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Source information for Minnesota aerial photography holdings in the Borchert Map Library

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The aerial photography holdings in the Borchert Map Library were produced by the agencies listed below. Further informtion about their various products and programs, including ordering information, can be found on each agency's Web site

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FEDERAL AGENCIES

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USDA Farm Service Agency Aerial Photography Field Office USDA Farm Service Agency Aerial Photography Field Office
Primary source of aerial imagery for the United States Department of Agriculture with over 10,000,000 images; imagery dates from 1955 to present

USGS - U.S. Geological Survey home U.S. Geological Survey home

National Archives Cartographic and Architectural Records National Archives Cartographic and Architectural Records
The National Archives holdings include aerial imagery of Minnesota from the mid-1930s to 1954; while these items are not available online, information about ordering reproductions is available here

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STATE AGENCIES

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DNR - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota Department of Natural Resources home
The DNR has photographed most of the counties in Minnesota with significant amounts of forest cover. The DNR uses this imagery in the identification of tree species and the density of vegetative cover in forested areas

MNDOT - Minnesota Department of Transportation Minnesota Department of Transportation home
Most of MNDOT's aerial photo coverage is highway strip photography with larger coverage flown for highway junctions and cities. MNDOT contracts for this aerial photography in conjunction with various engineering and highway studies and surveys

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REGIONAL AGENCIES

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MC - Metropolitan Council Metropolitan Council
The regional planning agency serving the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area and providing essential services to the region. The Metropolitan Council obtained aerial photographic coverage of the seven county metropolitan area for the years 1966, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1980, 1987, 1990 and 1997 for land-use planning. They also provide digital orthophotography (DOQs) of the seven-county metropolitan area from 2000 - present via GIS at the Metropolitan Council

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PRIVATE AGENCIES

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CEWA - Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc. Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc.
Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc. (part of the professional engineering company Clyde E. Williams & Associates, Inc.) is a full service photogrammetric mapping and photographic laboratory firm located in South Bend Indiana

H - Horizons, Inc. Horizons, Inc.
Horizons is an air photo contractor specializing in providing end-to-end, leading edge photogrammetric and remote sensing services for environmental and engineering applications

MH - Markhurd Markhurd
Markhurd is an aerial mapping contractor with holdings that cover most areas throughout the state of Minnesota at various scales and years. Most of this coverage is available to the public

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