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Aerial Photographs (Virginia)


The Aerial Photographs Collection consists of high- and low-altitude, black and white (B/W) and color (C) aerial photographs taken between 1936 and 2002. Flight coverage is mainly in Virginia, but there is also overlap into the adjoining states of Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia. Photo coverage is not complete for the entire state for any given flight year. A minor part of the collection (<5%) includes infrared photos. The photos are generally in paper format and suitable for use as stereo pairs. Many of the photos were taken during 1950-60 as part of the U.S. Geological Survey program to photo-revise the topographic map series. Photo-mosaic index maps are unavailable for many of the flight missions.

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The collection is currently accessible by visiting the DGMR office in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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<p>This collection record was derived from a survey of State Geological Survey organizations conducted under the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. Final Harvest from State Inventory on Fri Nov 12 15:11:52 CST 2010</p>

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Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1131245
UniqueKey State Inventory P836

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