The FlySask web mapping service provides access to high resolution orthophoto imagery as well as other referencing layers of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and is made available to the public.
The University of Regina as a member of the Saskatchewan Geospatial Imagery Collaborative (SGIC) allows access to additional functions and high-resolution imagery. Access to this data is restricted to current students, faculty and staff of the University of Regina for educational, research, and non-commercial use. Contact the Data Librarian for the User Name and Password for access.
Included are accurate province wide ortho-rectified nadir aerial photography and elevation data of the earth's surface for use in geographic information systems (GIS). The imagery, when complete in 2016, will cover the entirety of the Saskatchewan landmass, with a 100 metre buffer beyond the provincial border, an area of approximately 654,000 sq.km. The 4-band orthophotos (rgbn) have a 50 centimeter pixel resolution. Digital Orthophotography Products are as follows: 1) Mosiaced 4-band Ortho-photography (rgbn) by township tile [jp2 and j2w]; 2) Digital Elevation model by township tile - 5m grid [shp and usgs.dem]; 3) Overlapping aerial photography by camera photo frame for stereo viewing [jp2 and j2w]; 4) Exterior orientation data and camera calibration data (Pat-B EO and Z1 formats]. The complete OrthoPhoto Data Series consists of over 7000 individual township tiles and more than 7TB of spatial information using JPEG2000 (lossless) file compression.
This imagery is an integral part of the land, resource and asset management decision-making. Uses for this imagery include, but are not restricted to: Transportation and Traffic, Public Safety and Emergency Management, Drainage and Hydrology, Property Management and Land Surveying, Agricultural Planning and Management, Natural Resource Planning, Environmental Planning and Management, First Nations Planning and Consultation, Public Utilities Planning and Management, Municipal Planning and Analysis, Tourism, Education, and Scientific Research.
The University of Regina is located on Treaty 4 Territory with a presence in Treaty 6 Territory. These are the ancestral lands of the nêhiyawak (Cree), Anihšināpēk (Saulteaux), Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation.