Academic Aerial Photography Research Request

Current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Oregon should use this form to request aerial photography for teaching or research related to their work at their institution. Requests may not be made on behalf of any other persons not entitled to the free service.

  • Important - Request photos 3 to 4 business days in advance of when you need them. Let us know if you are a remote user unable to visit Knight Library.
  • You will be notified by email when your photographs are available.
  • Unless your area is a small site easily locatable by street address search, submit a map with boundaries of your site.
  • Academic users receive research services for free.
  • Academic users may not place requests on behalf of any other persons not entitled to this free service.
  • Standard academic requests result in 1 photo per decade. Once you have reviewed these photos, please let staff know if you would like more years, if available.
  • Once you submit a request, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please try submitting your request again.

Please contact the Cartographic and Spatial Data Librarian if you have questions.

Indicates required field
Requester Information
Street address, township/range/section, lat/long (with a minimum of 4 decimals (XX.xxxx) (YY.yyyy)), or other description
Pattern of years
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
If the end year is not selected, the full historic series of photos (1929-present) will be provided.

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.