Publishing and Archiving

NAIP imagery is published in the Montana Data List after it is received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Compressed tiles of NAIP may be created for patron download. Many geographic features, including those that are part of the Framework, can be interpreted and compiled from an orthoimage. Orthoimages can also serve as a backdrop to reference the results of an application to the landscape.  Each NAIP dataset is at least temporarily archived at the Montana State Library. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has the responsibility of archiving these datasets in perpetuity.