Public Aerial Photography Research Request

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Use this form if you are requesting aerial photography for commercial purposes. General members of the public and Individuals working for private, state, or federal organizations should use this form.

Note - Typical turnaround is 3 to 4 business days.

Once you submit a request, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please submit another request with the correct email address.

Research Fee Overview

  • $35 Setup fee
  • plus $12 per image for an Area of Interest (AOI) of 1 square mile or less.
  • $90 per 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.
  • A cancellation fee of $35 will apply to orders cancelled after 2 business days from submission.
  • Rush Orders: fees double. Images delivered the next business day. The APRS reserves the right to refuse rush orders.
  • All Research Fees

Note - The Aerial Photography Collection is not open to the public.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Aerial Photography Collection

Indicates required field
Requester Information
Billing Address
If your project does not have a project code, please create your own.
Street address, township/range/section, lat/long (with a minimum of 4 decimals (XX.xxxx) (YY.yyyy)), or other description
A $10 fee will be added if you do not provide a map
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
Pattern of years
Date Range of Research
If the end year is not selected, the full historic series of photos (1929-present) will be provided.
Scanning Specifications
Do you want to be contacted before the item is scanned?
Note: Fees for Rush Orders double and delivery is at the end of the next business day.
Color photos, stereo pairs, specific maps, or other requirements

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.