2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

2009 USDA NAIP Statewide Imagery for Ohio

Jay Arnold, 3001, Inc

Jay Arnold is Vice President of Business Development for 3001, A Northrop Grumman Company. In this role he is responsible for business development and related management activities for 3001ís Civil Works and Airborne Solutions business units.
Jay received his Master of Science degree in Geography from Louisiana State University after completing two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography and Journalism at LSU, Magna Cum Laude. He has 17 years experience in surveying, mapping, photogrammetry and GIS. He has 12 years experience with airborne LiDAR systems. He is past Vice President of ASPRS, Florida Chapter; a licensed photogrammetric surveyor in South Carolina and Oregon; an FAA instrument-rated pilot with 2,000 flying hours; and an active member of the Rotary Club.
3001 is a leading provider of geospatial data production and analysis, including airborne imaging, surveying, mapping, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 3001's products and services are used for domestic and international civilian, defense, and intelligence initiatives, to develop and maintain public and private sector infrastructure, and to better understand the land and its resources.

Hayes Hubbs, Ohio State Farm Service Agency

Hayes Hubbs is the GIS Specialist for the Farm Service Agency in Ohio. Some of his responsibilities include maintaining geospatial information, providing technical support and training to county office users, and relating GIS to FSA programs.
Hayes received his Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston. He has worked for the Farm Service Agency for nearly five years.
The Farm Service Agency is an agency within the USDA. It provides federal program benefits to farmers through various programs such as conservation, commodity price supports, disaster relief, and other agriculture support efforts. The Farm Service Agency uses GIS to maintain farm, tract, and field information for compliance purposes, conservation efforts, and to automate various other program activities.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 3:25 PM - Track 4

3001, a Northrop Grumman Company, and teammates will deliver 3,049 Digital Ortho Quarter Quads (DOQQs) covering all 43,416 square miles of Ohio this fall under the 2009 USDA NAIP program. The standard product will be 1-meter natural-color digital orthophotography with absolute horizontal accuracy of 6-m in MrSID and GeoTIFF formats. The imagery is being acquired between 1-June to 1-September with the Leica Geosystems ADS platform onboard twin-engine aircraft operating at approximately 17,500 feet above the ground. This presentation will review the acquisition and processing methodologies including flight-planning, ground-control considerations, image processing; the standard products created such as countywide mosaics; and optional products and services that can be created as separate deliverables. These would include color-infrared imagery, impervious surface maps, land-use/land-cover maps, web-hosted imagery, and other products. The overall USDA NAIP program and projections for future activities also will be discussed. Also, the benefits to the state of Ohio and how users from the state, the USGS, and others are applying the imagery to their own projects will be explained.

Presentation Powerpoint (3.3MB)