The City's orthophoto coverage includes the City, UBC, and the University Endowment Lands and parts of Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as well. As such, it exceeds the area defined by the City's facet grid (see Facet Grid Boundaries).
The 2008 orthophotos are very high quality 10 cm pixel resolution. The downtown area was taken from an altitude of 8000 feet to minimize building lean. The rest of the City was taken from an altitude of 6000 feet.
Orthophotos are only available to download directly from our FTP site.
Mr. SID and ECW formatted data are projected in UTM Zone 10, NAD83 (CSRS).
This imagery is captured at one point in time and is current as of that date but it does not change. The 2008 orthophotos were captured in late April, 2008
Imagery is accurate as of the date it was taken although colours may or may not be exactly as occurred on that day as colours change from moment to moment due to sun and cloud cover.
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