February 1, 2004
Michigan State University Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services
(RS&GIS) awarded Special Projects Grant, Methodology for Land Use and
Land Cover Mapping, from the Michigan State University Land Policy Program
(LPP) to investigate imagery needs and interpretation techniques required for a
statewide land cover/land use data update.
June - July 2004
RS&GIS conducts imagery comparison and proposes that Michigan partner with
the Farm Services Agency (FSA) National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP).
August 19, 2004
First Michigan Aerial Imagery Partnership (MAIP) meeting takes place at the Henry
Center on the Michigan State University campus. Representatives from Michigan
State University and several state and federal agencies are present. Mr. Anthony
Kimmet from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Fort Worth, Texas
gives participants an overview of NAIP, and highlights opportunities for partnering
with the Federal government. A general consensus is reached and key participants
agree to seek funding and garner support from state agencies.
September - October 2004
RS&GIS communicates with technical and partnership specialists at the USDA
Farm Services Agency (FSA), as well as Michigan NRCS representatives, to outline
imagery specifications and assure Michigan's priority status for the upcoming 2005
November 2004 - January 2005
Funding for NAIP is pursued. Michigan State University and several state agencies
verbally commit to delivering funds for the project. It is agreed that the spectral
type will be Color Infrared and that RS&GIS will be the contact for receipt of
November 12, 2004
Letter of Intent is drafted by the LPP and RS&GIS, signed by Dr. Adelaja, Director
of LPP, and mailed to FSA. The letter indicates that Michigan is prepared to move
forward with the project.
January 24, 2005
Dr. Adelaja, Director of LPP signs the FSA contract for the 2005 summer flight,
along with the re-imbursement agreement
April 25, 2005
Memorandum of Understanding, stating all financial and technical commitments, is
signed by representatives from MSU, MDEQ, MDNR, MDOT, MSP, MDLEG and MCGI.
FSA awards the Michigan aerial imagery contract to LandAir Mapping, Inc. of Atlanta
Georgia. Imagery to be acquired digitally using Leica ADS40 Airborne Digital
June - August 2005
Acquisition of aerial imagery by LandAir Mapping, Inc.
August 18, 2005 -
RS&GIS receives the first uncertified, compressed county mosaic for Delta
County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With the arrival of the mosaics, the
quality assurance/quality control process officially begins!
Aerial imagery processing
October - December 2005: Delivery of processed imagery to APFO
for review. Delivery of uncertified, compressed county mosaics to MAIP and Federal
Delivery of final CIR uncompressed, orthorectified,
and certified quarter-quad imagery to MAIP and Federal partners.
Reprojection of imagery into the Michigan
Georef Coordinate System and delivery via the Michigan Geographic Data
Delivery of final Natural Color uncompressed,
orthorectified, and certified quarter-quad imagery to MAIP and Federal partners.
Reprojection of imagery into the Michigan Georef Coordinate System and delivery
via the Michigan Geographic Data Library.
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