Imagery as a Service for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MassGIS has been using the Giza system to access Google orthophoto imagery since Spring 2016. MassGIS brought imagery from the years 2013-2016 in the system, provided in both WMTS and WMS format.  MassGIS used Giza to create user accounts and monitor usage of services. By assigning users into functional groups and also tagging them with keywords MassGIS is able to look at usage statistics in various ways. MassGIS also examines usage via map interface (to show where in MA tiles are being accessed).

With the deprecation of the Google imagery program using an Imagery as a Service model, in 2019/20 MassGIS chose to revert to a custom collection program for their imagery needs.