UMN home
UMN Libraries homeBorchert Map Library home

Minneapolis / Saint Paul aerial photography holdings

Back to Aerial Photography in the Borchert Map Library

 

In addition to coverage by county - Hennepin for Minneapolis, Ramsey for Saint Paul - the Borchert Map Library holds several specific aerial photography projects for the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul

  • 1938 - Coverage of Minneapolis was obtained by the WPA in 1938 at a scale of 1:5,000. These photo are filed with Hennepin County
  • 1945 - Detailed coverage of the Twin Cities seven county metropolitan area was obtained by MarkHurd for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) in 1945 at a scale of 1:10,000. These photos are filed with Hennepin County
  • 1958 - Complete coverage of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and the adjacent suburbs was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) in 1958. There are 374 photographs at a scale of 1:9,600 in paper format measuring approximately 23" x 29"
  • 1970 - Detailed coverage of Minneapolis was secured by the City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works from a flight flown May 4, 1970 by Chicago Aerial Surveys. There are 82 photos in paper format at a scale of 1:1,200. filed in blue index #10B. Minneapolis City Hall has complete coverage for the city of Minneapolis at this scale dating from the late 1930's to the present
  • 1993 - Detailed coverage of Minneapolis was secured by the City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works from a flight flown in 1993 at a scale of 1:1,200. Photos are in paper format. Minneapolis City Hall has complete coverage for the city of Minneapolis at this scale dating from the late 1930's to the present
  • 1993 - Oblique color photos in paper format of downtown Minneapolis were taken by Horizons, Inc. in 1993 for the City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works. The Borchert Map Library holds 4 of these photos; scale is not supplied. These photos are filed with Hennepin County
  • 1996 - Detailed coverage of Saint Paul was secured by the City of Saint Paul from a flight flown in 1996 at a scale of 1:2,400. Photos are in paper format
  • 1997, 2000 & 2005 - Digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQs) of the Twin Cities seven county metropolitan area from the Metropolitan Council for 1997, 2000 and 2005 are available in the ACIC

 

 

Back to top