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USDA Historical Aerial Photos

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services:


Philip McDaniel, GIS Librarian

About the Collection

These images are not georeferenced.

These images are from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Images are available in tif format (zipped). Zipped, each file is approximately 72MB. Unzipped, each file is approximately 82MB.

The images in this collection offer physical coverage, not stereo coverage. This means that the images cover the entire area, but do not overlap one another. The images in the index maps show stereo coverage - this is why only about half of the images shown in the index maps are labeled with a beige box and are available for download. Each of the downloadable images covers an area much larger than is obvious by looking at the index.

Navigate the index map to identify aerial photos of interest by using the zoom and pan controls located inside of the Google Maps display. The images available for download are labeled with the image ID inside of a beige box. Find the image ID in the pull down menus on the left side of the page and click it to download the image.