Fly Dane

Fly Dane is a regional partnership that allows local agencies to pool their resources for periodic updates of orthophotography, elevation, and planimetric data.


Project Description


The Fly Dane Partnership is in the beginning stages of the 2009/2010 project. A project planning workgroup was formed with representation from the county, municipal and regional Fly Dane partners. The proposal was reviewed by the partnership and approved by the Dane County Land Information Office Committee. Fly Dane Partners are taking funding proposal back for local budget discussions.

Fly Dane 2009/2010 Project Plan

The initial plan is for a two year project that would consist of a 2009 LiDAR base terrain project and then a 2010 color orthoimagery project.

Terrain - 2009

  • Develop a new county-wide LiDAR based terrrain model.
  • Develop bare earth and classified DEM.
  • Develop 2' contours county-wide.
  • Support reports and documentation.

Imagery - 2010

  • Develop 6-inch resolution color imagery in areas specified by partners. This may result in more or less 6-inch coverage than previous Fly Dane projects.
  • Develop a derived 1-foot resolution black/white imagery countywide.
  • Develop a derived 6-inch resolution black/white imagery in areas specified by partners.
  • Develop 5-meter county-wide image.

Additional products

  • Continue to provide contract flexibility for partner to pay for add-on's
  • Potential add-ons:
    • Building footprint update
    • 3-inch resolution color imagery
    • 1-foot contours
    • Planimetrics - edge of curb, edge of pavement, back of sidewalk, etc.

The Fly Dane Partnership is open and ongoing. New partners are welcome to join the 2009/2010 project. If you're interested in more information or on becoming a member please contact Fred Iausly