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 provides access to digital versions of all county 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.
MAGIL has the statewide set of USGS NAPP photos from 1988. While they are not currently available online, an index to the set is now available.
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.