Aerial Photography

 Welcome to the Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO)


Thank you for visiting the Aerial Photography Field Office website. We have recently relocated our offices to the William F. Bennet Federal Building. Services are limited as we set up film scanners and connect to imagery servers. We appreciate your patience as we re-establish services and fulfill customer orders.

Due to the federal lapse in funding we are currently processing through a customer backlog of orders.

 Additional Information:

  • Orders are being fulfilled on a priority needs basis. Federal and Legal Institution purchase orders will be designated as priority status and processed in the order they are received.


  • Research requests to determine coverage availability and cost along with pre-orders are still being accepted and processed in the order they are received.


  • We will do our best to provide you with coverage and ordering information in a reasonable amount of time with the current work orders that are in process. Our auto reply message and website indicated below will be updated as more information is made available.


Please contact us with any questions or concerns. If you are checking on the status of your request, please allow 2-3 Business days for a response from our team members. Thank you again for your continued patience while we work to fulfill orders and respond to customer requests.

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

APFO continues to use geospatial technology to facilitate and sustain the growth of FSA programs. To learn more, click here.