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2004 Aerial Photography

NOTE: This product is best suited for use with professional GIS or CAD software packages.

Quick Facts

  • Flown April 5th, 2004
  • Usage Scale 1” = 200’
  • Black and white
  • Orthorectified
  • Illinois State Plane, Eastern Zone, NAD 83 horizontal datum, HARN
  • MrSID image file format
  • Lake County funded project

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This aerial photography was taken on April 5, 2004 at a negative scale of 1" = 1666' (a scale ratio of 1:20000) flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet above mean terrain. Its intended usage scale for viewing is 1" = 200' (one inch on the photograph equals two hundred feet on the ground). The photography has been orthorectified to meet National Map Accuracy Standards for its negative scale.


This digital aerial photo product consists of a single, countywide image in an image compression format called MrSID.

For more information about the MrSID file format visit the Lizardtech website. 

A standalone MrSID viewer is included on each compact disc, which can be installed on a personal computer to look at the image. Documentation for the viewer is included on the compact disc.

Lizardtech offers free extensions for CAD, GIS and image software at their website.

Sample Image

2004 aerial photograph 

2004 aerial photo sample, showing the intersection of state highway 176 and I-94.

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Phone 847.377.2373
Fax 847.984.5749
GIS and Mapping Division
18 N County St 8th Floor
Waukegan, IL 60085
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