Keeping NAIP Free & Open
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) could move NAIP Imagery to a Licensing Model starting in 2019. Charlie Loyd at mapbox.com explains why it should remain free and open data.
ArcSDE and MS SQL Server provide NCDA&CS with an enterprise GIS database. The spatial datasets are a robust, standardized, and shared set of geographic layers (i.e. transportation, hydro, cadestral, imagery). The datasets are collected from state, county, and municipal governments, and are used in partnership with multiple state agencies. The GIS/SDE component also includes map viewers and special GIS reports.