Aerial Photography Research Service (APRS)
The APRS will be closed November 23-24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday
If you would like your request processed prior to the holiday, please submit requests no later than Monday, November 20. All requests received after November 20 will be processed starting November 27.
Research Request User Info:
Students, faculty, and staff
Patrons affiliated with the University of Oregon receive research for free. Requests may not be made on behalf of any other persons not entitled to this free service.
Public patrons have access to the fee-based service. Individuals working for private, state, and federal organizations qualify for this form of research. Fees go toward recovering the cost of providing the service and the maintenance and development of the collection.
Making a Research Request:
Step 1. Fill out the request form. For more detailed instructions on how to submit a research request see the Making a Research Request instructional page.
Types of Requests
- Standard ESAs: This is a request for aerial photographs of a limited area of interest (AOI) that ranges from Phase 1 (one-per-decade) to Phase 3 (every year in the collection) levels. One can also opt to have a selection of topographic map 'clips' included in the package.
- Example of what a Phase 1 request looks like when delivered
- Extended ESAs: This is a request for a larger than normal area. Prices will vary depending on the size of the area. See our duplication rates for more information.
- Custom Research: When a request does not fall within our typical parameters, we will charge an hourly research fee in addition to duplication fees. A request of this sort might involve adding metadata to a standard ESA, retrieving and scanning either an area of interest (AOI) or full sheet maps from the print collection, or an ESA-type request that is particularly large or complex.