Aerial Imagery

Aerial photography and imagery are used in geologic, geotechnical, and environmental assessment and investigation projects; land-use planning; ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments; projects documenting land-use, geomorphologic, geologic-hazard, and other changes that may have occurred in a particular area; and, as a historical archive.

Additional Resources

Orthophoto Maps

Historical (1936-1952) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service semi-controlled orthophoto maps (generally 15-minute quadrangle size), scanned and georeferenced by the UGS, are available from the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center’s (AGRC) Image Server using the AerialPhotography_BlackWhite/SCS_HistoricImagery service. This dataset represents the earliest known orthophoto data of Utah.

  1. Follow instructions at AGRC: Using the Utah SGID Image Server (for ArcGIS)
    Other clients are available here.
  2. Open AerialPhotography_BlackWhite/SCS_HistoricImagery service.
  3. View orthophoto data.