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What did your Florida hometown look like
50 years ago? Was it even there? How could
we find out?
Between 1937 and 1972, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture flew hundreds of flights across the
United States capturing pictures of all
agriculturally productive lands. These images
provide a unique view of Florida's lands before
the swamps were drained, the trees timbered,
and modem cities and highways emerged.
In 2002-04, the Florida Department of State
funded the From the Air project at the Digital
Library Center, University of Florida Libraries.
The project has made 80,000 aerial photographs
of Florida available over the Web at
Using the aerial collection
Go to the aerial photography web site at
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1. Click on Basic Search
2. Type in the name of your city, e.g.,
Eustis and click the Search button.
Search by: Search keyword:
Search | Back to main auery menu
A yellow dot appears on the map at Eustis and
the aerial tiles associated with that location
appear in a table.
click the zoom-in magnifier button
over the Eustis dot until the
individual tiles are displayed.
Individual tiles located
To identify individual dots, click on
place the cross hairs over
the exact ( center of the dot
Individual tile image displays
Aerial Photography: Florida
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3. Click on the camera icon
to go to individual titles, or
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From the Air, funded by Florida LSTA, is a project
of the University of Florida Libraries in
collaboration with the PALMM digital initiative
of the public universities of Florida
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to open the map.