Aerial Photography - Other Sources

Private Sector

In some parts of the state, usually the urban and growing areas, private sector aerial photography companies have flown areas on speculation, with the hope of future sales; private companies also provide air photo search and custom services. Several of these companies are locally owned or have local offices. Check for these companies in the Yellow Pages, or do a web search for:  photographers - aerial; surveyors - aerial; or maps.

Several companies provide information about their collections:

Some companies provide research services to locate, custom assemble, and deliver photos or view them online:

If you know of other companies that provide similar information about their air photos, please let us know:


Historical Collections

  • John Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota: The library has the best collection of historical aerial photographs in the state. The public is welcome to use the over 330,000 photographs; most can be checked out by those with University of Minnesota library privileges. The Library is open fulltime during the academic year and part-time during the summer. Check the website for hours or call before visiting.

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