University of Oregon

Aerial Photography Research Request

Questions? Phone: (541) 346-4565 or  Email


Request Type
  • Request photos 5-7 days in advance for viewing and scanning.  Let us know if you are a remote user unable to visit Knight Library.
  • Photos will be held at circulation desk. You will be notified by email when your photographs are available.
  • If your area of interest is greater than 1 square mile, please submit a map with boundaries of your site. Sample Map with Boundaries.
  • Academic users receive services for free.
  • Academic users may not place requests on behalf of any other persons not entitled to this free service.
  • Academic users may choose to pay for scanning. Academic users receive a 20% discount off standard scanning rates. Contact us for price details, or click here to view a full listing of fees.


  • $20 Setup fee
  • $10 per image for a standard Area of Interest (AOI): about 400x400 yards.
  • For a full list of duplication rates please see:
  • $75 / hour for: special projects, large areas, researching photos/maps for viewing in the library, and estimates.
  • If a request is submitted without a sitemap, a $10 fee will automatically be added for creating the map.
  • Rush orders: fees double. Images delivered the next business day. The MAP Library reserves the right to refuse rush orders.

Please note:

  • Typical turnaround is 3 to 4 business days.   
  • The aerial photography collection is NOT open to the public.  
  • More details are available about the service at:
Requester Information
If you are a student or faculty, please use your .edu email address
Help providing description of area | Street address, township/range/section, lat/long (with a minimum of 4 decimals (XX.xxxx) (YY.yyyy)), or other description
For public patrons $10 fee if no map is provided
If no date range is specified, the full historic series of photos (1929-present) will be provided.
Duplication & Delivery

Duplication Specifications:
No extra charge for standard specifications

Acceptable use policy

This is a research service. Imagery is delivered with a one-time-use license. Prices do not include reproduction or resale rights. You may store your images indefinitely, derive new data from them, and give the photos to your own clients. We understand that copies of the photos are included in environmental assessment reports and other research products. The university is committed to ensuring that all commercial enterprises have equal opportunity to conduct business.

Special Instructions
provides USGS quadrangles and nautical charts where available
Color photos, stereo pairs, specific maps, or other requirements
Created by tvs on Mar 3, 2016 Last updated Oct 17, 2016
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