Welcome to Historic Aerials
Home of the most comprehensive database of historic aerial photos of the United States.
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Take a ride in our time machine!
We have spent the past 20+ years collecting the worlds largest database of historical aerial images and topographic maps of the United States. Our sources include governmental agencies, private collections, and we are continually acquiring more. All of the imagery we collect is painstakingly orthorectified to provide the data in a searchable and precise geo-locatable format. Our web application allows you to quickly and easily search for any parcel of U.S. land and instantly view that same area in any other year where we could obtain an aerial photo.
Need a digital copy or a print?
Simple! After selecting your geographic area (using the free viewer), you are only a few clicks away from purchasing digital images or printed photos that are certified and unencumbered by watermarks that you can use for anything you need. You will need to be a registered user to make purchases, but registration is free! Click around the viewer to preview all that is available, and when you are ready register, simply click on the Sign Up button and complete the short form.
As a registered user you will have the option to immediately download PNG, JPG and GeoTIFF digital images of your selection. Purchase one (1) year, or all available years for your area of interest. In addition, you can order prints shipped right to your doorstep.
...of course there's more!
We offer a special subscription product for you or your organization. You can choose from several levels of service depending on your requirements. As a paid subscriber you enjoy access to a Full screen viewer with much less intrusive watermarks. Benefits also include free 680 pixel JPEG downloads. As well as a PDF builder with annotation tools for professional presentations.
Whatever your interest is with historical imagery, we welcome you to explore our site and hope that we can provide a product that will meet your needs.