Access to Georgia County Aerial Photographs
Effective August 10, 2020, access to Georgia county aerial photographs must be requested and retrieved by MAGIL staff. This move is to ensure less wear and tear on the materials, some of which are in fragile condition.
We encourage researchers to plan ahead and view the available county indexes online through the Georgia Aerial Photography Index Collection and the Georgia Aerial Photographs collection in order to identify the specific photographs needed. Requests can be made via the Aerial Photograph Request Form and will be limited to one (1) location/address per request and five (5) requests per week (Monday-Saturday). Requests can include multiple years.
Until all of the indexes in MAGIL's collection are scanned and made available online, there will be a need for in-person, same-day requests. These can be made at the MAGIL reference desk.
If a digital photograph already exists, that will be provided in lieu of the physical item. MAGIL staff will not scan photos upon request. Researchers may bring their own scanner or use the flatbed scanner available in the GIS Lab.
Retrieved materials will be available at the MAGIL Desk under the requester’s name and date of visit.
Please note that the availability of an index is not an indicator that individual photographs are available for a particular county/year/location.