DOQ data for Maine

The \GIS\me\doq directory contains digital orthophotos of Maine. Most images can be accessed through a layer file - the easiest way to view these photos is to add the M:\GIS\ME-DOQ.lyr file to ArcMap.

Uncompressed NAIP is available from the Regional GIS Coordinator. NAIP imagery here is compressed at approximately 10:1.

There are many more orthos available for Maine through the MEGIS Web Mapping Service (WMS) and these can be added by loading the layer file M:\GIS\ME-DOQ-WMS-ALL.lyr. The Maine Orthoimagery Viewer, an online map, is also available.

Adding M:\gis\ME-DOQ.lyr to ArcMap will bring up most of the imagery in this directory.

Directories/
Geodatabases

Description

Source date
File Geodatabase containing georeferenced photos of the Cove Brook area from 3 time periods, 1930's, 1960's and 1998. multiple years
DMR_DOQs.gdb
File Geodatabase containing raster catalogs of DMR low tide imagery for parts of Muscongus Bay, Penobscot Bay and various locations Downeast; 2004-2005. Used for delineating eelgrass beds by DMR. 2004-2005
LayerFiles
Directory of ArcMap Layer Files that can be added to ArcMap to draw orthoimagery directly off of MEGIS servers. 3/2013
ME_DOQs.gdb
Use this File Geodatabase to load 1m black and whites (1990s), 1' color (2003), 2' color (2003), 6" Fort Fairfield (2004) and 6" Portland area (2001). These are unmanaged Raster Catalogs that point to the data in their respective directories. multiple years
naip06
NAIP imagery from 2006; 3 meter, color, not for the entire state. See layer in me_vector-Imagery for specific metadata. 2006
naip07
NAIP imagery from August 2007; 1 meter color, state-wide, pre-processed (no edgematching, color balancing, etc.) product. See layer in me_vector-Imagery for specific metadata. 2007
naip09
NAIP imagery from August 2009; 1 meter color, state-wide by county. See layer in me_vector-Imagery for specific metadata. 2009
naip11
NAIP imagery from August 2011; 1 meter color, state-wide by county. See layer in me_vector-Imagery for specific metadata. 2011
naip13
NAIP imagery from July-Sept 2013; 1 meter color, state-wide by county. See layer in me_vector-Imagery for specific metadata. 2013
Directory of 1' pixel color photos outside of greater Portland area, Southern coastal Maine, Spring 2003. Use ME_DOQs.gdb to load. 5/2005
Directory of 2' pixel color photos outside of ortho_1f area in southeastern Maine, Spring 2003. Use ME_DOQs.gdb to load. 4/2006
ortho_ff
Directory of 6" pixel color photos for Fort Fairfield area. 2003

Directory of 6" pixel color photos, greater Portland area, April 2001. Includes 2 photos not available from MEGIS for Outer Green Island (Portland) and Flag Island (Harpswell). These data can also be accessed through the Portland.gdb file geodatabase (see below). Use ME_DOQs.gdb to load.

2003

Some of the imagery above may be brought into ArcMap directly from the web by adding a Web Mapping Service (WMS) in ArcMap. To do this, in ArcCatalog expand GIS Servers and double-click on Add WMS Server. Enter this URL
http://mapserver.maine.gov/wms/mapserv.exe?map=c:/wms/orthos.map&
and then the service should appear in ArcCatalog. It can then be added to ArcMap.
For more information see the MEGIS Online Maps website (bottom of page).

 


Last updated: December 8, 2014