NRCS National Resource Inventory (NRI) and Stewardship Lands Imagery (SLI) projects. This year, Aerial Services was awarded 37,993 …

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Aerial Services To Acquire Over 35,000 Aerial Photo Sites For USDA

Aerial Services will again produce upwards of 35,000 color aerial images for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of their NRCS National Resource Inventory (NRI) and Stewardship Lands Imagery (SLI).  The USDA has annually awarded Aerial Services thousands of sites for many years.  This year’s $3.5 million contract affirms their commitment to …

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GIS Reacts to Major Flood: Story of Dubuque, Iowa’s Record Rain Event

Interview by Joshua McNary with Nikki Breitsprecker Back in July 2011, people in the City of Dubuque, Iowa went to bed amongst some thunderstorms, not unlike many Summer evenings in Iowa. When they awoke the next morning, they realized something was not right. The heavy rain storms had continued the entire night. Within twelve hours …

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Iowa Statewide Orthoimagery Project 2009 Accuracy Report; Aerial Services’ Work Confirmed Accurate By 3rd Party

Aerial Services was pleased to receive news of their full compliance with the State’s 2009 horizontal accuracy specifications for the Iowa Statewide Orthoimagery Project, as confirmed by an independent 3rd party in late January 2010. These results confirmed Aerial Services own internal QA/QC procedures conducted prior to final delivery in fall of 2009. All of …

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Anticipating 2010 Iowa Statewide Aerial Orthoimagery Project

Despite the frozen tundra that is currently the State of Iowa, Aerial Services, Inc., the State’s only native aerial orthoimagery and geospatial company, is eagerly anticipating finishing Iowa Statewide Aerial Orthoimagery Project acquisition in the Spring of 2010. In addition to the completion of quality 4-band (Color & Infrared) 2′ ground sampling distance (GSD) resolution …

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Acquisition Completed For 2009 Iowa Statewide Orthoimagery Ahead Of Schedule

Aerial Services successfully completed acquisition of the 2009 project area for the Iowa Statewide Orthoimagery program during the last week of April. This was ahead of the expected May 2009 deadline. The two foot pixel resolution project, covering 41 Iowa counties in 2009 and another 41 in 2010 (pending funding), will complete a statewide coverage. …

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Orthorectified 1/2′ Resolution Photos Of Eastern Iowa Flooding Near Crest

Cedar Falls, Iowa, July 2008 – Aerial Services flew missions to acquire aerial photography as all major cities in Eastern Iowa were near or just past their highest levels. All photography was acquired at 1/2′ resolution from 6,000′ above ground level. The orthophotography is georeferenced to Iowa State Plane North (US Feet) and was rectified …

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