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Farm Service Agency Aerial Photography Imagery Products and Programs

    APFO is home to one of the country's largest aerial film libraries. We currently house more than 70,000 rolls of film (10 million plus images). Our film dates from 1955 to the present. We have coverage of most of the United States and its territories. Historic aerial images play a more vital role today than ever before with environmental assessments, change detection, and property boundary disputes.

    USDA Crop Reporting Districts

      The Iowa Community Indicators Program (ICIP) provides resources for understanding regional economic and demographic change. Our data and analysis services help inform local decision-making, policy development, and strategic planning processes. ICIP continues Iowa State University's long history of socio-economic data service provision.

      NAIP Quarter Quad and Photocenter Shapefiles

        The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) acquires imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S. A primary goal of the NAIP program is to enable availability of digital orthophotography within a year of acquisition.

        LANDFIRE

          LANDFIRE (LF), Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools, is a shared program between the wildland fire management programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior, providing landscape scale geo-spatial products to support cross-boundary planning, management, and operations. LANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

          Local Food Compass Map

            The dynamic Esri-based map interface shows USDA and other federal investments in local and regional food systems since 2009, along with data such as farmers markets, wholesale markets, green schools, food hubs, and meat processors. Users can explore the map to see what's happening in their own local community, or learn how others are using federal support to build local food systems. Boundary filters include tribal land, congressional district, county, and zipcode. State summary reports include program/project description, recipient, funding, and year. Resulting reports can be downloaded as comma-separated values (CSV) format to import into MS Excel or other spreadsheet application.

            Land Use Strata - Selected States

              The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) area sampling frame is a delineation of all parcels of land for the purpose of later sampling the parcels. The area frame is constructed by visually interpreting satellite imagery to divide a state into homogenous land use areas (strata) based on percent cultivated. The strata are typically defined as low, medium or high percent cultivated, non-agricultural land, urban use, agri-urban, or water. This site provides links to download ESRI shape and symbology layer files, as well as low resolution JPEG or higher resolution PDF images for each state.

              Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD)

                The Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) from The National Map (TNM) defines the perimeter of drainage areas formed by the terrain and other landscape characteristics.

                NASS Data Visualization

                  NASS Data Visualization provides a dynamic web query interface supporting searches by Commodity (e.g. Cotton, Corn, Farms & Land, Grapefruit, Hogs, Oranges, Soybeans, Wheat), Statistic type (automatically refreshed based upon choice of Commodity - e.g. Inventory, Head, Acres Planted, Acres Harvested, Production, Yield) to generate chart, table, and map visualizations by year (2001-2016), as well as a link to download the resulting data in CSV format compatible for updating databases and spreadsheets.