The Sanborn Map Company Inc. (Sanborn) team mobilized to Arkansas to collect high-resolution imagery to map the entire State of Arkansas under the 2017-2018 Statewide Orthoimagery Program. Sanborn collected more than 50,000 aerial images at 12-inch and 6-inch resolutions, all with 4-bands, covering over 60,000 square miles. The initial 12-inch resolution collection, covering the entire State, was completed within a total of four weeks. Sanborn provided an innovative cloud-based service solution for imagery delivery and quality review.
The service solution included delivery of geo-referenced imagery within four weeks from flight, allowing stakeholders early access to imagery web services while final image processing was performed. Sanborn’s early delivery system allowed end users access to imagery substantially faster than the previous Arkansas Statewide contract for similar services.The Statewide Orthoimagery Program fulfills the requirement for the Arkansas GIS Office to update and maintain the Arkansas statewide imagery base map.
The base map products are an important resource for state and local governing entities, and they form the foundation that enables accuracy and consistency for the geospatial products and data produced in and for the State of Arkansas.