Aerial Photographs

For more information, please contact Kim Gelfuso

Aerial photos are available to the general public for the purpose of viewing and/or reproduction.

The Division of Planning maintains a series of aerial photographs which are available to the general public for the purpose of viewing and/or reproducing. The current inventory includes statewide series for 1939, 1952, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1981, 1988, and 1992.

These photos can be accessed through a variety of means.

  • Original prints from the above mentioned series can be viewed at the Division of Planning, archival storage located at One Capitol Hill, 3rd floor, graphics room, between the hours of 8:30 to 3:30, Monday through Friday, by contacting
    Kim A. Gelfuso, 401-222-5764.
  • Low resolution electronic versions can also be viewed at:
  • The 2002 - 2011 series can only be viewed electronically at RIGIS.

All aerial photos are sent out to a Statewide Planning Program approved vendor for reproduction. Customers are responsible for the payment, pick up and/or delivery of said reproductions. Original photos may not be borrowed. If original photos are required for a subpoena, they must remain in the custody of a staff member from the Statewide Planning Program at all times. Reproductions can be certified stating that it is a copy of the archived original housed within the Statewide Planning Program.