As part of New Jersey's statewide GIS coordination program, orthoimagery is made available as specialized web services known as map services. Map services allow the user's computer or device to access imagery on demand via an internet connection without the need to download the imagery's source data files. In addition to the entire catalog of imagery available in WMS format, NJOGIS has begun to publish high-demand imagery as cached map services available as both an ArcGIS REST and WMTS.
Imagery consumed in the WMS format is dynamically rendered on-the-fly by the server and often provides the best fidelity with the source data files. WMS imagery is Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant, which is compatible with a broad range of client software. Imagery consumed from a cached service, whether ArcGIS REST or WMTS, typically displays more quickly and can scale to a high number of simultaneous users without a degradation in performance. NJOGIS recommends use of cached map services where available to provide the best end-user experience.
PLEASE NOTE: There are size limits on images requested from our WMS. The maximum image width and length is 3840 x 3840 pixels.
Directions for ArcMap
Click on the link for your streaming type (ArcGIS REST, WMTS or WMS). On the ArcGIS Online item page, on the right click on Open in ArcGIS Desktop and select Open in ArcMap in the dropdown. You can either open the layer file directly in ArcMap or save it in your preferred workspace to open later.
Directions for ArcGIS Pro
Click on the link for your streaming type (ArcGIS REST, WMTS or WMS). On the ArcGIS Online item page, on the right click on Open in ArcGIS Desktop and select Open in ArcGIS Pro in the dropdown. You can either open this file directly in ArcMap or save it in your preferred workspace to open later.
Directions for ArcGIS Online
Click on the link for your streaming type (ArcGIS REST, WMTS or WMS). On the ArcGIS Online item page, on the right click on Open in Map Viewer to add the layer to an existing web map, or click on Add to new map if you want to add the layer to a brand new web map. You must be signed in to ArcGIS Online to save the web map or add the item to a group in your organization.
Directions for AutoCAD and other OGC-compliant client software
Click on the link under the WMS streaming type. On the ArcGIS Online item page, scroll to the bottom. On the bottom right of the page, copy the URL of the WMS for use in AutoCAD and other OGC-compliant client software.
Orthoimagery individual tiles can be downloaded from the Information Warehouse or ordered via hard drive (pick up/drop off or by mail).
All four bands are present in the MG4 MrSID files.
Natural color display: red = band 1, green = band 2, blue = band 3
False color (infrared) display: red = band 4, green = band 1, blue = band 2
Directions for ArcMap
Select visible bands under Layer Properties > Symbology tab. Under this same tab ensure that Stretch is set to None and uncheck Apply Gamma Stretch.
Directions for AutoCAD
Choose the MG3 version of the imagery you are interested in and install the AutoDesk Raster Design Object Enabler.
NJ 1995 DOQQs
NJ 2002 Orthophotography
NJ 2007 Orthophotography
NJ 2007 Orthophotography (2009 redelivery)
NJ 2012 High Resolution Orthophotography
NJ 2012 Orthophotography MG3 AutoCAD
NJ 2015 Orthophotography MG3 AutoCAD
NJ 2015 Orthophotography MG4
|Orthoimagery Individual Tiles||Cache|
|Each year represents full state coverage.||Deploy cached orthoimagery on your own
infrastructure using a tile package.
To obtain orthoimagery products, download, read, and fill out the NJGIN Orthoimagery Order Form. Once the form is completed, print it out and include it along with an external hard drive on which the data will be loaded. Mailing and/or drop off/pick up instructions are on the form. For security purposes, all external hard drives received that are not completely empty with the disk newly reformatted will be returned unprocessed. Data will be provided at the full spatial extent (i.e. no clipping). Requests cannot be modified once they are received by NJOGIS.
Requesters may not wait on site. Turn around time will depend on the number of requests and other work load at NJOGIS; no specific time can be guaranteed. NJOGIS makes every effort to fulfill the requests as quickly as possible.