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Online Imagery (Aerial & Satellite)
Michigan Geographic Data Library Aerial and Satellite Imagery
1991 to present. The Geographic Data Library catalogs the available spatial data that the State of Michigan provides for Internet access.
The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) acquires imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S. A primary goal of the NAIP program is to enable availability of digital orthophotography within a year of acquisition.
USDA National Resource Conservation Service
Provides county-wide mosaics of 2005 through present orthoimagery.
Aerial Views of Detroit Area, 1949-1997
From Wayne State University, funded by DTE. Available in 72ppi and 600 ppi
SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) collaborative aerial photography purchases. SEMCOG's aerial imagery collection consists of nine flights (or surveys), the first in 1966 then every five years since 1970. Each survey covers the seven counties in Southeast Michigan consisting of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.
The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of the Earth from 1961 through the present. Click on the world map to bring up a list of available tiles. From the list, click on the Tile Number to see a full list of viewing options and tools.
MSU Aerial Image Archive
MSU Aerial Image Archive
The main repository of aerial photography at MSU is located in the Geography Building (formerly the Psychology Research Building) on Auditorium Road at the corner of Bogue. The Archive contains photos back into the 1920's, some in black-and-white and some in color. The Archive is entirely scanned and available online. You must create an online profile for yourself in order to see the inventory and place an order. Please contact them with any questions at (517) 355-3771
Detail from 1938 photo near Gull Lake.
Google Maps recently improved its imagery for the Lansing area. Right click on a place and choose "What's Here?" to reveal the latitude/longitude coordinate.
Drag the little orange man to the road in order to see the "Street View" (limited availability)
Bing Maps provides different imagery
Click on "Birds Eye" view to see the an oblique view