USGS Survey Photography

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Abstract: The Survey inventory contains aerial photographs that are retrievable
on a frame by frame basis. A majority of the inventory includes
imagery that originated from the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center (ARC) and the
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC). These images are now archived
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Purpose: Survey photography was collected for various government projects. It also serves as a valuable research tool for the scientific community and general public.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: -41.0   E: -18.0   W: -177.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Survey Photography
Dataset Release Date: 1999-05-27
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, SD USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Photographs
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-07-16
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality These photographs were retrieved under rigid quality control and product specifications (i.e., stereo coverage, continuous area coverage of map or administrative units).
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to for the USGS disclaimer.
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Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Digital Download
Fees: Free. $30.00 fee for unscanned imagery
Phone: 605-594-6594
Fax: 605-594-6151
Email: lta at
Contact Address:
Long Term Archive
U.S. Geological Survey
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-07
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