Orthophotomosaic of Slovakia

The vast majority of decisions made within public administration have a spatial aspect. For this reason, it is essential that the public administration has accurate, reliable and up-to-date spatial data. In view of the rapidly changing landscape, mainly due to human activity, spatial data needs to be collected and updated using methods that are highly efficient, effective and fast. Such methods also include airborne imagery which results are processed into digital orthophotographs or orthophotomosaic. In view of the above, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic and the Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority of the Slovak Republic agreed on joint cooperation in the creation of the Orthophotomosaic of the Slovak Republic. Subordinate organizations - National Forest Centre (NLC) and Geodetic and Cartographic Institute Bratislava (GKÚ) were entrusted with this implementation. The first production cycle of the orthophotomosaic was completed in 2020.

The second production cycle (2020 - 2022) of the Orthophotomosaic is currently underway. In 2020, the airborne imagery was taken in the western part of Slovakia and the relevant part of the orthophotomosaic has been available from 30 April 2021. During 2021, the airborne imagery of central part of Slovakia will be taken and the relevant part of the orthophotomosaic will be available from 30 April 2022.

Plán tvorby ortofotomozaiky SR

Orthophotomosaic division
Orthophotomosaic map sheet layout
Orthophotomosaic map sheet layout (administrative borders exluded)


Orthophotomosaic (2nd cycle)  for download
Western part 2020  ZIP1  ZIP2

Data of a smaller extent, up to 20 map sheets, are freely downloadable through the Map Client ZBGIS application. More information HERE.

Overview of airborne imageries, from which Orthophotomosaic of Slovakia 2020-2022 (2nd cycle) was created, together with the exact date of their creation is available in ESRI Shapefile format for download HERE.

Map sheet layout 
1 : 5000  Esri GDB  Esri SHP

Parameters (2nd cycle):
GSD (Ground Sampling Distance): 20 cm/pixel
Format:  TIFF + TFW
Number of channels: 4 (RGBN, 8-bit)
Coordinate reference system: S-JTSK(JTSK) - EPSG code:5514
Number of map sheets (MS) in 1:5000 scale: territory of western Slovakia = 3516 MS

Accuracy (2nd cycle - western part 2020):
Root mean square error:
RMSExy = 0,20 m

CE95 (Circular error 95%):
CE95 = 1,7308 x RMSExy = 0,34 m

CE95 value defines the radius of a circle centred at the specified point on the orthophotomosaic within which the real horizontal position of the point is located with 95% probability. It represents the magnitude of an error which will not be exceeded in 95% of cases.


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