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Planning and Economic Development

Aerial Imagery Program

Beginning in 2000, Macomb County GIS Services began obtaining digital orthophotography to support a wide range of county projects and programs.  The initial project captured all 27 Macomb County communities in the early spring of 2000.  The imagery captured was film based, black and white, leaf off with a six inch pixel resolution meeting national map accuracy standards for 1:1200 scale mapping.

A second digital, black and white flight meeting the same standards and covering the entire county was captured in the early spring of 2003.  In 2005, digital, full color imagery was captured for the entire county through an extensive regional partnership with the South Eastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

Additional color digital flights have been conducted during the springs of 2008, 2010 and 2012 at a 12 inch pixel resolution. Color infrared imagery is also available for these flight years.

Digital aerial imagery can be viewed online at the Macomb County Online Mapping Services site located at gis.macombgov.org. Information for digital and hardcopy aerial imagery products for purchase can be found here.

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