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Aerial photographs, satellite and orthoimagery

Aerial photographs

The Geospatial Centre air photo collection consists of paper images from 1930-2000. An interactive map shows the extent and years of coverage. Images of the Region of Waterloo for the years 1930, 1945, 1946 and 1955 are available through the Air Photos Digitization Project. These photos mainly cover the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and adjacent areas. Our most complete coverage of southern Ontario can be found in the 1978 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) collection. The library has a large collection of recent digital orthoimagery available. We also have a small collection of satellite images.

Please note: Air photos are for University of Waterloo patron use only. We do not lend air photos to those outside the UWaterloo community. Additionally, air photos are not allowed to leave the library.

To see which areas are covered for a particular year, use the interactive map. To learn more about finding air photos, take a look at the following library subject guides.

Satellite and orthoimagery