QGIS: Adding a NAIP REST Service from the USDA

  • Software: QGIS 3.x
  • OS: Any
  • Updated: August 2021

The USDA publishes a REST service of their NAIP Program through ArcGIS Server. The NAIP Imagery is mosaic’d into one layer.

Open QGIS and go to the Open Data Manager

Data Source Manager Toolbar

Go to the ArcGIS Rest Server Connection (This also works on 3.16 with the ArcGIS Map Server Connection). Click Edit and make a new NAIP Connection.

Creating a connection to the ArcGIS Server

Paste https://gis.apfo.usda.gov/arcgis/rest/services/NAIP/USDA_CONUS_PRIME/ImageServer into the URL and give it a name. Click OK and then click Connect.

Add the image service to QGIS

Connected to the ArcGIS Server through QGIS

You should have a connection to the NAIP Imagery

Imagery Displayed in QGIS

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