Other Sources of Air Photo Information


  • Alberta Government – Air Photo Distribution manages and distributes a collection of over 1.5 million aerial photographs taken from 1949 to 2012, for 15,500 different projects.
  • Foto Flight of Calgary – Foto Flight is a Calgary based company supplying privately flown air photos of Western Canada (Tel: 403-291-2299)
  • University of Calgary Library – The collection of about one million air photos focuses primarily on Calgary and southern Alberta. There is less coverage for northern Alberta and other western provinces and territories.

British Columbia


  • Yukon Energy, Mines & Resources Library – The EMR Library has a collection of over 100,000 aerial photographs covering the Yukon Territory and immediately adjacent areas of northern BC and Northwest Territories.


  • National Air Photo Library, Ottawa – The NAPL collection of about six million air photos dates from the 1920’s and is mainly black and white vertical air photos with some more recent in colour.

USA and International

  • UCSB Library Aerial Photography Research – Comprehensive aerial photo collection specializing in California and USA with some international coverage.  Located at the UC Santa Barbara Library, AIRS provides aerial photo assistance for researchers and the community of California.