The Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering has a large collection of aerial photography. This collection consists mainly of 9" by 9" photo prints, which date back to the mid-1920's up to the present.
While some of the photo missions were commissioned by SUNY ESF, many of the photo sets have been donated to the lab by engineering firms, government agencies and researchers.
Given the large quantity of photos in the collection and the cost of having the collection converted to a digital format, this site was developed to help researchers determine if the collection contains photos in their general area of interest. This has been accomplished by providing a digital scan of each photo mission's flight map. It is hoped that by viewing the flight map, researchers will be able to determine the appropriateness of the photo set.
The interactive map, accessed by the link below, can be used to identify the areas covered by the photo missions. Using the tools provided in the map, the researcher simply locates the research area, and then selects the Photo Set point feature(s). The point features contain, as attributes, all of the information about the respective flight (e.g., acquisition date, scale) as well as a hyperlink to the scanned flight map image. Once the researcher has identified the photo set needed, arrangements can be made to view the actual photos by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.