Public Aerial Photography Research Request

General members of the public and individuals working for private, state, or federal organizations use this service to request aerial photography for commercial purposes.

See Aerial Photography FAQs about the Aerial Photography Collection.

How to Request Research

To request support, click Request Research (top right of the page) and provide the following required information.

  1. Name
  2. Email address
  3. Billing Address
  4. City/Town
  5. State/Province
  6. Zip/Postal Code
  7. Project Code (if your project does not have a project code, please create your own)
  8. Area of Interest Description (Street address, township/range/section, lat/long or other description)
  9. Resolution
    1. 600 dpi (Aerial Standard)
    2. 1200 dpi
    3. 1800 dpi
  10. Format
    1. jpg (Standard)
    2. tiff
    3. pdf
  11. Delivery method
    1. web (default)
    2. CD/DVD ($10)
  12. Is this a rush order?
  13. Map of the site (one file; gif, jpg, jpeg, or png; 2 MB limit) (optional, but a $10 fee may be added if you do not provide a map.)

Once you submit a request, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please submit another request with the correct email address.

Availability and Access

You can expect a response to your request within 3 to 4 business days.

Research Fee Overview

  • $35 Setup fee
  • plus $12 per image for an Area of Interest (AOI) of 1 square mile or less.
  • $90 per hour for: special projects, large areas, researching photos/maps for viewing in the library, and estimates.
  • If a request is submitted without a sitemap, a $10 fee will be added for creating the map.
  • A cancellation fee of $35 will apply to orders canceled after 2 business days from submission.
  • Rush Orders: fees double. Images are delivered the next business day. The Aerial Photography Research Service reserves the right to refuse rush orders.
  • All Research Fees (click to view)

This is a research service. Imagery is delivered with a one-time-use license. Prices do not include reproduction or resale rights. You may store your images indefinitely, derive new data from them, and give the photos to your own clients. We understand that copies of the photos are included in environmental assessment reports and other research products. The university is committed to ensuring that all commercial enterprises have equal opportunity to conduct business.

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