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Aerial Photo Requests
General Information
Our aerial photo archives go back to the early 1950´s.  They mostly include the areas near state highways and the Oregon shoreline.  We will electronically scan your photos of interest and place the images on our public FTP site.  The internet address of our FTP site will be emailed to you once the images are ready.  Your images will remain on the server for 10 days, after which, they will be deleted.

Photo Request Instructions
There are three ways to submit your request:  Email, FAX or On-line Form Requests.  We do not  take photo requests over the phone.
On-Line Requests:
Use this link to access the On-Line Maps, Plans, and Aerial Photo Requests.
To submit email or Fax requests, please follow the instructions provided below:
Email Requests:
Send e-mail requests to: ODOT Geometronics
Please make sure that the words AERIAL PHOTO REQUEST are included in the subject line.
FAX Requests:
Fax requests to:  (503) 986-3548
Whether email or fax, please provide all of the following information:
Your PAYMENT METHOD - Check or Money Order
The YEARS you are looking for. (example. 1965-1985; before 1981; most recent)
A DETAILED DESCRIPTION of the area you´re interested in.  Some of our photographs can cover several miles of terrain, but we can easily "zoom in" to a specific area and get a much better detailed scan
A MAP of the area.  Any appropriate map will do, so long as you have marked your area of interest.  Here are a couple of good map resources for emailing or faxing:
www.topozone.com - This site contains seamless USGS Quads - use this for rural areas and please include a detailed description of the specific area.  After you have navigated to the area in question, be sure to select the "Show Target Symbol" checkbox and click on the exact area in the map you seek.  Then, simply click in the address/location window to highlight the URL (web address that starts with "www.topozone.com" and is followed by many characters).  After highlighting this text, right click and copy that information and paste that into the body of your email.  You may also print out the map.  Next to the "Show Target Symbol" checkbox is a button that says, "Print this map".  Click on this and it will bring a larger map to the screen.  You may them click the printer icon on your browser, then fax the image. 
www.mapquest.com – Use this site if you seek photos which contain many streets.  The street names can come in handy.  Once you have navigated to the correct map, click the "move location" button at the bottom of the map, then click inside the map to place the red star at the center of your area of interest.  Mapquest also has made emailing or printing their maps easy.  Their buttons are located above the map.
Here is an example of an well-developed aerial photo request.