Air Photo Distribution
Attention air photo clients:
Effective June 1, 2019 the Air Photo Library will be changing its hours for public access.
The new hours are:
Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by appointment.
To book an appointment outside of the regular hours please call us at 780-427-3520.
Air Photo Distribution manages and distributes a collection of over 1.5 million aerial photographs taken from 1949 to 2012, for 15,500 different projects. Most of these photographs are black and white; however, some areas have been photographed in colour or false colour.
The projects were flown at different scales and on various dates. To see what is included in the collection, see the section below "Search Online."
Notice to Air Photo Clients
Keep checking back as more view web map services are added to ArcGIS.com.
For all other imagery, post 2012 aerial photographs or digital imagery available to the general public, you may want try these alternatives:
View Only select imagery products, not available to request or download:
For Aerial Imagery regarding the 2013 and 2014 flood events, the following view only web map services are available on ArcGIS.com:
- Flood Imagery Acquired During the Flood Event
- Flood Imagery for High River Acquired July 17, 2013 Between Flood and Post Flood
- Post-flood Imagery 2013
- Flood Imagery Acquired During the Flood Event for Cardston
- Other sources to request or download ortho imagery and services:
- Altalis Ltd.
Distributes a wide provincial collection of ortho imagery products and services to the public.
- Local municipalities
- Altalis Ltd.
Visit the Reference Library
Medium and/or small scale black and white and colour photographs are available for viewing in the Air Photo Library. Copies of the photographs can also be purchased either in hard copies or digital formats.
Air Photo Library Location and Hours of Operation
Air Photo Library
2nd floor East, Muriel Stanley Venne Provincial Centre
12360 142 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2H1
When sending a request via email, leave a detailed message including:
- Mailing address
- Telephone number
- Fax number
- Email address
- Air Photo Order form attachment
For a list of the air photo projects available for any legal land location, access the online search of the Aerial Photographic Record System (APRS) at:
- Search the Aerial Photographic Record System (APRS)
Enter the website by using the following username and password:
APRS is available 24/7 but is only supported Monday to Friday from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm.