Aerial Imagery Archive

Aerial photo of MSU.

The RS&GIS Aerial Imagery Archive is home to the largest repository of remotely-sensed imagery for the State of Michigan. The collection features:

  • County and statewide historic aerial photography datasets acquired by state and federal agencies dating from the 1920's to the 2000's.
    • The Archive generally maintains at least one photoset 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, high altitude color infrared photography, large-scale project-level photography, etc.

The majority of the collection has been scanned.  Imagery may be ordered via e-mail/phone/fax and delivered via digital transfer over the Internet.  Imagery may also be accessed on site by appointment.  To schedule an appointment, order digital imagery or to request further information, please call 517-355-3771 or e-mail

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