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Farm Service Agency Aerial Photography Imagery Products and Programs

APFO is home to one of the country's largest aerial film libraries. We currently house more than 70,000 rolls of film (10 million plus images). Our film dates from 1955 to the present. We have coverage of most of the United States and its territories. Historic aerial images play a more vital role today than ever before with environmental assessments, change detection, and property boundary disputes.

Over the years, APFO (Aerial Photography Field Office) joined with other federal agencies in cooperative photography programs. The latest program is the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). APFO now provides NAIP digital imagery to the USDA Service Center Agencies that utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as the method for administering federal farm programs. GIS streamlines daily operation and facilitates updates of vital information which also helps support our nation's farmers and ranchers.

The files for locating available aerial imagery include a comprehensive PDF file of all states, Forest Service PDF file, Alpha FIPS PDF file, ability to search for a particular state and county, APFO Historical Availability of Imagery, and ArcGIS Historical Availability of Imagery interactive map.

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Release Date
USDA Farm Service Agency
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 1955
Contact Name
Customer Service Section
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Bureau Code
005:49 - Farm Service Agency