A 2-year cycle is typical to complete state-wide imagery collection for all of Missouri. Whatever is not flown in Year 1 is always picked up in Year 2. The number of counties covered in each year will vary.
The state sponsored flights are always a leaf-off product.
For the current 2022, a Project Assessment Quotation (PAQ) was released in January 2022, asking for cost estimates to fly approximately 1/2 of the state. The decision was by the greater GIS community to complete the southern portion of the state (as opposed to east or west), for Year 1.
The PAQ went to the 4 pre-approved vendors mentioned in the Contract Process section, awarded in August of 2021.
In February, a contract to fly the southern half of the state was awarded to Sanborn. Spring flights begin when conditions are optimal for flying (sun angle, lack of snow or water coverage, etc.). Optimal conditions were not available under the second week of March.
Additional funds were identified to add 11 more counties in 2022 in the Kansas City region, collection done by Surdex.
The counties not flown in 2022 will be flown in 2023.