The City's orthophoto coverage includes the City, UBC, and the University Endowment Lands and parts of Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as well. As such, it exceeds the area defined by the City's facet grid (see
Facet Grid Boundaries).
The 2008 orthophotos are very high quality 10 cm pixel resolution. The downtown area was taken from an altitude of 8000 feet to minimize building lean. The rest of the City was taken from an altitude of 6000 feet.
Orthophotos are only available to download directly from our FTP site.