Air Photos and Remote Sensing

The Earth Sciences & Map Library has over 80,000 images covering California and other selected areas. Historical coverage is available for some areas from 1931 to the present, with scales between 1:2,400 - 1:40,000. The majority of the collection is 9 x 9 inch contact prints with stereographic coverage.

The Library's collection emphasis is on San Francisco and the East Bay; however, our collection responsibilities also include the nine counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay and northern California, exclusive of the Central Valley. For areas of the state not collected by Berkeley, cooperative collection responsibilities are in place with the map collections of other UC campuses and Stanford University.

Search & find air photos

Catalog of Aerial Photography: for locations in California, select the county that contains the area of interest.

Air photo indexes

OskiCat: use the Advanced Keyword Search to search for subject keywords. Include the term aerial photographs as well as place names. Example: taiwan aerial photographs.

Search Melvyl for air photos held at other libraries within UC, the Stanford University Libraries, and other libraries worldwide.

More air photo and remote sensing resources

EROS Data Center (USGS)
Landsat (USGS)
Map and Imaging Library (UCSB)