So I’ve been waiting for the USGS to release imagery from North Dakota for awhile and they finally did so in May. However they released the imagery at .15 meters per pixel (about 6inches per pixel), which has incredible detail, but results in huge files sizes. Thus it’s nearly impossible to download a large plot of land (like downtown plus the state capital) like I have with most other cities. For example, a city like Washington, DC has imagery at .3 meters per pixel and since the spatial resolution is one half that of Bismarcks, I can download twice as much area. So far Bismarck, I settled on downloading just the area around the state capital and then I reduced the spatial resolution to .3 meters so I could tessellate the resulting image effectively.
View the Google Map of Bismarck, North Dakota.