Aerial Imagery Archive

Black and White Panchromatic (B&W)

The RS&GIS Aerial Imagery Archive at Michigan State University is the best place to acquire historic imagery needed to complete your research or analysis. Our Archive is home to the largest repository of remotely-sensed imagery for Michigan.


Using our new online request system, your order will be filled quickly – usually within 24 hours.  Following your order, you will receive an email with a link to download the imagery.

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Available Data

  • Aerial datasets acquired by counties, the State of Michigan, and federal agencies dating from the 1920's to the 2000's.
    • The Archive generally maintains at least one photo set per decade for every location in Michigan.
  • County, state, and federal digital orthoimagery datasets.
    • GIS-ready datasets.
  • Unique datasets such as Great Lakes shoreline imagery, large-scale (high resolution) project-level imagery, color infrared photography, etc.
  • Statewide soils, topography, and wetlands available in GIS format.

For further information, please call (517) 355-3771 or e-mail


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