About the collection
The Map and Government Information Library maintains the largest collection of aerial photography of the State of Georgia outside of the National Archives. The collection consists of over 230,000 photos from the late 1930s through the mid-1990s, produced by a variety of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as academics and private companies.
The Georgia Aerial Photograph Index Collection will one day provide access to digital versions of all indexes in MAGIL’s physical collection. Indexes of select counties in the State of Georgia, along with approximately 50,000 digitized black and white photographs, are available in the Georgia Aerial Photographs database.
Looking for a photo that’s not available online? Please see the MAGIL Access to Georgia County Aerial Photographs policy and feel free to submit a request prior to your visit. Alternately, the UGA Libraries' maintains a list of Independent Researchers who are willing to conduct research for a fee.
Select a county from the list below for detailed information about our holdings for the late 1930s through the mid-1990s. Also, please consult the Legend for Aerial Photography Holdings for information about the fields and codes used on the county holdings pages.
Other sources for aerial photographs
Planning Atlanta – 1949 Aerial Mosaic and Photographs (Georgia State University)
- Our Aerial Photography and Remote Sensed Imagery guide can direct you to sources for those materials.