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Geospatial Data Resources Guide: Imagery Hosted at UW Libraries

WAGDA Image Services


This imagery is available using ArcGIS for Server Image Services on WAGDA. Once you have added the image service to ArcMap, go into the properties to display the footprints.  You should be able to select the rasters you need either from a spatial selection or using the attribute table.  To download the data, select the tiles you want, right click on the layer and choose Data -> Download Selected Rasters.

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Digital Aerial Photography of Washington: Online

Digital Aerial Photography of Washington: Offline

Other Sources for Digital Aerial Photography

Connecting to the WAGDA 2.0 Image Services

These services are available to UW students, faculty, staff  or anyone with access to the ESRI software ArcGIS Desktop. Aerial photos hosted by the UW libraries can be accessed through ArcGIS Server Image Services. In ArcCatalog under ArcGIS Servers click on "Add ArcGIS Server", choose the "Use GIS services" and enter the following URL into the dialog box:

Menu popup for GIS server presenting 'Use GIS services' option


Server URL:

One you have created a connection, browse to the Imagery Services folder to see a list of image services available.

Digital Satellite Imagery

Other Sources for Digital Satellite Imagery