New GENESIS Image Services

Most of the imagery available via the old ‘Client Core’/Add Image Service Connection method has now been published on GENESIS (see previous post). Users of the old image services will find that the new services are formatted a bit differently – many of the datasets have been grouped together so that fewer services exist overall. A searchable table (below) has been prepared to assist users in transitioning from the old to new services. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONNECTIONS (including .mxd, .lyr, or other project files) AND BEGIN USING THE NEW SERVICES. 

Most of the new services are accessible to all GoA employees.

Background:

This migration was prompted by the need to move forward from old technology and not a lot of warning was provided, therefore the new services were created as quickly as possible so that users wouldn’t lose access to the image services when the old server is turned off. This means that ‘nice-to-have’ features like removal of the No Data or null borders around the imagery/LiDAR has largely not occurred (yet). Some review of the new services has been done, but it has not been extensive. No newer imagery has been added, but updates are planned as there are numerous imagery datasets that have never been published as services.

If you encounter issues with the image services or data within the services, please contact the Imagery Team to report them.

Imagery Services:

On GENESIS, imagery has been grouped into services by spectral characteristics (true colour, black and white, false-colour infrared etc.) and by year of acquisition; not by purchase/project area.

If a single image tile was composed of multiple years of acquisition the following rules were applied:

  • If the % coverage from each acquisition year for the tile was known, the tile was included in the service for the year having the most coverage; or
  • If the % coverage from each acquisition year for the tile was unknown, the tile was included in all related services.

These rules do not apply to the yearly SPOT satellite mosaics, which are composed of different years, based on the best and most current available coverage.

LiDAR (Hillshade) Services:

On GENESIS, LiDAR hillshades have been grouped into services by surface type (bare earth or full feature) and by 1:1M NTS sheet; not by purchase/project area.

The services contain the full-resolution, GoA-licensed hillshades. New LiDAR has been added to the updated services, however a few purchases are still missing and will be added in the future.

Image Services Table:

A couple of the services in the table have not been published on GENESIS yet. They are denoted by ‘Coming Soon’ and should be available within the next 1-2 weeks.

Please use the Search functionality to search the table for services of interest using keywords from their names.

Old ServicesNew Services
WHITECOURT_PAN_2006_290208BW_Ortho_2006
FAIRVIEW_PAN_2006BW_Ortho_2006
EDSON_PAN_2006_022908BW_Ortho_2006
LAKELAND_PAN_2007_SID_260208 ( 2006 data )BW_Ortho_2006
08RIM060_10_120608BW_Ortho_2006
08RIM060_05_120608BW_Ortho_2006
BW_ORTHO_2006_1p0_FORT_VERMILIONBW_Ortho_2006
BW_ORTHO_2006_0p5_LAKELAND BW_Ortho_2006
BW_ORTHO_2006_0p5_GRANDE_PRAIRIEBW_Ortho_2006
BW_ORTHO_2006_0p4_LUFBW_Ortho_2006
LAKELAND_PAN_2007_SID_260208 ( 2007 data )BW_Ortho_2007
08RIM060_05_110608BW_Ortho_2007
BW_ORTHO_2008_2009_0p6_TARIN_TEST ( 2008 data )BW_Ortho_2008
BW_ORTHO_2008_2009_0p6_TARIN_TEST ( 2009 data )BW_Ortho_2009
CIR_ORTHO_2005_0p5_LUFFCIR_Ortho_2005
LUF_COLOR_IR_2005_210208FCIR_Ortho_2005
CIR_ORTHO_2006_0p5_MD_PROVOSTFCIR_Ortho_2006
LUF_COLOR_IR_200208FCIR_Ortho_2006
LUF_COLOR_IR_2006_H FCIR_Ortho_2006
CIR_ORTHO_2006_0p4_LUFFCIR_Ortho_2006
CIR_ORTHO_2008_1p0_S10_FMUFCIR_Ortho_2008
CIR_ORTHO_2012_0p4_MPB_WEST_MRSIDFCIR_Ortho_2012
PLEIADES_CIR_ORTHO_JUNE262013_0p5_MEDICINE_HATFCIR_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_CIR_ORTHO_JUNE232013_0p5_HIGHRIVERFCIR_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_CIR_ORTHO_JUNE232013_0p5_CANMOREFCIR_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_PAN_ORTHO_JUNE262013_0p5_MEDICINE_HATPAN_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_PAN_ORTHO_JUNE232013_0p5_HIGHRIVERPAN_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_PAN_ORTHO_JUNE232013_0p5_CANMOREPAN_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_RGB_ORTHO_JUNE262013_0p5_MEDICINE_HATRGB_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_RGB_ORTHO_JUNE232013_0p5_HIGHRIVERRGB_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
PLEIADES_RGB_ORTHO_JUNE232013_0p5_CANMORERGB_Pleiades_Southern_Alberta_Flood_2013
COL_ORTHO_2007_0p5_BONNYVILLE                                         RGB_Ortho_2007
COL_ORTHO_2007_0p5_COUNTY_TWO_HILLS                                  RGB_Ortho_2007
COL_ORTHO_2007_0p5_COUNTY_SMOKY_LAKE                                  RGB_Ortho_2007
CADOTTE_LAKE_090608                                                   RGB_Ortho_2007
CLEARWATER_FOOTHILLS_040708                                           RGB_Ortho_2007
VERMILION_RIVER_040708           RGB_Ortho_2007
FORT_SASKATCHEWAN_090608       RGB_Ortho_2007
COL_ORTHO_2008_1p0_KANANASKIS_BIGHORN                        RGB_Ortho_2008
COL_ORTHO_2008a_0p5_PADDLE_RIVER                        RGB_Ortho_2008
COL_ORTHO_2008_2009_0p4_PLVI_PURCHASE_2011 ( 2008 data )  RGB_Ortho_2008
COL_ORTHO_2009_0p3_WEST_BRAGG_CREEK    RGB_Ortho_2009
COL_ORTHO_2009_2010_0p3_MOUNTAINVIEW_KNEEHILL_ROCKYVIEW_MRSID  ( 2009 data )     RGB_Ortho_2009
COL_ORTHO_2008_2009_0p4_PLVI_PURCHASE_2011 ( 2009 data )  RGB_Ortho_2009
COL_ORTHO_2009_2010_0p3_MOUNTAINVIEW_KNEEHILL_ROCKYVIEW_MRSID  ( 2010 data )     RGB_Ortho_2010
COL_ORTHO_2010_0p5_MPB_AREA3_MRSIDRGB_Ortho_2010
COL_ORTHO_2010_0p6_MPB_AREA2RGB_Ortho_2010
COL_ORTHO_2011_0p4_CLEARWATER_COUNTY_MRSID      RGB_Ortho_2011
COL_ORTHO_2011_0p5_FMU_LO1_TIF                                                           RGB_Ortho_2011
COL_ORTHO_2011_0p4_GVI_PLVI_AREA_MRSID                                RGB_Ortho_2011
COL_ORTHO_2011_0p4_MD_LESSER_SLAVE_RIVER_MRSID                        RGB_Ortho_2011
COL_ORTHO_2011_0p5_STPAUL_SMOKYLAKE_TWOHILLS_COUNTIES_MRSID           RGB_Ortho_2011
COL_ORTHO_2011_1p0_MPB_NON_FOMP_AREA_MRSID                            RGB_Ortho_2011
COL_ORTHO_2011_0p4_MPB_FOMP_AREA_MRSID                                RGB_Ortho_2011
COL_ORTHO_2012_0p5_SOUTHERN_ALBERTA_PARTNERSHIP_MRSIDRGB_Ortho_2012
COL_ORTHO_2012_0p4_MPB_WEST_MRSIDRGB_Ortho_2012
COL_ORTHO_2012_0p4_MPB_EAST_MRSIDRGB_Ortho_2012
COL_ORTHO_2012_0p5_SOUTHERN_ALBERTA_PARTNERSHIP_MRSIDRGBN_Aerial_Southern_Alberta_Partnership_2012_50cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2005_2p5 SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2005_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2006_2p5 SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2006_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2007_2p5_ SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2007_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2007_2p5_PLOT SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2007_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2007_2p5 SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2007_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2008_2p5 SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2008_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2008_2p5_PLOT SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2008_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2009_2p5 SPOT5_PAN_MOSAIC_2009_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2009_10m SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2009_1000cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2010_2p5_PLOT SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2010_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2010_2p5 SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2010_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2011_2p5 SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2011_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2011_2p5_PLOT SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2011_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2012_2p5_PLOT SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2012_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2012_2p5 SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2012_250cm
SPOT_ORTHO_2012_2p5_REVISED_083M SPOT5_Pan_Mosaic_2012_250cm
COL_ORTHO_1999_2003_1p0_VALTUS RGB_Ortho_Alberta_ESRD ( Only accessible to former ESRD employees )
WILLMORE_COLOUR_2001_290408 RGB_Ortho_Alberta_ESRD ( Only accessible to former ESRD employees )
base7 Provincial_Basemap_1M_2016
base8 Provincial_Basemap_2M_2016
base9 Provincial_Basemap_5M_2016
PAINTED_RELIEF Alberta_Painted_Relief
ALTA_HILLSHADE Alberta_Hillshade
IRS_SID_2004_200208 IRS_Pan_Mosaic_1999_2004_500cm
Full resolution, GoA-licensed bare earth LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 072LiDAR_Bare_Earth_Hillshade_NTS072
Full resolution, GoA-licensed bare earth LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 073LiDAR_Bare_Earth_Hillshade_NTS073
Full resolution, GoA-licensed bare earth LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 074LiDAR_Bare_Earth_Hillshade_NTS074
Full resolution, GoA-licensed bare earth LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 082LiDAR_Bare_Earth_Hillshade_NTS082
Full resolution, GoA-licensed bare earth LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 083LiDAR_Bare_Earth_Hillshade_NTS083
Full resolution, GoA-licensed bare earth LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 084LiDAR_Bare_Earth_Hillshade_NTS084
Full resolution, GoA-licensed full feature LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 072LiDAR_Full_Feature_Hillshade_NTS072
Full resolution, GoA-licensed full feature LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 073LiDAR_Full_Feature_Hillshade_NTS073
Full resolution, GoA-licensed full feature LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 074LiDAR_Full_Feature_Hillshade_NTS074
Full resolution, GoA-licensed full feature LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 082LiDAR_Full_Feature_Hillshade_NTS082
Full resolution, GoA-licensed full feature LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 083LiDAR_Full_Feature_Hillshade_NTS083
Full resolution, GoA-licensed full feature LiDAR hillshade tiles located in NTS tile 084LiDAR_Full_Feature_Hillshade_NTS084