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Aerial Photographs

Aerial photography can provide useful data when analyzing proposed project sites. The Coastal Commission's mapping unit has consolidated a list of the existing archives of aerial photography for the coastal zone. The table below shows what is generally available and identifies the corresponding source for obtaining prints.

Before ordering, we suggest you contact a staff member in the mapping unit for technical assistance in determining which archives would be most useful for your particular needs.

Coastal Commission Mapping Unit contacts:
Greg Benoit  831.427.4874 or 415.904.9763
Jon Van Coops 415.904.5464

 Aerial Photographs

Year Taken

Type of Photograph/Product

Scale

Coverage

Ordering Contact

1970

Vertical B&W Prints

1:12,000

Coastline and Bays

DWR

1972

Oblique Color Transparencies

No scale

Coastline

Dept. of Boating and Waterways

1977

Vertical Color , CIR, B&W Transparencies

1:32,500

Entire Coastal Zone

NASA

1978/79

Vertical Color Prints

1:12,000

Coastline and Bays

DWR

1986/87

Vertical Color Prints

1:12,000

Entire Coastal Zone

DWR

1987/89

Oblique Color Transparencies

No scale

Coastline

CCC/DWR

1993

Vertical Color Prints

1:12,000

Coastline

DWR

1994

Vertical Color Prints

1:24,000

Selected bays, lagoons and inland areas

NOAA

1997

Vertical Color Prints

1:24,000

Selected bays, lagoons, islands and shoreline areas

NOAA

1998

Vertical Color Prints

1:24,000

Selected bays, lagoons, islands and shoreline areas

NOAA

2001

Vertical Color Prints

1:12,000

Entire Coastal Zone

DWR

 

Dept. of Water Resources contact info:

Paul Ladyman
Chief, Mapping and Photogrammetry Section
1416 9th Street, Room 150
PO Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236
(916) 653-2698

NOAA contact info:

NGS Information Services: Aerial Photography Sales
NOAA / NOS National Geodetic Survey
1315 East-West Highway, Station 9321
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301)713-2692
FAX: (301)713-4172
E-mail: info_center@ngs.noaa.gov


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The photographs above were taken by: Russ Kerr, Chuck Winterhalder, Daniel Darroch, Linda Morrow, David Ranalli and Beth Trauth
2004 State of California. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor.
Conditions of Use  Page last updated October 19, 2010