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How do I download orthoimagery products and what are the available formats?

Download orthoimagery (georectified aerial photographs) using EarthExplorer, which has the full catalog of USGS orthoimagery and aerial photography, or The National Map downloader, which has NAIP orthoimagery only.  


  • Products Overview
  • Format varies by type of orthoimagery: Native format, Georeferenced Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF), or compressed 10:1 JPEG2000

The National Map downloader:

A NAIP orthoimage is also included as an optional layer in the PDF format of digital topographic maps published after 2009 (US Topos).