Maine Aerial Photographs

The Maine Geological Survey has 38 sets of aerial photographs covering different parts of Maine. The photos were collected between 1940 and 1996 at scales from 1:6,000 to 1:80,000. Some collections are very large, 14,000+ photos, and some are just a single photo. All aerial photos are available for viewing as prints by making an appointment to visit the MGS Office in Augusta. A stereoscope is available. Individual photos, or small series, can be scanned by MGS and emailed as PDFs usually within 2-3 business days. Please call 207-287-7175 or email Christian Halsted to view or obtain air photos.

The map and table below will assist you in determining what photos are available for a specific time period in a selected geographic area. MGS staff are working to delineate the approximate geographic footprint of each of the roughly 30,000 photographs in our collection. However, this will take time so we've also made available the footprints of each of the index maps and scanned these maps into our Aerial Photo Repository to help you find the photos available in your area of interest. The table also shows the number of index map images loaded to the repository and the number of image footprint extents digitized.

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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