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MSU Map Library: Links to Useful Sites: Imagery

Provides links to major (Free) online mapping resources including interactive maps, static maps, and scanned originals for the World, North America, United States, and Michigan.

Online Imagery (Aerial & Satellite)

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

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

Bing Maps provides different imagery

Click on "Birds Eye" view to see the an oblique view

Subject Guide

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Kathleen Weessies
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Geosciences Librarian; Social Sciences Coordinator; Head, Map Library
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive E240