Welcome to Virtual Utah
Online Data & Mapmaking
Utah is a great place to live, work, vacation and simply have fun! Have you ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from an airplane, or what Canyonlands National Park looks like from a satellite orbiting the Earth? Virtual Utah is an exciting web service that allows you to do just that and much more! Virtual Utah is brought to you by the Remote Sensing and GIS (RS/GIS) Laboratory at Utah State University. Among other things, we specialize in developing web applications utilizing a variety of geographic-based imagery and technologies.
Virtual Utah is specifically designed by folks living and working in Utah. This makes it possible to provide a variety of geographic datasets that are unique to Utah and of interest to Utahns. Virtual Utah offers aerial imagery (photography) for most of the state from 1993/97, 2003, 2004 and 2006. With our Basic Viewer you can pan and zoom to the location of interest, generate a map and save it as a .pdf file. The Advanced Viewer allows you to overlay datasets and then change the opacity of the top layer. Using aerial images from multiple dates allows you to see how land use has changed over the years! Other geographic datasets include land cover, hillshade (shaded relief), elevation data, and other satellite images. We hope you enjoy exploring the great state of Utah with Virtual Utah!