[OSGeo-Discuss] Anyone Know What's Happened to All the NAIP Servers?

Bill Thoen bthoen at gisnet.com
Tue Jul 27 11:49:54 PDT 2010

Up until just a few days ago, USDA NAIP (US Dept of Agriculture's  
National Agriculture Inventory Program) 1-meter aerial imagery was 
available free from several government servers but suddenly they all 
seem to have gone dark. Both the USGS ArcGIS and USDA.gov servers and a 
couple of AFPO sources seemed to have dried up simultaneously. Doe 
anyone know why? Is it going to be restored or scrapped? Is It is 
available elsewhere?

I was using the USGS server at 
but it's now broadcasting  a runtime error instead of images. I hope 
it's not gone for good because it is a great source for free aerial 
imagery. So if anyone knows what's happened or what's unfolding here I'd 
like to find out. With the GeoCommunicator site announcing its shut-down 
soon I'm getting concerned that something bigger might be happening to 
US govt. spatial data resources.

- Bill Thoen

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