Individuals from the public can now view and download historical air photographs of Kitchener-Waterloo and surrouding areas from the Historical Air Photography Digitization Project's website.
These photos are available thanks to the efforts of staff at the Map Library, who have spent the past 9 months scanning, archiving, and georeferencing approximately 1,500 black and white air photos taken during the years of 1930 and 1945-47.
|Map Library student staff members Holly Waite and Tony Wu with project lead, Eva Dodsworth.|
The project was described in January's issue of news @ your library, with its two-tier goals being, first, to preserve and archive the air photos, and second, to amplify their research potential through digitization and georeferencing.
It is the georeferencing aspect of the project that has the greatest benefits from a user's standpoint, as it enables static images to be added to Google Earth or any other software that reads spatial information.
For more information, contact:
Geospatial Data Services Librarian
University Map Library