Aerial Photo Resources
- UC Davis
- The UC Davis Shields Library has an extensive collection of aerial
photography for the Central Valley of California with special emphasis
on the immediate area, i.e. Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, and San
Joaquin Counties, California.
- UC Berkeley (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/aerial.html)
- This collection emphasizes San Francisco and the East Bay area.
Coverage is also available for additional areas. See the
Catalog of Aerial Photography (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/air-catalog.html).
- Alexandria Digital Library: UC Santa Barbara (http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/)
- The Alexandria Digital Library contains collections of geographically
referenced material, including extensive aerial photograph and satellite
imagery holdings. The most recent digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQs)
for California are available at this site.
- UC Riverside (http://library.ucr.edu/?view=collections/maps/Aerials_n_Microfiche/index.html)
- The main areas of focus for the UCR Map Collection are Riverside
and San Bernadino Counties, California.
- UC Santa Cruz (http://library.ucsc.edu/maps/geoindex.html)
- This collection emphasizes Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San
Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. The collection is available for
reference use in the UC Santa Cruz map room.
- USDA Aerial Photography Field Office (http://www.apfo.usda.gov/)
- Aerial photography may be ordered from the Aerial Photography Field
Office (APFO) which is the largest source of historical and current
imagery of the conterminous United States. The APFO also retains
photographic imagery secured for the Forest Service and Natural
Resource and Conservation Service in addition to the Farm Service
Agency. Scale of photography varies from 1:6,000 to 1:80,000. All film
products are available in black-and-white. Natural color and color
infra-red products are available for some areas.
- TerraServer-USA (http://terraserver-usa.com/default.aspx)
- The TerraServer-USA Web site provides free public access to
downloadable topographic maps and aerial photographs of the United
- Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/)
- Google Maps provides aerial and satellite coverage of the entire
earth. The scale varies.
- U.S. Global Visualization Viewer (http://glovis.usgs.gov/)
- This USGS viewer allows you to view and order satellite images such as
Landsat, MODIS, and ASTER.
- Landsat Images (https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid/)
- This site allows you to select, view, and download Landsat scenes.