Maine Aerial Photographs

The Maine Geological Survey has historical air photos covering all of Maine. The photos were collected between 1930 and 2009 at scales from 1:1,200 to 1:80,000. Some collections are very large, 14,000+ photos, and some are just a single photo. All photos are scanned and available from the Digital Maine Repository free of charge. The map below will allow you to access the individual photos by geographic extent. All photos are also available for viewing as prints by making an appointment to visit the MGS Office in Augusta. A stereoscope is available. Call 207-287-7175 or email Christian Halsted to view photos in the office or discuss a special request.

If MGS doesn't have the photo you need here, see the Air Photos and Satellite Imagery section of our Maps, Charts, and Photos page for links to other sources of air photos.

Photo Search

The map and table below will assist you in determining what photos are available for a specific time period in a selected geographic area. The tutorial video will help you learn how to use the interactive map.

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Video Tutorial: Using the Photo Search Web Map

Photo Collection List

Source Name Client Project Name Flown By Photo Scale Comments Photo Years Number Of Index Maps Number Of Index Maps Viewable Number Of Photos Number Of Photo Footprints Digitized Number Of Photos Scanned