The DataMIL is an Internet Mapping Server (IMS) providing the most current base map of Delaware. Users can access the base map from this web site, or pull the data directly into GIS software on their desktops. There are three main components of the DataMIL:
The Map Production Laboratory (Map Lab)
This internet mapping application can be used to:
- Search for locations
- Create maps (standard letter size)
- Download an image
- Extract data for a specific area
- View historic aerial photography
- Download current Topographic Maps for Delaware
- Provide a venue to report data errors to the data stewards
Image services are OGC compliant and can be accessed using GIS software. Image services are simply an image of either a raster, or a group of vector datasets. These image services are scale dependent and can be directly added to a GIS software mapping application. They cannot be modified. Image services are available for: aerial photography, boundaries, elevation, hydrography, land use/land cover, parcels, reference and transportation. See the Help GIS Software Link to access these services.
Feature services are also OGC compliant and can be accessed using GIS software. Almost all of the data served through the Map Lab are available as feature data sets. This data can be added directly to desktop GIS mapping software for incorporation with your own data sets. See the Help GIS Software Link to access these services.