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UGS Aerial Imagery Collection

Aerial photography and other imagery of Utah


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The UGS Aerial Imagery Collection contains aerial photography of Utah originally taken from 1935 to the present, and includes over 125,000 frames and associated indexes, orthophotomaps (semi-controlled orthophotos), and other materials. Aerial photographs are highly sought after for use in geologic, geotechnical, and environmental investigations to document geologic hazards, land-use, geomorphologic, and other changes that may have occurred in a particular area, along with mapping geology, cultural, and vegetation features. The collection contains scanned images of aerial photograhs of Utah and a 0.2 degree buffer beyond the boundaries of Utah from 1935 to the present. Imagery indexes are available in the UGS GeoData Archive System.

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Data Owner :
Utah Geological Survey
Contact :
Steve Bowman

Attached Files

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“Collection Metadata Source File”
3.17 KB application/xml
05_061619_UDP3_Aerial.xml 22.12 MB application/xml
01_080036_NGGDPPMetadata_03012010_0748_AM.xml 247.88 KB application/xml
01_080634_NGGDPPMetadata_03012010_0748_AM.xml 279.52 KB application/xml
01_080920_NGGDPPMetadata_03012010_0748_AM.xml 279.52 KB application/xml
01_081438_NGGDPPMetadata_03012010_0814_AM.xml 247.88 KB application/xml
08_161959_Aerial_Metadata.xml 9.3 MB application/xml
03_094111_NGGDPPMetadata_06032010_0916_AM.xml 18.7 KB application/xml
11_142610_UDP2_Aerial.xml 18.83 MB application/xml
UDP4_Aerial.xml 16.62 MB application/xml
UDP5_Aerial.xml 11.57 MB application/xml
UDP6_Aerial.xml 9.86 MB application/xml
UDP7_Aerial.xml 3.63 MB application/xml

Material Request Instructions

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Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 4777843
UniqueKey State Inventory P1351

NGGDPP Collection Extension

usageTrendThe UGS expects the collection to be used by a greater number of individuals, both internally and externally, once the collection is inventoried and an computerized database catalog is completed and due to the increasing cost of acquiring aerial photography.

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