Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) has coordinated with local, tribal, State and Federal partners to collectively fund acquisition of region-wide ortho-photography data every two years since 2004, and digital elevation data based on aerial Light Detection & Ranging (LiDAR) in 2010 and in 2018. For more information on these available datasets, see their respective pages linked below or at left.
MRCOG provides ortho-imagery and selected LiDAR files to the Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS) Program so that other GIS professionals can download this data directly from the RGIS website. RGIS is a cooperative program between the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Information Technology Commission and serves as a digital data clearinghouse for geographic information.
All acquired imagery data is available upon request, free to MRCOG member agency representatives associated contractors. In case an external hard drive must be provided and shipped, a small fee to cover labor and materials costs may be required of private entities. If you are interested in partnering with MRCOG on ortho-imagery or LiDAR acquisition, please email project coordinator Forest Replogle.
To see the coverage areas of available datasets, visit this online map. To make a data request, please email project coordinator Forest Replogle with a boundary shapefile or image outlining your area of interest, along with the year and file formats or data deliverables you are interested in receiving.