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Maps & Aerial Photos

COVID-19 Update

Physical access to the aerial photo collection has been suspended through the end of 2021. The flight index database contains updated geo-rectified indexes of the aerial photo flights. We want to ensure continued access to faculty and students with research and instructional needs.
UCSC faculty and students: Please contact us for high-resolution digital images or appointments for research assistance. 

Find an Aerial Photo: 1928-2013

Oultine map of Central California Counties

An aerial photo is any photograph taken from the air. Most aerial photographs in the UCSC collection are vertical images (straight down) and most flights include stereo pairs. 

Search through our Flight Index Database to find Index Maps covering your geographic area of interest. Use the Index Maps to further identify particular photos to view online (if available) or by appointment in the library.


Flight Index Database


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