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UGS Aerial Imagery Collection

Aerial photography and other imagery of Utah


Start Date


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.

Child Items (69214)


Data Owner :
Utah Geological Survey
Contact :
Steve Bowman

Attached Files

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

Material Request Instructions

Individual aerial image scan files may be searched, viewed, and downloaded at 
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Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS


  • National Digital Catalog



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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