Historical aerial photography is available for public viewing at our public counter. NO COPIES CAN BE MADE OF THIS PHOTOGRAPHY but the public may request to view specific areas. A Thomas Guide showing overlays of all aerial surveys that resulted in a mapping or other product, can be viewed at the Public Counter, and copies of any available mapping may be ordered. The aerial photographs currently available for viewing are:
1947 Black & White Aerial Photos, photo scale 1" = 1200'
1952-53 Black & White Aerial Photos, photo scale 1" = 1552'
1970 Black & White Aerial Photos, photo scale 1" = 1000'
1990 Color Aerial Photos, Photo scale 1"=1450' (copies of this photography may be purchased through an outside vendor, information available by request)
1990 Color Enlargements scale 1"=500'
1994 Color Eagle Aerial Photos (Indexed to Thomas Guide Pages), enlargement scale 1"=1000' (copies of this photography may be purchased through an outside vendor, information available by request)
If you are interested in viewing historical aerial photography for a specific area, you may call or fax:
Nick Ballon - Phone: (714) 967-0822 or 714.967.0892 Fax
Please provide your:
Specific area of interest (by address or Thomas Guide page and grid #)
Contract staff will call you when photography has been pulled and is available for viewing (usually within 2 business days). Below are sample aerial photos of 2 locations in Orange County. Notice the changes over the years!