Aerial Photography

Welcome to the Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO)

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APFO is home to one of the country's largest aerial film libraries.  We currently house more than 70,000 rolls of film (10 million plus images). Our film dates from 1955 to the present.  We have coverage of most of the United States and its territories. Historic aerial images play a more vital role today than ever before with environmental assessments, change detection, and property boundary disputes.

Over the years, APFO joined with other federal agencies in cooperative photography programs. The latest program is the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). APFO now provides NAIP digital imagery to the USDA Service Center Agencies that utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as the method for administering federal farm programs. GIS streamlines daily operation and facilitates updates of vital information which also helps support our nation's farmers and ranchers.

How APFO Supports FSA with Geospatial Technology

View a Windows Media Video (.wmv), on how APFO has used and continues to use geospatial technology to facilitate and sustain the growth of FSA programs. To download the 46MB file, click here

An MSWord document of the narration is available here