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University of Florida LibrariesB. LSTA Outcomes PlanProject Summary/Program Purpose: EVALUATION INPUTSACTIVITIESOUTPUTSOUTCOMESINDICATORSSOURCES/METHODSUF Libraries Staff: 1-project manager, 1-map consultant, 1digitization manager, 1-metadata specialist, 1-GIS coordinator, 1-database programmer, 1-usability manager Hire, train, and supervise project staff Purchase and configure server equipment, storage space, and software Imagery and Metadata: 1) 13,418 digitized aerial photos 2) 21,417 records added to aerial database 3) First time digital availability of 19711990 4) 21,417 freely downloadable full resolution scans of aerials 5) 11 created county/year indexes 1. Public uses technology to access information (government agencies, industry, students, and the public use the Web site to access aerial photographs) 1a. 2,000 visits to advanced GIS interfac e (within 3 months of completion) 1b. 2,000 visits to user-friendly Google Map interface (within 3 months of completion) 1c. 2,000 downloads of full-resolution images (within 3 months of completion) 1d. 50 emails submitted through Ask A Librarian portal 1e. Website included in state-wide SUNLINK catalog 1a,b,c. UF system generated statistics to be collected when complete collection is available 1d. Statistics collected by email portal developed by Ask A Librarian staff once complete collection is available 1e. Verified inclusion into SUNLINK by DartClix Project staff: 3-Student Scanning Technicians 1-Student Metadata/Quality Control Technician 5GIS Graduate Student Technicians 1-Educational Media Graduate Assistant 1-Large Format Camera Operator Imagery: 1) Purchase 500 aerial photographs 2) Scan 13,418 aerials and 120 paper indexes 3) Create 11 county/year indexes from 2,600 aerials with photogrammetry suite 4) Georectify 451 indexes 5) Link 21,417 aerial photos to georectified indexes Interface: 1) Beta-interface created,usability testing, final rendition 2) Ask A Librarian Email portal for user comments and questions 3) Usability Report based on school participants feedback 2. Public learns to use technology (Electronic mailing lists, such as the Ask A Librarian network, are used to alert public libraries, schools, government agencies, and academic institutions to th e updated and improved resources; ) 2a. 200 hits on educational modules (3 months) 2b. 200 hits on instructional pages for librarians 2c. 50 listserve/e-flyers responses 2a,b. UF system generated statistics when online help resources available 2c. Project records based on emails received Partners: 1) Roosevelt Middle Magnet School 2) P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School 3) Ask A Librarian staff Evaluation activity: 1) Send Ask A Librarian survey to librarians from 98 libraries accross the state 2) Continue online user survey Server functionality: On demand downloading of 100,000+ images 3. Preservation of the aerial photography collection according to current standards 3. 21,417 images accepted into the DAITSS archive for Preservation standards 3. Verified receipt of images into DAITSS archive The University of Florida Libraries will digitize and make available via the Internet the U.S.Department of Agriculture aerial photographs of Florida from 1971 to 1990, expanding the existing 1938-1970 coverage. The storage and serving capacity of the system will upgraded and enhanced to support the additional 13,500 images and a new user-friendly mapping interface developed u sing Google maps API. Keyword and place name searching will be available. Additionally, users will be able to freely download images of interest in a jpg2000 format. School focus groups and user surveys will direct the design of the new mapping interface. Educational resources from the previous phases will be revised and expanded to assist collection use by researchers and the public. This project will make a total of 100,000 historic aerial images available freely for public use a nd will provide the infrastructure for future development of a state-wide repository of Florida historic aerials. Pro j ect Name: Phase III From the Air: the p hoto g ra p hic record of Florida's lands Universit y of Florida Librari e Outcomes Plan 1

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University of Florida LibrariesINPUTSACTIVITIESOUTPUTSOUTCOMESINDICATORSSOURCES/METHODSImagery: 1) 12,918 aerial photos from the Map & Imagery Library Collection 2) 7,473 images of aerials from the digital collection of FDOT 3) 500 aerials photos purchased from APFO 4) 714 aerial indexes 5) Rectified images from St Johns River Water Management District User interfaces: 1) Develop user-friendly map interface with Google API 2) Conduct focus groups and user surveys with target audiences and revise interface 3) Develop Ask A Librarian email portal for interface Instruction/Training: 1) 5 updated educational models 2) Introduction to aerial photography module 3) Instructional materials developed and distributed Hardware/Storage: 1) Online Access Server (DS4000 EXP420 expansion unit, 2500 GB SAT A drives, 42U Rack) 2) GIS Virtual Server (4GB RAM, 2-750 GB SATA drives) 3) Tivoli archival storage 4) 5 DLC workstations/scanners 5) 5 GIS workstations Training/Instruction: 1) Update educational modules created i n the previous phases 2) Develop instructional matierals for both public and academic librarians 3) Ask A Librarian: training, outreach, public instruction, portal development Publicity: PR outputs (reaching audiences Media Specialists, Florida History, Sciencists) Software: 1) ERDAS Leica Photogrammetry Suite and software license for one year 2) ESRI ArcGIS Version 9.3 software 3) Adobe Photoshop version 8.0 professional 4) Customized metadata/imagery harvesting software Publicity: 1) Create audience-specific e-flyers to send to listserves and target audience groups (Ask A Librarian network, LM_NET, fl-lib) 2) Send electronic promotional materials Outcomes Plan 2

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 1 C. Action Plan Project Status Introduction to Submitting Agency Located in Gainesville, Alachua County, the Libraries of the Universi ty of Florida form the largest information resource system in the st ate of Florida. The Libraries of t he University of Florida consist of eight libraries. Six are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Librarie s of the University of Florida and two (Health Scienc es and Legal Information) are at tached to their respective administrative units. Together the Libraries hold over 4,229,717 catalogued volumes, 7,814,666 microforms, 1,335,094 documents, 848,615 maps and images, and 19,287 computer data sets. FTE staffing at the Libraries includes 70 professionals, 153 support staff, and 155 student assistants. The Libraries serve over 50,000 students and a faculty of 2,865. The operating budget for 2008-2009 was $22,553,276. Recent grant adminis trative experience within the Libraries includes an IMLS grant Ephemeral Cities, two LSTA grant awards FEFDL Florida Electronic Feder al Depository Library and Rewiring Florida's News, and an NEH grant award for "Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature." Background to Project From the Air: the photographic record of Floridas lands Historic aerial photographs dramatically document changes in Floridas land use. Between 1937 and 2000, the U.S. Department of Agri culture flew numerous flights across Florida creating close to 100,000 black and white, 9 x 9 aerial photographs with accompanying photomosaic and paper indexes. This collection has an established record of value to and use by broad segments of Florida's population (see Appendix 1, Letters of Support). Due to the unst able nature of the photographic negatives' sodium nitrate composit ion, the U.S. government destr oyed archival negatives for the earliest photos. As a result, the agi ng hard-copy photographic prints are all that remain of this historic resource. Originally, the images were intended to assist farmers determine accurate assessments for their farms and to provide information on crop determinat ion and soil conservation. Today, these images provide some of the oldest land use/cover information available and are used extensively in agriculture, conservation, urban planning, recreation, education, hydrology, geology, land use, ecology, geography, and history (see Appendix 2, Examples of Aerial Photograph Use). The University of Florida Map & Imagery Library houses the largest and most complete collection of Florida aerial photographs outside of the National Archives in Wa shington, D.C. In 2002, an LSTA grant funded the first phase of the From the Air project which di gitized the aging 1937-1951 aerial photographs and photomosaic indexes The subsequent grant for 2003-2004, funded the digitization of the 1952-1970 aeria l photographs. During the first two phases of the project From the Air: the photographic record of Floridas lands 84,000 historic Florida aerial photo tiles capt ured between 1937 and 1970 we re scanned, the image quality enhanced, and derivative web-friendly formats created. Addi tionally, all the photomosaic indexes for Florida flights were scanned and geo-rectified. This permi tted a point on each tile to be aligned to the indexes, thus creating a map laye r that shows the approximate geographic position of each tile. The original TIFF files were archived on gold-based DVDs in the Digital Library Center, University of Florida Libraries (DLC), and the derivative SID files were st ored and served on a SID server maintained at the Florida Center for Library Automation.

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 2 Beyond the development of the onlin e Florida Aerial Photography collection website, instructional materials were developed to assist students and the public on interpretation and use of aerial photograph collection. Four online educational modules were created to support the Social Studies Sunshine Standards: Spanish Explorers in the New World, St. Augustine; Miami, and A Place in Time. Presentations were given by library st aff on the project at a number of professional conferences such as the American Library A ssociation Annual Confer ence, the annual Florida Association for Media in Education conference, and the Annual Conference of the International Association of Marine and Aquatic Scienc e Libraries and Information Centers. Since the completion of Phase II Online access and grass-roots promotion of this collection http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/d igital/collections/flap/ has resulted in thousands of visits and ongoing requests for assistance in use. Requests for providing full-re solution images in a variet y of formats, e.g., SID and TIFF are received on a weekly basis including hu nters, writers, conservationists, and land developers. Since this project' s inception in 2002, the University of Florida has responded to all requests from researchers who were seeking assist ance in using the system. These requests varied from how to search by township/range to providing hundreds of digital images for use in projects by state agencies, institutions and companies. Lite rally hundreds of staff hours have been spent assisting the citizens of Florida and the U.S. to use this collection. Statistics from the SID server maintained by Florida Center fo r Library Automation (FCLA) are available as a composite figure. Between 12/17/2004 when the first aerials became available until 12/21/2008 there have been 35,836 visitors to the website. One of the recurring requests by users was the desire to download images they needed without UF staff intervention. In 2007, the Un iversity of Florida Libraries began an upgrade/migrat ing project to reformat the original TIFF images to jpg2000 im ages. Currently, these images are being loaded on a jpg2000 server purchased and maintained by the UF Libr aries. As of February 3, 2009, 79,000 of the 84,000 aerial titles were converted and loaded. Statistics on use of the new format indicate that in 2007, there were 447 hits in 32 sessions and in 2008, there were 13,784 hits in 961 sessions. T he jpg2000 images are comp liant with accepted industry standards and are non-proprietary. By the mi ddle of 2009, all of the original aerials will be available in the new format. Introduction to Phase III The decades of the 70s and 80s represented a time of continued growth in Florida. This growth was matched by infrastructure ex pansion including road building, new towns, and wide spread changes in land use. On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened outside of Orlando, FL. All of these events were re corded in the aerial photographs shot at this time which is the focus of Phase III. Phase III will: 1) expand the digital photographic aeria l collection to include 197 1-1990, 2) expand the technology infrastructure to include a file se rver that will permit users to independently download images and to add an advanced GIS data server, and 3) create a new user-friendly interface using Google API.

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 3 The majority of the images will be captured from the photographs in the Map & Imagery Library, University of Florida Libraries. Additionally, 7,473 compatible digitized images from other Florida state agencies will be used to fill in some collection gaps. Remaining gaps will be filled through aerial photographs purchased from t he USDA's Aerial Photography Field Offi ce. The Digital Library Center (DLC) will provide the technical support to scan t he photos, assure image qua lity, archive the TIFF files, and prepare the jpg2000 derivat ive files to be made availa ble to users worldwide. Since the completion of Phase II, two critical needs have been identified: 1) professional users wanted a means of downloading images without mediation, and 2) the GIS map interface required some knowledge of GIS functionality inhibiting use by the general population. Phase III will address these two issues by installing a server that will permit users to download images on demand and create a new user-friendly map interface designed for K-12 and general users (see Appendix 3, User Survey Results) Audiences being targeted during Phase III incl ude middle and high school students/teachers and Florida librarians. Focus groups at Roosevelt Middle Magnet School, West Palm Beach and P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, Gainesville will inform the design of the new user map interface. Florida librarians in the Ask a Librarian network prov ide state-wide assistance to Florida citizens. They will be trained in use of this ne w resource and will help promote its use throughout Florida. Project Activities Three products that will result from the succe ssful completion of this final phase of the From the Air project: I. Digitization of the historic Aerial P hotography Florida Collection from 1971-1990 1. 500 aerial photographs will be purchased to cover collection gaps 2. Over 13,000 9x9 aerial photographs from the Map collecti on will be scanned 3. 7,473 digital images from other agencie s will be integrated into this year range 4. Archive TIFF files will be added to the DAITSS system and der ivative jpg2000 formats for web serving will be created II. Technology Infrastructure Upgrade fo r Open Access and Retrieval and Database Enhancement 1. The Library's open access server and the new GIS server will come online 2. Photogrammetry software will be used to create 11 separ ate mosaic indexes from 2,600 individual photographs 3. Over 700 photomosaic and paper indexes will be used to create base maps to which the individual aerial photographs will be linked 4. All images from all Phases will be openly shared for viewing and downloading III. Enhanced Public Access 1. A user-friendly searchable Google Maps API interface will be designed and implemented 2. Focus groups in partnership with schools will hel p design the interface 3. Instructional and educat ional guides for target audiences will be developed, promoted, and distributed Each product, required action, and justification is given below.

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 4 Product 1: Digitization of th e 1971-1990 aerials of the historic Florida aerial collection 1. Purchase aerial photographs for missing coverage Gaps in Florida imagery coverage for the years of this proposal exist. The Map Consultant and the Project Manager will prioritize the missi ng areas and select 500 aerials to acquire. They will be purchased from the USDA's Aerial Photography Field Office, Utah. 2. Scan 9x9 aerial photographs The Map & Imagery Library aeria l collection currently contai ns 13,418 unique paper aerial images from 1971-1990 that will be scanned as part of the digitization project. Unlike previous flights, the scale from 1979 on was revised to 1:40,000 from 1:20,000 or 1:24:000. This is reflected in fewer images per flight. Digit al images donated by the Florida Department of Transportation will add 7,473 unique views. A tota l of 21,417 digital im ages will be added to the collection during Phase III. Preparation of the aerial photographs will be done by the Map library staff. The scanning, image enhancement, and quality cont rol of the aerial photographs will continue to be performed at the Digital Librar y Center, University of Flor ida. The Project Manager in consultation with the Digitization Manager and Coordinator have set the standards for scanning the aerial photography. St udents hired as scanning and quality control technicians will assure image creation/enhancement, GIS, and quality control. Sc anning will conform to all appropriate standards and at pixel-per-inch resolutions a nd bit-depths that are consistent with the recommendations of Cornell University's Moving Theory into Practice Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives (Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger [Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, 2000]). Electroni c archive masters are uncompre ssed TIFF files (ITU 6.0) at 100% scale: the current de facto standard for electronic image archives. Under the supervision of the Digitization Manager, photographs will be digitized and produced in graphical file formats (i.e., TIFF) by scanning technicians to meet the requirements of the item's physical format. Images will be scanned at 615 dpi, 256 grey-scale. T he quality control technician will perform final image review and derive the display format (jpg2000). Because the average file size of a digitized aerial photograph is approximately 30 MB, a compressed jpg2000 version of 1.3-1.5 MB will be created for serving over the Web. The accessible version of the digital product will be maintained by and served from the DLC's site The archived version of the digital product will be migrated to, maintained by, and served from Tivoli, IBM's dat a storage manager utilized at the University of Florida. 3. Archive TIFF files in the DAITSS system and create derivative jpg2000 formats for web serving The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has made available to this project 7,473 digital images from 1971-1990. T hese images are currently in jpg format and will be converted to jpg2000 images for access and to TIFF images for archival purposes. The FDOT images scanned at 1200 dpi will be down sampled to matc h the 615 dpi resolution used during the previous Phases. Each file name will be am ended to provide full int egration with the naming scheme currently used in this project. The archival TIFF images will be stored permanently in the Dark Ar chive in the Sunshine State (DAITSS) facility, hosted by the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA). This facility is one of the few in the United St ates that is striving to ac hieve national and international recognition as a trusted digi tal preservation repository. In essence, DAITSS will maintain a usable version using the best format migration t ools available. Further information on this system is available at http://www .fcla.edu/digitalArchive/index.htm.

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 5 Product 2: Technology Infrastructure Upgraded for Open Access and Retrieval 1. Expand open access server, purchase, in stall and configur e new GIS server The Digital Library Center's existing open access server will be expanded to provide the necessary memory and storage to support full -resolution images of the aerial photographs scanned during all project phases: approximatel y 100,000 images. Expanding the current server involves purchasing a DS4000 EXP420 expa nsion unit, 2500 GB SATA drives (one for redundancy), and a 42U Rack. Proposed storage space costs are based on the current competitive pricing for redundant se rver hard drive expansions to ensure that the aerials are always accessible from one of the University of Florida Digital Collections' servers. The additional server space will build off the existing Un iversity of Florida Digital Collections servers and storage arrays and permit public access to dow nload the aerial digita l images. In the past, these images were pulled individually as patrons, agencies, or groups requested them and processing requests involved hundreds of hours of staff time. The new GIS server will store, query, and dist ribute the increasingly large GIS tile database and control the functionality needed for web based advanced GIS searches. The current server is 6 years old, has 2 GB of memo ry, and 200GB of disk space. This has proven inadequate for the type and number of FTA GIS database queries. To perform optimally the new GIS server will be a virtual server incl uding Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Service Packs and patches SP1, SP2, Internet Information Server Web Server Version 6.0, 4 GB of RAM, 750 GB of disk space. The UF Library will provide technical support of the new userfriendly search map interface, and the advanced GIS server. 2. Purchase specialized photogrammetry software The Library currently uses remote sensing softw are which easily manipulates spatial imagery. However, the basic software license requires an add-on in order to create and spatially reference the photomosaic indexes required by this project. Leica Photogrammetry Suite software will be licensed for 1 year as an add-on to the Library's existing remote sensing software license. The software will then be used to create 11 county-year photomosaic images from 2,600 individual tiles that have no publicly or privately available index. 3. Process photomosaic indexes for the aerials from 1971-1990 and link individual aerials to the indexes Processing the photomosaic indexes to create a GI S layer of tile locations includes creating a digital image of each index s heet, and georereferencing and stitching the digital images by county. A large format digital camera oper ator will photograph the 120 paper indexes that were not part of the previous two phases. Ther e are also approximately 11 county/year groups representing 2,600 tiles with no photomosaic indexes availa ble in the collection or for purchase. GIS technicians will use the spec ialized photogrammetry software to create and rectify 11 index mosaics for these aerials so t hat they can be found through geographic search interfaces. Finally, there are an additional 320 previously scanned Phase III photomosaic paper indexes that will be geor eferenced. In total, 451 indexes will be geograhically referenced. The hyperlinking of 21,417 individ ual aerial photographs to the digita l indexes will also be done by the GIS technicians. The final georefer enced indexes will be used to create a GIS point layer. The geographic points wil l be intersected with other GIS layers, such as Township, Range, and Section, USGS quad sheet, zipcode boundaries, etc. in order to populate the searchable GIS database. Additionally persistent universal resource locators (PURLS) linking

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 6 to the individual aerial tiles will be added to the database. The new points and data will be add to the whole GIS database created in Phases I and II. While the individu al digital aerial tile images will not be georeferenced, the image format will be suitable fo r rectification and use in some remote sensing and Geographic Information S ystems (GIS) applications For each digital image, metadata records will be created, link ed to individual images, and entered into a searchable database. Appropriate records will be added to other state ae rial directories. 4. Openly share all images for viewing and downloading The full resolution JPEG2000s scans of the aeria ls will be made freely available for download from the open access server. Over the years, the St. John's River Water Management District has borrowed aerial imagery produced in previous project phases and georeferenced them for District projec ts. In return for use of the imagery the District provided co pies of their georeferenced files. These georeferenced aerial photogr aphic images are highly valued and will also be made freely available through the website. Future georeferenced images receiv ed from public agencies or private contributors will be included for distribution. Product 3: Enhanced Access through New Interface 1. Create user-friendly map interface using Google Maps A PI In an earlier phase of the projec t, an interface was created which has worked quite well with GIS experts. However, this application has proven di fficult for non-GIS specia lists. In this grant cycle, a user-friendly interface will be created. This will lower the bar for access to this critical and historic data and allow for increased use in academic environments, particularly middle schools and high schools. This interface will utilize Google Maps API for display and searching. Google Maps API has been utilized in many other applications, which will lend an air of familiarity to project users. Th is will additionally allow for re verse geocoding and allow users to type in an address or geographic landmark name to view the related historic aerial photography. 2. Set up focus groups with partner school s to test and refine the new interface The two new audiences targeted for the final phas e of the aerial's proj ect are 1) middle school/high school students and teachers and 2) lib rarians statewide. Having the Florida Aerial Photography Collection online was deemed highly useful by a number of educators. Unfortunately, the complexity of the original GIS interface kept the collection from being used to its fullest potential. O ne of the major aims of this final phas e is to overcome this barrier by providing a user-friendly map interf ace specifically designed for this audience. To achieve this result, project staff will hold focus groups in schools consisting of students and teachers. Roosevelt Middle School, a magnet school dedi cated to environmental science and GIS, has agreed to test the interface and host focus groups on location. This will be carried out by the Usability Manager who will tr avel to West Palm Beach, FL to conduct the focus groups. The same process will occur in two classrooms, one middle and one high school, at the P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville. The second target audience consists of libra rians who staff reference desks in public and academic libraries. Librarians have the ability to reach large numbers of people within their constituent communities. Many also understand t he specific needs of these communities and can evaluate the user-friendly map interface to det ermine how it can meet the needs of larger user groups that can't be target ed individually. To achieve this, project staff will send out online

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 7 surveys to Ask A Librarian participants in libra ries throughout the state. Results from these surveys will provide input for refining the user-f riendly map interface to better suit the needs of users in a variety of environments. 3. Develop resource guides for target audiences Another benefit for the projec t's targeted groups includes an increased understanding of how and when it is appropriate to use the Florida Ae rial Photography Collection. Neither group can be assumed to have extensive knowledge of spatia l data and resources. During the first phase of this project, curriculum modules were dev eloped. These modules will be revised to better utilize the newly developed user-friendly map interface. Librarians are often challenged to close gaps in patrons' incomplete knowledge. When dealing with spatial resources it is particularly difficult to know and be aware of the different tools available to answer the patrons' questions. Online guides will be designed to provide assistance during reference interviews and to determine when the online Florida Aerial Photography Collection can be useful to satisfy patrons' needs. Online guides will be developed separately for public and academic libra ries to serve these specific patrons' requirements. Publicity Publicity in the first two phases focused on distri buting information on the project electronically and through targeted mailings to public libraries middle schools, high schools, university departments, community colleges, governmental and priv ate organizations. The third phase will alert all audiences to the expanded coverage and new inte rface functionality through the same distribution channels. The new target audiences of secondary schools will be reached through listserves, such as LM_NET and fl-lib, and presentations at the Florida Association for Media in E ducation, the Florida Association of Science Teachers, Florida Council for the Social Studies, and the Florida Library Association. Audience-specific flyers will alert them to the re source and provide ideas for how and when to use the resource in the curriculum and with patrons. Additional awareness in the K-12 community will be gained through the inclusion of the resource in the SUNLINK catalog. SUNLINK is a website whos e primary purpose is to promote the sharing of resources through all the schools in Florida. Materi als from K-12 schools in Fl orida are cataloged and made available to schools throughout the state. In addition, educatio nal websites are also selected and cataloged for the collection if t hey meet the selectio n criteria. The comp leted aerial photography of Florida website will be submitt ed with specific attention paid to t he selection criteria. The website will then be available to a multitude of educators and students through a respected and wide-used source. Florida librarians in the Ask A Librarian network will also be targeted. The Project Manager will be attending the Florida Library Association's (FLA) Annual Conference in 2010 to present information on how to help patrons use this digital collection. Further, this network of 98 libraries has agreed to help promote and distribute informa tion about the project. The Project Manager's presentation at the FLA conference will also cover future plans to create a state-wide collection of historic aerial photographs fr om multiple sources.

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 8 Timeline Time Table Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept 1. Purchase equipment, software, servers, and aerial photography 2. Hire and train students techs 3. Install and configure new GIS virtual server and open access server expansion 4. Digitize 1971-1990 aerial photographs and paper indexes / Convert FDOT files to archivable and accessible format 5. Rectify paper indexes and photomosaic indexes, create indexes using photogrammetry software, and populate GIS database to link to individual aerials 6. Archive TIFF format full resolution images in DAITSS 7. Develop and refine user-friendly map interface 8. Conduct focus groups and usability studies on new web interface 9. Update educational modules and develop online guides for targeted user groups 10. Create "Ask A Librarian" email portal for the site (per Partnership Agreement) 11. Develop and distribute electronic publicity and resource guides 12. Submit completed website to DartClix for inclusion in Sunlink Catalog 13. Present work in progress at conferences

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 9 Sustainability Funding included in this current phase for a public accessible server seeks to address the need of users to have access to the full-resolution image f iles and to lessen the staff time involved in supporting this collection. Additio nally, the initial interface creat ed was based on a GIS platform that required a user-friendly understanding of GIS functi onality to be used with ease. This phase also addresses that issue by proposing the development of a second, user friendly interface based on Google Map functions. Both of these enhancements are expected to provide substantial benefits to both the developers and users of this collection and to increase the sustainability of this project by reducing the UF resources allocated to actively supporting its use. Because this collection has gained high visibility withi n the state, users have o ffered to provide digital images of other historic flights fo r incorporation into the collection. If this final phase is funded, integrating additional co llections will become an option. As an example, Benjamine Garcia, GIS Manager for Lake County Water Authority in Tavares has offered to send the list of aerials from a 1941 Army Corps of Engineers flight to integrat e into the database. The St. Johns River Water Management District has already completed the georefer encing of several sets of District aerials, and returned the rectified images to t he project. At the present time, the project developers have agreed to freely provide all of the images available fo r 16 counties to the South West Florida Water Management District. The District will georeference the images and return them to be integrated into the project. It is the ultimate goal of the project developers to create a state-wide collect ion of historic aerial photographs. Within the UF collections, there exist two additional collections that would be of value to researchers. There is a large aerial photograph collection that has been deve loped specifically to trace citrus land use in Florida. Future plans include digitizing the citrus survey aerials from 1960 to the present. Dr. Adair Wheaton of t he Citrus Research and Education C enter, Lake Alfred, FL writes: You are aware that we have aerial phot ography for almost all of the citr us in the state, taken every 2 years from about 1960 to the present. A wealth of information is hidden in these map [sic] and digitizing these maps would provi de a wealth of new information about the development of the citrus industry in Florida. I hope your project will include di gitizing these maps. Additionally, in the Map & Imagery Library, there is a collection of 829 rolls of black and white, color, and color infrared film of various sizes (9" x 9", 70 mm, and 4" x 5"), eac h containing upwards of 100 aerial photographic images covering thirty-seven separate missions c onduced by NASA's Kennedy Space Center in the 1970s. These images captured by a camera attached to a fixed-wing aircraft co ver such missions as "Biological Control of Aquatic We eds in Florida," which includes aerial photography of lakes in ten Florida counties from 1972 to 1976. This type of imager y is priceless in terms of documenting historic changes in Florida's landscape. With funding from an internal UF grant, this NASA collection is currently being inventoried and test digitizations condu cted. Once this pilot is completed, external funding sources will be sought to digitize the entire collection and make it available as part of the From the Air collection. As noted above, the University of Florida Libraries through the Digital Library Center has fully and actively supported this collection and its associated reference/research services during the last six years and will continue to provide excellent service to anyone using the collection. Additionally, the DLC is currently involved in a massive migration of images from the proprie tary SID format to the industry standard jpg2000 format. This migration and the purchase and confi guration of a jpeg2000 server will be used to house and serve the images creat ed during this grant per iod, as part of the entire collection. The University of Florida Libraries are fully comm itted to supporting this project

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photogr aphic record of Floridas lands Action Plan 10 indefinitely as a service to the UF community and the citizens of Fl orida. Any hardware/software costs needed for future digital curation and serving of th is collection will be bor ne by the University Libraries, including any future costs for archiving the images at DATISS. Partnerships Partner 1: Roosevel t Middle Magnet School Partner 2: P. K. Yonge Deve lopmental Research School Partner 3: Florida Librarians Partner with Ask A Librarian Roosevelt Middle School is a magnet school located in West Palm Beach, FL that has a focus in environmental science and Geographic Information S ystems (GIS). P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, Gainesville Florida is desi gned as a special school district under Florida Department of Education f unding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts. Both partners have agreed to test the user interf ace for ease of use and applicability to middle and high school curricula. Students and teachers will provide feedback in a focus group environment that will inform the im provement of the user inte rface and offer suggestions on incorporating this collection in classroom activiti es. Schools will benefit from having this valuable online resource free of charge and without mediation. Ask A Librarian is a state-wide network of 98 librari es that offer online reference assistance to the citizens of Florida. Ask A Librarian participant s will benefit by acquiring skills to use an historic collection of broad interest to the ci tizens of Florida. This network has agreed to promote the Aerial Photography of Florida website to reference librarians state-wide, to assist with the distribution of instructional materials, and to develop a virtual em ail/chat reference services portal specifically designed for the online website.

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BUDGET (Round all amounts to the nearest dollar. Add additional lines if needed to include all information in a section.) LST A LOCAL/STATE MATCH SALARIES & BENEFITS (Position Title) F.T.E. (All salaries to be paid from federal or local sources) Project Manager (Carol McAuliffe) 0.1 $ not included Map Consultant(Jennifer Farrington) 0.03 $ 1,432 $ Digitization Manager (Randall Renner ) 0.05 $ 2,660 $ Database Programmer (Mark Sullivan) 0.15 $ 10,645 $ Metadata/Quality Control Manager (Jane Pen) 0.03 $ 1,573 $ GIS Coordinator (Joe Aufmuth) 0.08 $ 6,182 $ Usability Manager (Marilyn Ochoa ) 0.05 $ 1,502 $ 3 Student Scan Techs 0.54 8,156 $ $ 1 Student QC/Metadata Tech 0.11 1,868 $ $ 1 Student Digital Camera Operato r 0.02 400 $ $ 5 Student GIS Techs 1.3 32,435 $ $ 1 Graduate Student Educational Media Specialist 0.17 4,135 $ $ TOTAL SALARIES ……………………………………...46,994 $ 23,994 $ LIBRARY MATERIAL S (Include types of materials to be purchased) Purchase 500 BW Aerials from APFO 6,500 $ $ TOTAL LIBRARY MATERIALS .………………………6,500 $ $ TRAVEL 2010 Florida Library Association Annual Conference (1person/1 day/1 night) 261 $ $ West Palm Beach Focus Group (1 person/1 day/1 night) 473 $ $ TOTAL TRAVEL…………………………….…………… … 734 $ $ EQUIPMENT (Equipment and furniture with a useful life of at least one year and a unit cost of $1,000 or more) GIS Virtual Server (Operating System: Windows 2003 Server Standard or Enterprise, Service Packs/Patches: SP1, SP2, Web Server: Internet Information Server Web Server Version: 6.0, Minimum of 4 GB of RAM, Minimum of 750 GB of disk space) 3,500 $ $ 42U Rack (Open Access Server Expansion) 1,464 $ $ DS4000 EXP420 expansion unit (Open Access Server Expansion) 4,473 $ $ TOTAL EQUIPMENT…………………………………..9,437 $ $ Library Name : George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Project Name : Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands Budget 1

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OTHER (Specify) Tivoli Storage Costs 355 $ $ ERDAS Leica Photogrammetry Suite and software license for one year 1,500 $ 500 GB SATA drive (Open Access Server Expansion) 744 $ 500 GB SATA drive for redundancy (Open Access Server Expansion) 744 $ $ TOTAL OTHER ………………………………………….3,343 $ $ TOTAL…………..………………………………………67,008 $ +23,994 $ =91,001.70 $ Library Name : George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Project Name : Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands Budget 2

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III: From the Air: the phot ographic record of Floridas lands Budget Narrative 1 D. Budget Narrative Salaries & Benefits To carry out the Phase III proposed project, From the Air, the photographic record of Floridas lands the University of Florida Libr aries will contribute a technica l team consisting of one Project Manager, one map consultant, one digitization manager, one metadata specialist, one GIS coordinator, one database programmer, and one usabi lity manager. The Head of the Map & Imagery Library will be the overall project manager. Specific project duties for each individual are given below: Project Manager: will provide administrative and budgetary oversight including supervising the hiring of project staff and purchas e of necessary equipment and software; reports directly to the funding agency; tracks and revises Action Plan as necessary. Map Consultant: will assist the Program Manager in the selection of 500 aerial photographs to be purchased; selection of the 13,418 historic al aerial photographs and 120 paper indexes to be digitized; preparing and tracking of aerials and indexes selected for digitization. GIS coordinator: will hire and supervise the GIS technicians who will rectify the paper and photomosaic indexes and link them to individual flight images; document the reliability of images for GIS applications; supervise the creation of appropriate geospatial metadat a, assists in the development of online help sections for use and inte rpretation of the aerials; oversees the use of specialized photogrammetry software to create inde xes for aerials where no index is available. Digitization Manager: will provide hands on training in scanning and basic quality control for the scanning technicians; supervise the scanni ng of the 13,418 aeria l photographs and 120 paper indexes; supervise quality cont rol and production of compressed derivatives for Web serving; and integrate the scanning oper ations with populating t he metadata database. Metadata/Data Specialist: will work with the Project Manager, Digitizat ion Manager, and GIS Coordinator to determine appropriate metadata colle ction procedures and appropriate interfaces to that data. Database Programmer: will work wit h the Project Manager to develop new user-friendly map interface in Google API, install and configur e of new servers, coordinates making the high-resolution and georectified images available through the website; assist in the development of online help sections for new user-friendly interface The UF Libraries will contribute cost share ( salary/benefits ), for the following st aff: Map Consultant, Jennifer Farrington (3% $1,084/$348); Digitization Manager, Randall Renner (5% $2,038/$622); Database Programmer, Mark Sullivan (15% $8,377/$2,268); Metadata/Qua lity Control Manager, Jane Pen (3% $1,058/$514); GIS Coordinator, Joe Aufmuth (8% $4 ,511/$1,671); Usability Manager, Marilyn Ochoa (5% for six months $1,159/$343). As in the previous two phases of this project, the Project Manager, Carol McAuliffes sa lary and benefits were not included in the cost share though it is estimated that she will spend 10% of her time. This LSTA funding request covers the following st udent workers. Wages indi cated are commensurate with those currently paid within the state university system. Estimates for actual time necessary to perform these duties were derived from actual time logs for recent similar activities: five scanning technicians (15 hrs/week for 15 weeks @ $7.25/ hr totals $8,156); a me tadata/quality control technician based on 13,418 images @ 60/hr totals 225 hrs ($8.30/hr @ 15 hrs/ week for 15 weeks); a

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University of Florida Libraries Phase III: From the Air: the phot ographic record of Floridas lands Budget Narrative 2 digital camera operator based on 120 paper index images @ 3/ hr totals 40 hrs (20 hrs/week @ $10/hr for 2 weeks totals $400); five GIS technicians based on effort to create 11 indexes, georectifying 451 indexes and linking 21 ,417 images totaling 2,703 hours ($32, 435); educational media graduate assistant to work for the Usability Manager to suppor t the preparation of materi als for usability focus groups, coordination of sessions, update past curricu lum modules for using the user-friendly map interface, and support the development of new instructional materials. Library Materials The UF Libraries will purchase 500 black and whit e aerial photographs from the Aerial photography. Cost is $13/photograph for a total of $6,500.These historical aerials will fill in collection gaps for specific geographic regi ons of Florida. Travel One project staff person plans to travel to the 2010 Florida Library Association Annual Conference to present information about the From t he Air project and how it can be easily used to satisfy a variety of patrons needs. Round trip to Orl ando from Gainesville is 218 miles @ $0.445/mile which totals $97, plus $36 for meals and $100 for hotel for one night. One project staff person plans to travel to West Palm Beach to conduct one day of usability focus groups with teachers and students at Roosevelt Mi ddle Magnet School. Round trip to West Palm Beach from Gainesville is 538 miles @ $0.445/mile which totals $239, plus $36 for meals and $150 for hotel for one night. Equipment The current Open Access Server at the Univer sity of Florida must be expanded to allow approximately 100,000 aerial image f iles to be freely accessible. To expand this server, a DS4000 EXP420 expansion unit ($4,473), and a 42U Rack ($1,464) are required. Th e total cost of items over $1,000 included in the server expansion is $5,937. The new GIS server is necessary to store, quer y, and distribute the increasingly large GIS tile database and control the web based advanced search GIS interface. The specifications for this server include Windows 2003 Server Standard or Enterprise, service packs/patches SP1 and SP2, Internet Information Server Web Server Version: 6.0, 4 GB of RAM, and 750 GB of disk space for a cost of $3,500. Other The costs for the TIFF files in Tivoli, IBMs data storage manager utilized at the University of Florida, are $349/TB for transfer and then storage is $219/TB per year. The 21,417 image file (approx. 626GB) transfer cost will be $218 and $137 for the annual storage totaling $355. Two 500GB SATA drives ($744/each) will be purchased: 1) to expand the open access server and 2) for fail safe backup. The total cost for both drives is $1,488. ERDAS Leica Photogrammetry Suit e software will be licensed for 1 year for $1,500 as an add-on to the Library's existing remote sensing software license. The software will allow 11 indexes to be created for 2,600 individual tiles that have no publicly or pr ivately available index.

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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography RequestsUniversity of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands RequestorCounty tilesCoverage request and ResponseRosanna Rivero Everglades Foundation 18001 Old Cutler Road Suite 625 Miami Florida 33157 Glades, Henry, Palm beach, Martin ,Okeechobee counties Lake Okeechobee and surronding areas Susan Brown Assistant PPDS Florida Park Service District 2 Administration 4801 Camp Ranch Road Gainesville, Fl. 32641 Aerials of state parksUsed images for annual celebration of District 2, Florida Park service Alicia A. Deochan Environmental Analyst Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Suite 300 10117 Princess Palm Avenue Tampa, Florida Pasco CountyTownship/Range searching for aerials in Pasco County 1941 Josh Kohlbecker CH2M Hill 4350 W. Cypress Street, Suite 600 Tampa, Florida 33607-4155 Eglin Air Force BaseAerials covering Eglin, Florida R. Mike Paige Project Coordinator *DMK Associates, Inc.* 6311 Atrium Drive, Suite 200 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 Sent instructions for searching Township/Range Lizbeth Childs, E.I. PBS&J 1901 Commonwealth Lane Tallahassee, Florida 32303-3196 FranklinSupplied correct attribution statement for aerials from Franklin County Eric Gillis Project Scientist, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. 7220 Financial Way, Suite 100 Jacksonville, FL 32256 Comment addressing need for continued daily access to the collection: In our line of work here at Environmental Services, Inc., we rely on the historical aerials you provide on a daily basis. Most recently, I understand the transmittal of large maps on request via E-mail has been suspended due to an overwhelming demand. While we are always looking for ways to improve and make our efforts more streamlined, would you consider downloading your entire collection onto an external bulk memory device that we could provide?? I would welcome any comment or alternative solution you may have. And as always, Thank you very much for the wonderful service you provide. Chris McLaughlin, SIT, chrism@nsgeo.com, Northstar Geomatics Post Office Box 2371 Stuart, Florida 34995 tel: 772-781-6400 ext 106 fax: 772-781-6462 web: www.nsgeo.com St. Lucie Request for some historical Florida aerial imagery in the Ft. Pierce/St. Lucie County area. Do you still take requests for these, or are they now available somewhere online? I will list the images below for efficiency in case you still handle these requests, thank you again – this resource has been very helpful for our surveying work in determining old water boundaries! Appendix 2 1

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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography RequestsUniversity of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida landsRon Martin Firm Administrator Beggs and Lane, RLLP Pensacola, Fl 32502 (850) 432-2451 Santa Rosa I am trying to view some older aerial maps of Northern Santa Rosa County from 1940 to 1958. The website is GREAT! I am having some difficultly using the Advanced ArcIMS search engine. I am trying to view Township Range: 06N29W for the years 1940, 1941, 1955 and 1958. Response was to send instructions on how to use the Township/Range function. Daniel W. Pearson Environmental Specialist II FDEP, Division of Recreation and Parks Bureau of Parks District 2 4801 Camp Ranch Road Gainesville, FL 32641-9299 352-955-2279 (SC 625-2279) FAX 352-955-2139 (SC 625-2139) Email: daniel.pearson@dep.state.fl.us 10 aerials suppliedWe've just been "given" the newest State Park by the Suwannee River WMD. It's a bunch of acres north of Branford on the Suwannee River. I get the pleasure of writing the management plan. The uplands have been used hard over the years, so there's not much natural left. The floodplain is apparently in better condition, but I really need those wonderful aerials to figure out what happened to this property over the years. Marin F.D. Greenwood, Fisheries-Independent Monitoring, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 8th Avenue SE, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA HillsboroughYour website is excellent. I'm writing a report on tidal creeks in Tampa Bay and wanted to include some of your images to illustrate changes over time. I read your copyright page and just wanted to make sure that referencing the FLAP database and website would suffice to acknowledge the source of the images. I did not see any copyright informatio n noted on the images or in associated records from the GIS interface. Thanks for any information, and also for the very useful site. Response: Citation format sent. Barbora Ubar County Photogrammetrist Project Manager Mapping Section, County Surveying Division Real Estate Department, Hillsborough County 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 21st floor Tampa, Florida 33601 HillsboroughI am looking for historical aerials from year 1939 to 1994 for 0830-18 (STR) in Hillsborough County. Response: Instructions on searching Township/Range were sent. B eth J. LaCivita Historic Florida Consulting, LLC /Specializing in Heritage Education, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Planning/ 1484 Mitchell Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32303 GadsdenI am looking for aerials of Midway Florida in Gadsden County. Response: Instructions sent on using advanced search and place name option. Appendix 2 2

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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography RequestsUniversity of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida landsMelanie Knapp, Govt Operations Consultant II/* Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of State Lands/ Bureau of Surveying and Mapping Title and Land Records Office 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS #108 Tallahassee, FL 32399 (850)245-2788 or SC 205-2788, ext 4801 Fax: (850)412-0613 I'm researching the north end of Lake Toho (area east of Kissimmee in Sec22-25S-29E) and cannot open the 1944 aerials. Response: Staff responsed by doing a search of the requested areas, zipping the tiles found, and sending them to Ms. Knapp. Barry R. Wharton, Senior Environmental Scientist Senior Professional Associate/ HDR Engineering, Inc. 2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 250 Tampa, FL 33607-5711 Lee and Charlotte County aerials I am working on a historic drainage basins mapping project for the Charlotte Harbor Nat'l Estuary Program. Response: Images provided. Anita Fodor Anita.Fodor@dep.state.fl.us MonroeNeeded source of 1940 aerials of Monroe County. Response: sent information on USDA flights. Scott Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Scott WarnerGIS Technician 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Room 311 Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 GulfI have been searching through the Aerial Photography viewer website focusing in on Gulf County. I was wondering if it was possible to get the aerials flown in 1942 for Gulf County? I am the GIS Technician for the county and these aerials would be a great tool for showing everything from beach erosion, land use changes, and for many other comparisons of yesterday and today. Could you please tell me how I can go about getting these aerials? Response: Information on obtaining the SID images was sent. Ryan Horstman Ecologist WilsonMiller.com Hillsborough county Laura Graser, Staff Geologist Geomatrix Consultants, Inc. 2101 Webster Street 12th Floor Oakland, CA 94612 Citrus, Marion, Levy CountiesI would like to obtain high resolution digital aerial index maps from 1949 for Citrus and Marion Counties and 1963 index maps for Levy, Marion, and Citrus Counties. Response: Indexes for requested counties and years zipped and made available for pickup Deborah Gillett GIS Analyst Survey Section Land Resources Department Southwest Florida Water Management District 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604 (352)796-7211, Ext. 4473 Hernando County1 aerial requested. Response: SID image sent Anthony W. Myers Gis Analyst I 2158 Johnson Street Fort Myers, Florida 33901 Collier CountyRquested specific aerial in the South Collier area on or before 1974 and no earlier than 1693. Response: sent SID image Greg Blanchard Environmental Manager Manatee County Environmental Management Dept. Manatee CountyHow would I cite photos from the FLAP Department of Agriculture series in a technical report? Response: Correct citation format sent. Appendix 2 3

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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography RequestsUniversity of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida landsNick Rillstone URS Corporation Southern 1625 Summit Lake Drive, Suite 200 Tallahassee, Florida 32317 Alachua County I need to use them for a remediation project that I am working on in Gainesville. Lamar Rogers, Fayetteville, GAHillsborough county I'm about to finish "My Story" and would like to include small portions of these in it. I grew up near Plant City. This is my personal story and will not be sold. It's for my decendants and friends. Response: 3 aerials requested were supplied. Gregg Walker, Park Biologist Wekiva River Basin State Parks 1800 Wekiwa Circle Apopka, Fl 32712 How do I download and use these images in my GIS software? Response: Explained formats and usage. Later message: Before I shock you with a very large request, is there maximum number of tiles per request? I manage over 40,000 acres and am interested in every year for which they are available. This is partly for park management and also as part of my PhD dissertation in Conservation Biology at UCF. Response: Aerials requested were supplied. Roxanne Gause P.E. Ardaman & Associates 9970 Bavaria Road Fort Myers, Florida Lee CountyJust a curiosity, you have such a great website for the old aerial photographs of Lee County, better than what is accessible here in Lee County. What I don’t understand is that the Collier County USDS has a wonderful selection of the 1940’s1960’s aerial photographs with great indexes. Why are they not available on this website? Could they be in the future? Response: In the future, we hope to build a statewide historic aerial collection John Purdy Vice President, Construction KA & KM Development Inc. 7802 Kingspoints Parkway Orlando, Florida 32819 SeminoleI am looking for historical aerial photos of Seminole County. Specifically, of an old Airport on Highway 46, just west of the St. Johns River. It was called Bruce Field. Response: Image availability given & images supplied. Daniel Parsons, E.I. Staff Engineer Dewberry 1000 North Ashley Drive Suite 801 Tampa, Florida 33602 Manatee and SarasotaI am trying to acquire digital aerial photography for a large portion of Manatee and Sarasota County from the 1950's for a project for SWFWMD. Response: Aerials were burned to DVD and supplied. Jason Cornell Environmental Specialist Florida Department of TransportationDistrict 2 1109 S. Marion Ave. Mail Station 2007 Lake City, FL 32025-5874 Suwannee Three tiles provided Anthony Austermann Environmental Planner Walton County Planning and Development Services Division Environmental Department WaltonHow can we obtain all of the 1941 and 1949 aerial photos for Walton County Florida? Response: Burned to DVD and sent. JD Ennis Geographer/GIS Chicago District, Planning Branch 111 N Canal St. Suite 600 Chicago, IL. 60606 Hernando, St. JohnsTiles supplied for Corps of Engineers project. Appendix 2 4

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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography RequestsUniversity of Florida Libraries Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida landsAmy Hoyt GIS Manager Lee County 1500 Monroe Street, 4th Fl. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Lee1944 aerials of Lee County burned to DVD and sent. Nick Johnson, St. Pete TimesHillsborough Article on Shell Key used aerials to show changes in land mass Paul R. Carlson, Jr, Ph.D., Research Scientist Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute 100 Eighth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701 Hillsborough The digital imagery collection is a gold mine of historical information, and I appreciate all the work that went into cataloging, scanning, organizing, and serving the data. I'm not sure how much I told you about our project, but we are looking at historical changes in seagrass cover in one area of Tampa Bay along the Hillsborough County shoreline. I am scrambling t o meet a report deadline... Response: 14 images from Hillsborough provided through zipped file. Adam Hoyles Environmental Consultant Onsite Environmental Consulting, LLC. www.onsiteec.com 4355 Beverly Ave Jacksonville, Florida 32210 Volusia, FlaglerWe use the "Aerial Photography Florida" collection often on many projects. We are usually most interested in older imagery (1940's and older) and use it primarily for forensic wetland determinations. It is often necessary to use this older imagery as it provides the only reliable record of the historic extent of wetlands. I cannot express to you how important these images are to the restoration and conservation of wetland resources. Having said that, we are excited to be working on a parcel that is approximately 5,000 acres. We need to develop historical wetland extent maps using the imagery that is only available from your collection. Response: 12 images requested were sent. Terry Cartwright Environmental Scientist URS Corporation 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway Tampa, FL 33607-1462 Pasco1 aerial requested. Response: SID image sent David Printiss Director of Science and Conservation Resources The Nature Conservancy Northwest Florida Program 10394 NW Longleaf Drive Bristol, FL 32321-0393 Liberty1 aerial requested. Response: SID image sent Patrick J. Bohlen, PhD Associate Research Biologist and Director of Research MacArthur Agroecology Research Center 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Broward, HighlandsRequested aerial photographs for Buck Island Ranch, Archbold Research Station Response: 14 images sent Appendix 2 5

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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project Completed: March 10, 2009Universit y of Florida Librarie s Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands Contact Information Describe how having online access to Florida aerial photography is important for your research. Describe how you use aerial photography in your field. Describe how useful it would be to your work to have online access to 1971-1994 Florida aerial hth Describe how we can make this site more useful to you. Lee A. Kissick, Sr. Regulatory Scientist I consider this service an essential tool for my work. It's been bookmarked as a favorite website since I discovered it and it's one of my 3 homescreens. Can't live without it. I review Environmental Resource Permits and need to evaluate the impacts of land development projects on wetlands and other water resources. This stie provides useful data to reconstruct land use histories and past drainage effects that may need to be considered during the ERP review. My own agency does not provide historical aerial photography of this caliber. I have recommended this website to other regulatory agencies and environmental consultants alike. It'd be great if you could get more post1958 aerials loaded for Volusia County and environs. Chris McLaughlin, PSM Wantman Group, Inc. I am a surveyor who has used this imagery to determine old shorelines of waterways and to help establish intents of easement and deed documents based on the properties and utilities existing during the time the documents were written. We use aerial imagery to allow our consumers to see the relationship of our surveys to their lands. I have used this historical imagery for numerous projects and deem it very important. We need to be able to see (in South Florida) how lands were laid out before drainage canals and levees were constructed. Allow us to download the images we see without having to contact the staff at UF. It would be nice to have them georeferenced, but not neccessary since we already know what lands are being depicted when we use them, so we can georeference them in-house to the features we deem most important. Joe Clemis A2L Technologies It saves thousands of dollars of gasoline and oh, the greenhouse gas savings, not having to drive to each county repository of USGS aerial photographs Study historic land useIt is extremely useful and time saving being able to access the photography at all times of the day from a personal pc. Verify older photography actual locations, older ones are close, however, not accurate. Keanan Bell WRScompass It is vital to understanding historic land use and change in Florida. There are very few data sources available online that allow the user to draw their own conclusions regarding the transition of real estate over time. Primarily to determine historic land uses and changes in land use over time to facilitate environmental restoration and remediation projects in the state. It would be useful if the entire contact print was available for download at a resolution high enough to discern all site features. This site would be significantly more useful if entire aerial image tiles or contact prints were available for download at 100% resolution (via FTP server like FDEP LABINS or online interface like FDOT APLUS). Wayne Y. Adams Miami-Dade County Public Schools I use the photographs when I teach the students about environmental issues. They are useful tools for showing the students how the land is being transformed and used. Improve the map index page. Most of the reference points do not coincide with the actual photographs. Most of the time when I pick a point directly over the area of interest, I find the actual photograph is off so far that the area does not even show. It would also be useful if the user could download the actual photograph.Appendix 3 1

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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project Completed: March 10, 2009Universit y of Florida Librarie s Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands Leslie Condon Miami-Dade County Public Schools Online access to Florida's aerial photographs helps me research historic property use for property transactions. Having this information saves me time and money to travel to get print aerial. I use aerial photography to find approximate dates of property development and previous land uses. The more aerials I have available, the more accurate my date of development and land use information can be. Michelle DachsteinerI work in ERP permitting, complaince and enforcement for SWFWMD. This site is the best site to find historical aerials of project areas, to determine wetland extent and land use practices over the years. I use aerial photography to determine land use practices over time. Additional years are always helpful, and would be used frequently. The site works well currently. Bonnie Irving SWFWMD These historical aerials are often a missing piece to the land use puzzle of historical Florida. I use the information obtained from these historical aerials to determine the historical land use and land changes over time. I also locate historical wetlands to determine any connectivity existing wetlands used to have. I would gain a more complete picture of land use changes over time. Having a detailed list of tiles available by year and STR would be helpful. Anna Dziadon Aerostar Environmental Services This is vital to our production of Phase I reports. We use this service on a weekly basis and it saves us hours by not needing to drive to each county for aerials on CD. This is vital to our production of Phase I reports. We use the aerials to describe historical characteristic of the property and its adjoining properties. Introducing newer aerials would be excellent. We often need to go elsewhere to find aerials from years past 1971 and their website has changed and become confusing and time consuming. Introducing the more recent years of aerials would really help since your website is easy to use and usually pretty complete in terms of areas covered. THANKS! Tracy Tobin Aerostar Environmental Services I research properties all over the State of Florida for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. We are required to available at least one aerial photograph per decade back to the 1940s. It would take less time if these aerials were available on one website rather than having to visit several websites. Less time is less money! PLEASE don't make us pay for it and if possible add additional years. THis is by far the most user friendly website I use in my research. Preston Miller Central Florida Testing Laboratories Extremely important. I work for a company that does sinkhole investigations and having historical aerials available as a reference is invaluable. As a comparison to recent aerials. Looking for significant changes over time. Very useful. Sinkhole investigations would be incomplete and inaccurate without these aerials.Appendix 3 2

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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project Completed: March 10, 2009Universit y of Florida Librarie s Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands Elizabeth Black AEROSTAR Environmental Services, Inc. It helps to keep our services competative with other companies since we do not have to pay for the aerials. Also, it keeps costs down, since we do not have to sub-out the aerials search, like we have to do in other states. It makes our work easier. We use aerials to determine the past operations and use of a site per the ASTM standards for Phase I ESAs. It makes working with them much easier since most everything is in a digital format. Also, we don't have to scan hard copies and make sure they are in the correct format for use in ArcMap. The ArcIMS search function is a bit cumbersome and when you type in the correct information, it desn't always return the correct aerials. Other than the search function (zooming in and clicking on the aerial is easy), there's really nothing that I would change. Adding in a topo or aerial background can make it harder to locate. Maybe is the roads and lakes were more true to their actual shapes, it would help. Theresa Heiker Leon County Public Works Access to aerial photos from adjacent counties, as well as historic photos, provides information not otherwise available regarding land uses and changes in creeks and wetlands. I've forwarded the link to several professionals in the water resources field. Stormwater management requires knowledge of natural water systems in order to resolve flooding of existing development and prevent future development in inappropriate areas. Also, the historic aerials have greatly assisted in identifying where the natural systems have been "improved". This helps plan corrections to address the unintended water quality degradation. My community, Leon County, maintains aerial photography in our GIS from more recent flights (1994). However, photos from 1971 to 1994 would document changes to our water resources which had significant impacts to our environment. Restoring water systems requires that we understand how nature has been changed. It would be great if prints could include the photo information. I have to zoom in to identify a feature and often lose the date and frame information. Perhaps it could auto-populate from file, like the footer information? Jeff Ransom Miami-Dade County Office of Historic and Archaeological Resources Extremely important.I'm an archaeologist with Miami Dade County. I use it extensively. Although we have hard copies of these maps at the county, it would be much more convebient to access these digitally online. It already works great! Sherilyn Wells votetrees@earthlink.n et It is critical as I am in another state and am working on a legal issue. I don't. My site usage is specific to a legal issue. Extremely useful... updated information is essential in ascertaining changes over time.Appendix 3 3

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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project Completed: March 10, 2009Universit y of Florida Librarie s Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands Jeff Cannon Pasco County Cemeteries I am a local historian in Pasco County and the use of these are absolutely wonderful and great that they are free of charge. Without these I have had to rely on try to gather them from local sources, which takes a great deal of time! These aerial have been used in the submission of application to the FMSF (FLorida Master Site File) for the preservation of historic resources. I have also used them for presenation purposes to show how Florida has grown since the 1940's. The use of 1971-1994 aerials would be of great value to the historic research of Florida as there was much built between the 50's and 70's. Each day that passes these become more valuable as historic resources. This site could be more useful by allowing folks to access other historical records or documents that are on file with the university or other universities that would be willing to share their collections. These online records and documents of course should be limited to Florida, I am specifically seeking Seminole Indian War records that are extremely hard to find. Bill Spencer Suwannee River Water Management District I use it to help document pre-existing wetland conditions for wetland violation enforcement. Allows me to verify if an area that has been filled is an "historic" wetland or not. Just today I greatly needed mid1970s to verify when a dirt road was paved. A road was build without a permit, but owner claims it was there pre-rules. Could make it easier to move around on the ground between adjacent photos. Help with specifying data form for entry. TWNRNG can be confusing. Could have the searches saved so when you modify you don't need to start over. Steven Dier Professional Service Industries (PSI) It allows for speedy access to historical information. FDOT no longer provides an accurate location, instead a conglomerate of aerials with no index to find the location you are seeking. To look up historical conditions on a certain parcel and vicinity. We use this to identify potential environmental concerns on-site and off-site. Extremely useful in our productivity, not having to go to county property appraisers offices or sift through FDOTs aerials. Include a look up by Section-TownshipRange or Latitude-Longitude (DMS) which would allow the user to easily find their location. William Jones wdj@hiwaay.net Useful for tracking changes in land uses. I use the photography to locate structures, roads, and settlements that have been eliminated by present day development. It would be more useful to me if early photographic sets were complete, and if pre-1937 imagery were available (if it exists.) The selection tool would be more useful if the tile containing the selected ground was selected and displayed, and if there were a mechanism to pan from tile to tile without cycling back to the selection map. Also, download access to the full .sid files would be useful, as would the capability to selectively display only the tiles for a given flight or given year. Mr. Jeffrey Platt Florida Atlantic University aerial photography from early 1900's would be quit usefull! AnonymousGreatI am a hunter. When I aquire new property, I do my prescouting from the air. It might be good to compare changesMake it a bit easier to find unmarked places.Appendix 3 4

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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project Completed: March 10, 2009Universit y of Florida Librarie s Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands Desiree EstabrookZhou Archaeological Consultants, Inc. With many archival items available digitally, it reduces my dependence on local historical societies and the expense it sometimes demands in order to access their materials (time/travel/copying). Many times, however, local historical societies do not have historic aerials, which are instead housed in state collections. Considering that many state collections are located in northern Florida or at one of the many state universities, and far away from my office of employment, I would not be able to utilize these resources in a timely and effective manner if they were not available online. As an architectural historian, I rely on historic aerials to determine approximate building dates for properties encountered during my survey. Dates listed on a county property appraiser website are generally estimates for a building’s construction, so it helps to have a dated aerial for reference. Aerials also provide a view of the surrounding context, which helps when I need to evaluate historic resources and explain the general transition within a given area. Having later aerials (1971-1994) would assist in determining changes within a project area (ie. when certain buildings appear to have been demolished, construction of roads/bridges/etc.) Perhaps note that when clicking on a particular aerial, it sometimes will direct you to that exact location, or other times, it will bring you to an aerial several miles away. The placement of the aerial link does not always match the particular area it is on. [I hope that makes sense.] Lisa Tully ltully@ardaman.com I do Phase I environmental assessments, and it saves so much time to be able to view historic aerials of the entire state without having to track them down through the property appraiser or county services. Part of what I need to do for research is look at the oldest aerials possible your service always has what I need. These mid-years are often difficult to find on subscription services such as terraserver.com. I've found the locations of the dots on your maps are slightly off but they're consistantly placed slightly northeast of the actual location of the photo, so it's very easy to compensate. Shane Billings Bay Appraisal & Environmental, Inc. This service is very important as I use it for historic research associated with Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. It helps keep my costs down as it saves the time of having to visit various agencies. Historic research to identify potential landfilling, gas stations, environmental concerns. This would be VERY useful. It would save me the time of having to visit various agencies to review photos. If additional aerials are added, that would be great.Appendix 3 5

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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project Completed: March 10, 2009Universit y of Florida Librarie s Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands Robert M. Couch III, P. E. Bay Appraisal & Environmental, Inc. As an environmental engineer I am frequently called upon to assess possible environmenal concerns from past uses of properties. Having online access to these photos speeds up research time. In addition, being able to access them on holidays and weekends has been invaluable. The photographs are used to determine past uses of a piece of property and the surrounding properties that may have an environmental impact on the subject property. Having the 1971-1994 aerial photographs in addition to the current earlier ones would save a half day of work traveling up to Ocala, pulling the photographs and having to physically take a photograph of the photos since they do not have scanning or digitized photos in place. On average, the additional photographs would save 300-500 working hours per year for the company. It would be very helpful if we could zoom in using lat/long. Pierre Bruno Forge Engineering, Inc. The online access to Florida aerial photography is important to my research because it helps reduce and in some cases eliminate the need to drive to locations having "hard copy" aerial photographs. This significantly reduces the amount of fuel that I must use and at the same time reduces hydrocarbon emissions. I am a Professional Geologist and I use aerial historical aerial photographs to review changes that have occurred over time, in order to evaluate for possible site contaminations and for land use planning. There is a data gap of 20 years having online access would complete that data gap and benefit me and the environment because I must sometimes drive to locations to review hard copy aerial photographs. This site has come a long way in a very short time. Finding specific locations used to be tedious and you have made the site very user friendly. Thank you. Rick Wood EPAI It saves fuel and time because I drive less to go to the places other aerials are kept. Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Very Thomas H. Thurlow, Jr. and Sandra Thurlow (Members of numerous Florida Historical Societies) My wife is a local historian limited to the Martin and St. Lucie County areas, including Stuart,Jensen Beach, Sewall's Point. She has written 4 books and has given hundreds of slide/powerpoint programs over the past several years. Martin County was formed from portions of Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties in 1925, and vintage aerial photographs are very effective. We recently found Underwood & Underwood aerial photos in 1925 promotional material and we are curious as to whether addition aerial photographs of the Martin County area from 1900 thru 1970 are available. 1971 -1994 aerials would be useful to illustratre the history and development of the County since 1925. I don't know ------have not used it yet.Appendix 3 6

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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project Completed: March 10, 2009Universit y of Florida Librarie s Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands Justin Chamberlain Central Florida Testing Labs, Inc. as an employee of an geotechnical engineering firm i use this site virtually every day of the week except sunday. It is a critical resource for historcal data. We review historical aerials to determine developmental and geomorphic changes that occur over time in our area of review. I have been eagerily waiting for the addition of data to this resource. Having an aerial set with a wider spanse of time would really help with establishing timelines development.. i.e. can help narrow the rang or establish a timeline when more recent additions to a structure were completed. adding a PLSS (sec-twp-range) grid would be VERY BENEFICIAL!!!!! Adding a "rough" grid of each aerial year (see Pinellas Co.'s PAIRS for example). AnonymousBy having access to the historic aerial photographs I am able to do research on past land use for the entire state of Florida from anywhere. I use them often to determine historic land use, and to identify historic structures within certain areas. Not incredibly useful right now, but as time moves forward it would be very useful as I am generally concerned with time periods more than 50 years ago Expand to include different states in the surrounding area. melissa hoover Brown, Burdine and Associates It greatly simplifies getting old aerial photos to compare land use and change from past to present. Ascertain previous use of land.VERY! These years are critical to determine the timeline of early development to now. AnonymousIt saves time, and money by the easy access online access. I use it to pin point agriculural property for evaluation of potential of use, or sale It is extremely important for me to have access to the data 71-94 and it would also be helpful to have additional data outside that range. By linking plat locations to tax records, and dead infoAppendix 3 7




From the air : the photographic record of Florida's lands : Phase III Grant Proposal
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Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services


LSTA APPLICATION
Application Due: March 15, 2009


LIBRARY / ORGANIZATION NAME: University of Florida Libraries
MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 117007, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7007
PHONE #352-273-2626 SUNCOM # N/A FAX # 352-392-7251
CONTACT PERSON Bess de Farber E-MAIL ADDRESS bdefarber(aufl.edu
FEID OR SAMAS AND EO # 59-6002052
CONTRACTING AGENCY NAME: University of Florida
TYPE (check one):

p Public p K-12 Xp Academic p Multitype Library Consortium p Special p State Library

CATEGORY (check one)
p Access for Persons Having Difficulty Using Libraries
Xp Library Technology Connectivity and Services

PROJECT NAME Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands

PROJECT p New Xp Continuing If continuing, specify year: began in 2003

LSTA FUNDS REQUESTED $67,008

PRIORITY# 1 OF 1 APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED

LIBRARY SERVICE AREA POPULATION 11 state academic institutions, Middle/High Science
Classes, businesses; municipal, county and state agencies

NUMBER OF PERSONS TO BE SERVED BY PROJECT 2 million students/business/agency staff

TARGETED USER GROUP (Check all that apply)

Xp Children Xp Youth Xp Adults Xp Older Adults Xp Mixed

p Other, specify_




Russell, Dean of the UF Libraries Date







University of Florida Libraries


B. LSTA Outcomes Plan
Project Name: Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands University of Florida LibrariE
Project Summary/Program Purpose:


The University of Florida Libraries will digitize and make available via the Internet the U.S.Department of Agriculture aerial photographs of Florida from 1971 to 1990, expanding the existing 1938-1970 coverage. The storage and serving capacity of the
system will upgraded and enhanced to support the additional 13,500 images and a new user-friendly mapping interface developed using Google maps API. Keyword and place name searching will be available. Additionally, users will be able to freely
download images of interest in a jpg2000 format. School focus groups and user surveys will direct the design of the new mapping interface. Educational resources from the previous phases will be revised and expanded to assist collection use by
researchers and the public. This project will make a total of 100,000 historic aerial images available freely for public use and will provide the infrastructure for future development of a state-wide repository of Florida historic aerials.

EVALUATION
INPUTS ACTIVITIES OUTPUTS OUTCOMES INDICATORS SOURCES/METHODS

UF Libraries Staff: Hire, train, and supervise project staff Imagery and Metadata: 1. Public uses technology to access 1a. 2,000 visits to advanced GIS interface la,b,c. UF system generated statistics to
1-project manager, 1-map consultant, 1- 1) 13,418 digitized aerial photos information (government agencies, (within 3 months of completion) be collected when complete collection is
digitization manager, 1-metadata 2) 21,417 records added to aerial industry, students, and the public use the lb. 2,000 visits to user-friendly Google available
specialist, 1-GIS coordinator, 1-database database Web site to access aerial photographs) Map interface (within 3 months of 1d. Statistics collected by email portal
programmer, 1-usability manager 3) First time digital availability of 1971- completion) developed by Ask A Librarian staff once
1990 1c. 2,000 downloads of full-resolution complete collection is available
4) 21,417 freely downloadable full images (within 3 months of completion) le. Verified inclusion into SUNLINK by
Purchase and configure server resolution scans of aerials 1d. 50 emails submitted through Ask A DartClix
equipment, storage space, and software 5) 11 created county/year indexes Librarian portal
le. Website included in state-wide
SUNLINK catalog


Project staff: Imagery: Interface: 2. Public learns to use technology 2a. 200 hits on educational modules (3 2a,b. UF system generated statistics
3-Student Scanning Technicians 1) Purchase 500 aerial photographs 1) Beta-interface created,usability testing (Electronic mailing lists, such as the Ask months) when online help resources available
1-Student Metadata/Quality Control 2) Scan 13,418 aerials and 120 paper final rendition A Librarian network, are used to alert 2b. 200 hits on instructional pages for 2c. Project records based on emails
Technician indexes 2) Ask A Librarian Email portal for user public libraries, schools, government librarians received
5- GIS Graduate Student Technicians 3) Create 11 county/year indexes from comments and questions agencies, and academic institutions to th 2c. 50 listserve/e-flyers responses
1-Educational Media Graduate Assistant 2,600 aerials with photogrammetry suite 3) Usability Report based on school updated and improved resources;)
1-Large Format Camera Operator 4) Georectify 451 indexes participants feedback
5) Link 21,417 aerial photos to
georectified indexes

Partners: Evaluation activity: Server functionality: 3. Preservation of the aerial photography 3. 21,417 images accepted into the 3. Verified receipt of images into DAITSS
1) Roosevelt Middle Magnet School 1) Send Ask A Librarian survey to On demand downloading of 100,000+ collection according to current standards DAITSS archive for Preservation archive
2) P.K. Yonge Developmental Research librarians from 98 libraries across the images standards
School state
3) Ask A Librarian staff 2) Continue online user survey


Outcomes Plan
1








University of Florida Libraries


Outcomes Plan
2


INPUTS ACTIVITIES OUTPUTS OUTCOMES INDICATORS SOURCES/METHODS
Imagery: User interfaces: Instruction/Training:
1) 12,918 aerial photos from the Map & 1) Develop user-friendly map interface 1) 5 updated educational models
Imagery Library Collection with Google API 2) Introduction to aerial photography
2) 7,473 images of aerials from the digita 2) Conduct focus groups and user module
collection of FDOT surveys with target audiences and revise 3) Instructional materials developed and
3) 500 aerials photos purchased from interface distributed
APFO 3) Develop Ask A Librarian email portal
4) 714 aerial indexes for interface
5) Rectified images from St Johns River
Water Management District

Hardware/Storage: Training/Instruction: Publicity:
1) Online Access Server (DS4000 1) Update educational modules created i PR outputs (reaching audiences Media
EXP420 expansion unit, 2- 500 GB SAT/ the previous phases Specialists, Florida History, Sciencists)
drives, 42U Rack) 2) Develop instructional matierals for bot
2) GIS Virtual Server (4GB RAM, 2-750 public and academic librarians
GB SATA drives) 3) Ask A Librarian: training, outreach,
3) Tivoli archival storage public instruction, portal development
4) 5 DLC workstations/scanners
5) 5 GIS workstations

Software: Publicity:
1) ERDAS Leica Photogrammetry Suite 1) Create audience-specific e-flyers to
and software license for one year send to listserves and target audience
2) ESRI ArcGIS Version 9.3 software groups (Ask A Librarian network,
3) Adobe Photoshop version 8.0 LM_NET, fl-lib)
professional 2) Send electronic promotional materials
4) Customized metadata/imagery
harvesting software





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
C. Action Plan

Project Status

Introduction to Submitting Agency

Located in Gainesville, Alachua County, the Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest
information resource system in the state of Florida. The Libraries of the University of Florida consist of
eight libraries. Six are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of
Florida and two (Health Sciences and Legal Information) are attached to their respective
administrative units. Together the Libraries hold over 4,229,717 catalogued volumes, 7,814,666
microforms, 1,335,094 documents, 848,615 maps and images, and 19,287 computer data sets. FTE
staffing at the Libraries includes 70 professionals, 153 support staff, and 155 student assistants. The
Libraries serve over 50,000 students and a faculty of 2,865. The operating budget for 2008-2009 was
$22,553,276. Recent grant administrative experience within the Libraries includes an IMLS grant
"Ephemeral Cities," two LSTA grant awards "FEFDL Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library"
and "Rewiring Florida's News," and an NEH grant award for "Baldwin Library of Historical Children's
Literature."

Background to Project
From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands

Historic aerial photographs dramatically document changes in Florida's land use. Between 1937 and
2000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture flew numerous flights across Florida creating close to
100,000 black and white, 9 x 9 aerial photographs with accompanying photomosaic and paper
indexes. This collection has an established record of value to and use by broad segments of Florida's
population (see Appendix 1, Letters of Support). Due to the unstable nature of the photographic
negatives' sodium nitrate composition, the U.S. government destroyed archival negatives for the
earliest photos. As a result, the aging hard-copy photographic prints are all that remain of this historic
resource.

Originally, the images were intended to assist farmers determine accurate assessments for their
farms and to provide information on crop determination and soil conservation. Today, these images
provide some of the oldest land use/cover information available and are used extensively in
agriculture, conservation, urban planning, recreation, education, hydrology, geology, land use,
ecology, geography, and history (see Appendix 2, Examples of Aerial Photograph Use). The
University of Florida Map & Imagery Library houses the largest and most complete collection of
Florida aerial photographs outside of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. In 2002, an LSTA
grant funded the first phase of the "From the Air" project which digitized the aging 1937-1951 aerial
photographs and photomosaic indexes. The subsequent grant for 2003-2004, funded the digitization
of the 1952-1970 aerial photographs.

During the first two phases of the project From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands,
84,000 historic Florida aerial photo tiles captured between 1937 and 1970 were scanned, the image
quality enhanced, and derivative web-friendly formats created. Additionally, all the photomosaic
indexes for Florida flights were scanned and geo-rectified. This permitted a point on each tile to be
aligned to the indexes, thus creating a map layer that shows the approximate geographic position of
each tile. The original TIFF files were archived on gold-based DVDs in the Digital Library Center,
University of Florida Libraries (DLC), and the derivative SID files were stored and served on a SID
server maintained at the Florida Center for Library Automation.


Action Plan 1





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
Beyond the development of the online Florida Aerial Photography collection website, instructional
materials were developed to assist students and the public on interpretation and use of aerial
photograph collection. Four online educational modules were created to support the Social Studies
Sunshine Standards: Spanish Explorers in the New World, St. Augustine; Miami, and A Place in
Time. Presentations were given by library staff on the project at a number of professional
conferences such as the American Library Association Annual Conference, the annual Florida
Association for Media in Education conference, and the Annual Conference of the International
Association of Marine and Aquatic Science Libraries and Information Centers.

Since the completion of Phase II

Online access and grass-roots promotion of this collection
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/digital/collections/flap/ has resulted in thousands of visits and ongoing requests
for assistance in use. Requests for providing full-resolution images in a variety of formats, e.g., SID
and TIFF are received on a weekly basis including hunters, writers, conservationists, and land
developers. Since this project's inception in 2002, the University of Florida has responded to all
requests from researchers who were seeking assistance in using the system. These requests varied
from how to search by township/range to providing hundreds of digital images for use in projects by
state agencies, institutions and companies. Literally hundreds of staff hours have been spent
assisting the citizens of Florida and the U.S. to use this collection. Statistics from the SID server
maintained by Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) are available as a composite figure.
Between 12/17/2004 when the first aerials became available until 12/21/2008 there have been 35,836
visitors to the website.

One of the recurring requests by users was the desire to download images they needed without UF
staff intervention. In 2007, the University of Florida Libraries began an upgrade/migrating project to
reformat the original TIFF images to jpg2000 images. Currently, these images are being loaded on a
jpg2000 server purchased and maintained by the UF Libraries. As of February 3, 2009, 79,000 of the
84,000 aerial titles were converted and loaded.

Statistics on use of the new format indicate that in 2007, there were 447 hits in 32 sessions and in
2008, there were 13,784 hits in 961 sessions. The jpg2000 images are compliant with accepted
industry standards and are non-proprietary. By the middle of 2009, all of the original aerials will be
available in the new format.

Introduction to Phase III

The decades of the 70s and 80s represented a time of continued growth in Florida. This growth was
matched by infrastructure expansion including road building,
new towns, and wide spread changes in land use. On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened
outside of Orlando, FL. All of these events were recorded in the aerial photographs shot at this time
which is the focus of Phase III.

Phase III will: 1) expand the digital photographic aerial collection to include 1971-1990, 2) expand the
technology infrastructure to include a file server that will permit users to independently download
images and to add an advanced GIS data server, and 3) create a new user-friendly interface using
Google API.


Action Plan 2





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
The majority of the images will be captured from the photographs in the Map & Imagery Library,
University of Florida Libraries. Additionally, 7,473 compatible digitized images from other Florida
state agencies will be used to fill in some collection gaps. Remaining gaps will be filled through aerial
photographs purchased from the USDA's Aerial Photography Field Office. The Digital Library Center
(DLC) will provide the technical support to scan the photos, assure image quality, archive the TIFF
files, and prepare the jpg2000 derivative files to be made available to users worldwide.

Since the completion of Phase II, two critical needs have been identified: 1) professional users
wanted a means of downloading images without mediation, and 2) the GIS map interface required
some knowledge of GIS functionality inhibiting use by the general population. Phase III will address
these two issues by installing a server that will permit users to download images on demand and
create a new user-friendly map interface designed for K-12 and general users (see Appendix 3, User
Survey Results)

Audiences being targeted during Phase III include middle and high school students/teachers and
Florida librarians. Focus groups at Roosevelt Middle Magnet School, West Palm Beach and P.K.
Yonge Developmental Research School, Gainesville will inform the design of the new user map
interface. Florida librarians in the Ask a Librarian network provide state-wide assistance to Florida
citizens. They will be trained in use of this new resource and will help promote its use throughout
Florida.

Project Activities

Three products that will result from the successful completion of this final phase of the From the Air
project:

I. Digitization of the historic Aerial Photography Florida Collection from 1971-1990
1. 500 aerial photographs will be purchased to cover collection gaps
2. Over 13,000 9x9 aerial photographs from the Map collection will be scanned
3. 7,473 digital images from other agencies will be integrated into this year range
4. Archive TIFF files will be added to the DAITSS system and derivative jpg2000 formats for web
serving will be created

II. Technology Infrastructure Upgrade for Open Access and Retrieval and Database
Enhancement
1. The Library's open access server and the new GIS server will come online
2. Photogrammetry software will be used to create 11 separate mosaic indexes from 2,600
individual photographs
3. Over 700 photomosaic and paper indexes will be used to create base maps to which the
individual aerial photographs will be linked
4. All images from all Phases will be openly shared for viewing and downloading

III. Enhanced Public Access
1. A user-friendly searchable Google Maps API interface will be designed and implemented
2. Focus groups in partnership with schools will help design the interface
3. Instructional and educational guides for target audiences will be developed, promoted, and
distributed
Each product, required action, and justification is given below.


Action Plan 3





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
Product 1: Digitization of the 1971-1990 aerials of the historic Florida aerial collection

1. Purchase aerial photographs for missing coverage
Gaps in Florida imagery coverage for the years of this proposal exist. The Map Consultant
and the Project Manager will prioritize the missing areas and select 500 aerials to acquire.
They will be purchased from the USDA's Aerial Photography Field Office, Utah.

2. Scan 9x9 aerial photographs
The Map & Imagery Library aerial collection currently contains 13,418 unique paper aerial
images from 1971-1990 that will be scanned as part of the digitization project. Unlike previous
flights, the scale from 1979 on was revised to 1:40,000 from 1:20,000 or 1:24:000. This is
reflected in fewer images per flight. Digital images donated by the Florida Department of
Transportation will add 7,473 unique views. A total of 21,417 digital images will be added to
the collection during Phase Ill.

Preparation of the aerial photographs will be done by the Map library staff. The scanning,
image enhancement, and quality control of the aerial photographs will continue to be
performed at the Digital Library Center, University of Florida. The Project Manager in
consultation with the Digitization Manager and Coordinator have set the standards for scanning
the aerial photography. Students hired as scanning and quality control technicians will assure
image creation/enhancement, GIS, and quality control. Scanning will conform to all appropriate
standards and at pixel-per-inch resolutions and bit-depths that are consistent with the
recommendations of Cornell University's Moving Theory into Practice Digital Imaging for
Libraries and Archives (Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger [Mountain View, CA: Research
Libraries Group, 2000]). Electronic archive masters are uncompressed TIFF files (ITU 6.0) at
100% scale: the current de facto standard for electronic image archives. Under the supervision
of the Digitization Manager, photographs will be digitized and produced in graphical file formats
(i.e., TIFF) by scanning technicians to meet the requirements of the item's physical format.
Images will be scanned at 615 dpi, 256 grey-scale. The quality control technician will perform
final image review and derive the display format (jpg2000). Because the average file size of a
digitized aerial photograph is approximately 30 MB, a compressed jpg2000 version of 1.3-1.5
MB will be created for serving over the Web. The accessible version of the digital product will
be maintained by and served from the DLC's site. The archived version of the digital product
will be migrated to, maintained by, and served from Tivoli, IBM's data storage manager utilized
at the University of Florida.

3. Archive TIFF files in the DAITSS system and create derivative jpg2000 formats for
web serving
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has made available to this project 7,473
digital images from 1971-1990. These images are currently in jpg format and will be converted
to jpg2000 images for access and to TIFF images for archival purposes. The FDOT images
scanned at 1200 dpi will be down sampled to match the 615 dpi resolution used during the
previous Phases. Each file name will be amended to provide full integration with the naming
scheme currently used in this project.

The archival TIFF images will be stored permanently in the Dark Archive in the Sunshine State
(DAITSS) facility, hosted by the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA). This facility is
one of the few in the United States that is striving to achieve national and international
recognition as a trusted digital preservation repository. In essence, DAITSS will maintain a
usable version using the best format migration tools available. Further information on this
system is available at http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/index.htm.


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
Product 2: Technology Infrastructure Upgraded for Open Access and Retrieval

1. Expand open access server, purchase, install and configure new GIS server
The Digital Library Center's existing open access server will be expanded to provide the
necessary memory and storage to support full-resolution images of the aerial photographs
scanned during all project phases: approximately 100,000 images. Expanding the current
server involves purchasing a DS4000 EXP420 expansion unit, 2- 500 GB SATA drives (one for
redundancy), and a 42U Rack. Proposed storage space costs are based on the current
competitive pricing for redundant server hard drive expansions to ensure that the aerials are
always accessible from one of the University of Florida Digital Collections' servers. The
additional server space will build off the existing University of Florida Digital Collections servers
and storage arrays and permit public access to download the aerial digital images. In the
past, these images were pulled individually as patrons, agencies, or groups requested them
and processing requests involved hundreds of hours of staff time.

The new GIS server will store, query, and distribute the increasingly large GIS tile database
and control the functionality needed for web based advanced GIS searches. The current
server is 6 years old, has 2 GB of memory, and 200GB of disk space. This has proven
inadequate for the type and number of FTA GIS database queries. To perform optimally the
new GIS server will be a virtual server including Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Service
Packs and patches SP1, SP2, Internet Information Server Web Server Version 6.0, 4 GB of
RAM, 750 GB of disk space. The UF Library will provide technical support of the new user-
friendly search map interface, and the advanced GIS server.

2. Purchase specialized photogrammetry software
The Library currently uses remote sensing software which easily manipulates spatial imagery.
However, the basic software license requires an add-on in order to create and spatially
reference the photomosaic indexes required by this project. Leica Photogrammetry Suite
software will be licensed for 1 year as an add-on to the Library's existing remote sensing
software license. The software will then be used to create 11 county-year photomosaic images
from 2,600 individual tiles that have no publicly or privately available index.

3. Process photomosaic indexes for the aerials from 1971-1990 and link individual
aerials to the indexes
Processing the photomosaic indexes to create a GIS layer of tile locations includes creating a
digital image of each index sheet, and georereferencing and stitching the digital images by
county. A large format digital camera operator will photograph the 120 paper indexes that
were not part of the previous two phases. There are also approximately 11 county/year groups
representing 2,600 tiles with no photomosaic indexes available in the collection or for
purchase. GIS technicians will use the specialized photogrammetry software to create and
rectify 11 index mosaics for these aerials so that they can be found through geographic search
interfaces. Finally, there are an additional 320 previously scanned Phase III photomosaic
paper indexes that will be georeferenced. In total, 451 indexes will be geograhically
referenced.

The hyperlinking of 21,417 individual aerial photographs to the digital indexes will also be done
by the GIS technicians. The final georeferenced indexes will be used to create a GIS point
layer. The geographic points will be intersected with other GIS layers, such as Township,
Range, and Section, USGS quad sheet, zipcode boundaries, etc. in order to populate the
searchable GIS database. Additionally persistent universal resource locators (PURLS) linking


Action Plan 5





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
to the individual aerial tiles will be added to the database. The new points and data will be add
to the whole GIS database created in Phases I and II. While the individual digital aerial tile
images will not be georeferenced, the image format will be suitable for rectification and use in
some remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications. For each digital
image, metadata records will be created, linked to individual images, and entered into a
searchable database. Appropriate records will be added to other state aerial directories.

4. Openly share all images for viewing and downloading
The full resolution JPEG2000s scans of the aerials will be made freely available for download
from the open access server.

Over the years, the St. John's River Water Management District has borrowed aerial imagery
produced in previous project phases and georeferenced them for District projects. In return for
use of the imagery the District provided copies of their georeferenced files. These
georeferenced aerial photographic images are highly valued and will also be made freely
available through the website. Future georeferenced images received from public agencies or
private contributors will be included for distribution.

Product 3: Enhanced Access through New Interface

1. Create user-friendly map interface using Google Maps A PI
In an earlier phase of the project, an interface was created which has worked quite well with
GIS experts. However, this application has proven difficult for non-GIS specialists. In this grant
cycle, a user-friendly interface will be created. This will lower the bar for access to this critical
and historic data and allow for increased use in academic environments, particularly middle
schools and high schools. This interface will utilize Google Maps API for display and searching.
Google Maps API has been utilized in many other applications, which will lend an air of
familiarity to project users. This will additionally allow for reverse geocoding and allow users to
type in an address or geographic landmark name to view the related historic aerial
photography.

2. Set up focus groups with partner schools to test and refine the new interface
The two new audiences targeted for the final phase of the aerial's project are 1) middle
school/high school students and teachers and 2) librarians statewide. Having the Florida
Aerial Photography Collection online was deemed highly useful by a number of educators.
Unfortunately, the complexity of the original GIS interface kept the collection from being used
to its fullest potential. One of the major aims of this final phase is to overcome this barrier by
providing a user-friendly map interface specifically designed for this audience. To achieve this
result, project staff will hold focus groups in schools consisting of students and teachers.
Roosevelt Middle School, a magnet school dedicated to environmental science and GIS, has
agreed to test the interface and host focus groups on location. This will be carried out by the
Usability Manager who will travel to West Palm Beach, FL to conduct the focus groups. The
same process will occur in two classrooms, one middle and one high school, at the P. K.
Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville.

The second target audience consists of librarians who staff reference desks in public and
academic libraries. Librarians have the ability to reach large numbers of people within their
constituent communities. Many also understand the specific needs of these communities and
can evaluate the user-friendly map interface to determine how it can meet the needs of larger
user groups that can't be targeted individually. To achieve this, project staff will send out online


Action Plan 6





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
surveys to Ask A Librarian participants in libraries throughout the state. Results from these
surveys will provide input for refining the user-friendly map interface to better suit the needs of
users in a variety of environments.

3. Develop resource guides for target audiences
Another benefit for the project's targeted groups includes an increased understanding of how
and when it is appropriate to use the Florida Aerial Photography Collection. Neither group can
be assumed to have extensive knowledge of spatial data and resources. During the first phase
of this project, curriculum modules were developed. These modules will be revised to better
utilize the newly developed user-friendly map interface.

Librarians are often challenged to close gaps in patrons' incomplete knowledge. When dealing
with spatial resources it is particularly difficult to know and be aware of the different tools
available to answer the patrons' questions. Online guides will be designed to provide
assistance during reference interviews and to determine when the online Florida Aerial
Photography Collection can be useful to satisfy patrons' needs. Online guides will be
developed separately for public and academic libraries to serve these specific patrons'
requirements.

Publicity

Publicity in the first two phases focused on distributing information on the project electronically and
through targeted mailings to public libraries, middle schools, high schools, university
departments, community colleges, governmental and private organizations. The third phase will alert
all audiences to the expanded coverage and new interface functionality through the same distribution
channels.

The new target audiences of secondary schools will be reached through listserves, such as LM_NET
and fl-lib, and presentations at the Florida Association for Media in Education, the Florida Association
of Science Teachers, Florida Council for the Social Studies, and the Florida Library Association.
Audience-specific flyers will alert them to the resource and provide ideas for how and when to use the
resource in the curriculum and with patrons.

Additional awareness in the K-12 community will be gained through the inclusion of the resource in
the SUNLINK catalog. SUNLINK is a website whose primary purpose is to promote the sharing of
resources through all the schools in Florida. Materials from K-12 schools in Florida are cataloged and
made available to schools throughout the state. In addition, educational websites are also selected
and cataloged for the collection if they meet the selection criteria. The completed aerial photography
of Florida website will be submitted with specific attention paid to the selection criteria. The website
will then be available to a multitude of educators and students through a respected and wide-used
source.

Florida librarians in the Ask A Librarian network will also be targeted. The Project Manager will be
attending the Florida Library Association's (FLA) Annual Conference in 2010 to present information
on how to help patrons use this digital collection. Further, this network of 98 libraries has agreed to
help promote and distribute information about the project.

The Project Manager's presentation at the FLA conference will also cover future plans to create a
state-wide collection of historic aerial photographs from multiple sources.


Action Plan 7






University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
Timeline

Time Table Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4


I Oct I Nov I Dec I Jan I Feb


Mar


1. Purchase equipment,
software, servers, and
aerial photography
2. Hire and train students
techs
3. Install and configure
new GIS virtual server
and open access server
expansion
4. Digitize 1971-1990
aerial photographs and
paper indexes / Convert
FDOT files to archivable
and accessible format
5. Rectify paper indexes
and photomosaic indexes,
create indexes using
photogrammetry software,
and populate GIS
database to link to
individual aerials
6. Archive TIFF format full
resolution images in
DAITSS
7. Develop and refine
user-friendly map
interface
8. Conduct focus groups
and usability studies on
new web interface
9. Update educational
modules and develop
online guides for targeted
user groups
10. Create "Ask A
Librarian" email portal for
the site (per Partnership
Agreement)
11. Develop and distribute
electronic publicity and
resource guides
12. Submit completed
website to DartClix for
inclusion in Sunlink
Catalog
13. Present work in
progress at conferences


April


May


June


July I Aug


Sept


Action Plan 8





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
Sustainability

Funding included in this current phase for a public accessible server seeks to address the need of
users to have access to the full-resolution image files and to lessen the staff time involved in
supporting this collection. Additionally, the initial interface created was based on a GIS platform that
required a user-friendly understanding of GIS functionality to be used with ease. This phase also
addresses that issue by proposing the development of a second, user friendly interface based on
Google Map functions. Both of these enhancements are expected to provide substantial benefits to
both the developers and users of this collection and to increase the sustainability of this project by
reducing the UF resources allocated to actively supporting its use.

Because this collection has gained high visibility within the state, users have offered to provide digital
images of other historic flights for incorporation into the collection. If this final phase is funded,
integrating additional collections will become an option. As an example, Benjamine Garcia, GIS
Manager for Lake County Water Authority in Tavares has offered to send the list of aerials from a
1941 Army Corps of Engineers flight to integrate into the database. The St. Johns River Water
Management District has already completed the georeferencing of several sets of District aerials, and
returned the rectified images to the project. At the present time, the project developers have agreed
to freely provide all of the images available for 16 counties to the South West Florida Water
Management District. The District will georeference the images and return them to be integrated into
the project.

It is the ultimate goal of the project developers to create a state-wide collection of historic aerial
photographs. Within the UF collections, there exist two additional collections that would be of value
to researchers. There is a large aerial photograph collection that has been developed specifically to
trace citrus land use in Florida. Future plans include digitizing the citrus survey aerials from 1960 to
the present. Dr. Adair Wheaton of the Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL writes:
"You are aware that we have aerial photography for almost all of the citrus in the state, taken every 2
years from about 1960 to the present. A wealth of information is hidden in these map [sic] and
digitizing these maps would provide a wealth of new information about the development of the citrus
industry in Florida. I hope your project will include digitizing these maps." Additionally, in the Map &
Imagery Library, there is a collection of 829 rolls of black and white, color, and color infrared film of
various sizes (9" x 9", 70 mm, and 4" x 5"), each containing upwards of 100 aerial photographic
images covering thirty-seven separate missions conduced by NASA's Kennedy Space Center in the
1970s. These images captured by a camera attached to a fixed-wing aircraft cover such missions as
"Biological Control of Aquatic Weeds in Florida," which includes aerial photography of lakes in ten
Florida counties from 1972 to 1976. This type of imagery is priceless in terms of documenting historic
changes in Florida's landscape. With funding from an internal UF grant, this NASA collection is
currently being inventoried and test digitizations conducted. Once this pilot is completed, external
funding sources will be sought to digitize the entire collection and make it available as part of the
From the Air collection.

As noted above, the University of Florida Libraries through the Digital Library Center has fully and
actively supported this collection and its associated reference/research services during the last six
years and will continue to provide excellent service to anyone using the collection. Additionally, the
DLC is currently involved in a massive migration of images from the proprietary SID format to the
industry standard jpg2000 format. This migration and the purchase and configuration of a jpeg2000
server will be used to house and serve the images created during this grant period, as part of the
entire collection. The University of Florida Libraries are fully committed to supporting this project


Action Plan 9





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
indefinitely as a service to the UF community and the citizens of Florida. Any hardware/software costs
needed for future digital curation and serving of this collection will be borne by the University
Libraries, including any future costs for archiving the images at DATISS.


Partnerships

Partner 1: Roosevelt Middle Magnet School
Partner 2: P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Partner 3: Florida Librarians, Partner with Ask A Librarian

Roosevelt Middle School is a magnet school located in West Palm Beach, FL that has a focus in
environmental science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). P. K. Yonge Developmental
Research School, Gainesville Florida is designed as a special school district under Florida
Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to
educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other
school districts. Both partners have agreed to test the user interface for ease of use and applicability
to middle and high school curricula. Students and teachers will provide feedback in a focus group
environment that will inform the improvement of the user interface and offer suggestions on
incorporating this collection in classroom activities. Schools will benefit from having this valuable
online resource free of charge and without mediation.

Ask A Librarian is a state-wide network of 98 libraries that offer online reference assistance to the
citizens of Florida. Ask A Librarian participants will benefit by acquiring skills to use an historic
collection of broad interest to the citizens of Florida. This network has agreed to promote the Aerial
Photography of Florida website to reference librarians state-wide, to assist with the distribution of
instructional materials, and to develop a virtual email/chat reference services portal specifically
designed for the online website.


Action Plan 10





Library Name: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Project Name: Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands

BUDGET
(Round all amounts to the nearest dollar. Add additional lines if needed to include all information in a section.)


LSTA


SALARIES & BENEFITS (Position Title) F.T.E.
(All salaries to be paid from federal or local sources)
Project Manager (Carol McAuliffe) 0.1 $
Map Consultant(Jennifer Farrington) 0.03 $
Digitization Manager (Randall Renner) 0.05 $
Database Programmer (Mark Sullivan) 0.15 $
Metadata/Quality Control Manager (Jane
Pen) 0.03 $
GIS Coordinator (Joe Aufmuth) 0.08 $
Usability Manager (Marilyn Ochoa) 0.05 $
3 Student Scan Techs 0.54 $
1 Student QC/Metadata Tech 0.11 $
1 Student Digital Camera Operator 0.02 $
5 Student GIS Techs 1.3 $
1 Graduate Student Educational Media
Specialist 0.17 $


LOCAL/STATE
MATCH


not included
1,432
2,660
10,645


1,573
6,182
1,502


8,156
1,868
400
32,435

4,135


TOTAL SALARIES ............ ...... ........ ..... ........ $ 46.994


LIBRARY MATERIALS (Include types of materials to be purchased)
Purchase 500 BW Aerials from APFO $ 6,500

TOTAL LIBRARY MATERIALS ............. .......... $ 6.500


TRAVEL


$

$ 23.994


2010 Florida Library Association Annual
Conference (1person/1 day/1 night)
West Palm Beach Focus Group (1
person/1 day/1 night)


TOTAL TRAVEL ............................................... $ 734


EQUIPMENT (Equipment and furniture with a useful life of at least one year and a unit cost of $1,000 or more)
GIS Virtual Server (Operating System:
Windows 2003 Server Standard or
Enterprise, Service Packs/Patches: SP1,
SP2, Web Server: Internet Information
Server Web Server Version: 6.0,
Minimum of 4 GB of RAM, Minimum of
750 GB of disk space) $ 3,500 $
42U Rack (Open Access Server
Expansion) $ 1,464 $
DS4000 EXP420 expansion unit (Open
Access Server Expansion) $ 4,473 $

TOTAL EQUIPMENT....... ........ ............ ...... $ 9.437 $

Budget
1





Library Name: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Project Name: Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands


OTHER (Specify)
Tivoli Storage Costs
ERDAS Leica Photogrammetry Suite and
software license for one year
500 GB SATA drive (Open Access Server
Expansion)
500 GB SATA drive for redundancy
(Open Access Server Expansion)


$ 1,500


TOTAL OTHER ................................ ........... $ 3.343


TOTAL.................................................. ..... $ 67.008 + $ 23.994


- 91.001.70


Budget
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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III: From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands
D. Budget Narrative

Salaries & Benefits

To carry out the Phase III proposed project, From the Air, the photographic record of Florida's
lands, the University of Florida Libraries will contribute a technical team consisting of one Project
Manager, one map consultant, one digitization manager, one metadata specialist, one GIS
coordinator, one database programmer, and one usability manager. The Head of the Map & Imagery
Library will be the overall project manager. Specific project duties for each individual are given below:

Project Manager: will provide administrative and budgetary oversight including supervising the hiring
of project staff and purchase of necessary equipment and software; reports directly to the funding
agency; tracks and revises Action Plan as necessary.

Map Consultant: will assist the Program Manager in the selection of 500 aerial photographs to be
purchased; selection of the 13,418 historical aerial photographs and 120 paper indexes to be
digitized; preparing and tracking of aerials and indexes selected for digitization.

GIS coordinator: will hire and supervise the GIS technicians who will rectify the paper and
photomosaic indexes and link them to individual flight images; document the reliability of images for
GIS applications; supervise the creation of appropriate geospatial metadata, assists in the
development of online help sections for use and interpretation of the aerials; oversees the use of
specialized photogrammetry software to create indexes for aerials where no index is available.

Digitization Manager: will provide hands on training in scanning and basic quality control for the
scanning technicians; supervise the scanning of the 13,418 aerial photographs and 120 paper
indexes; supervise quality control and production of compressed derivatives for Web serving; and
integrate the scanning operations with populating the metadata database.

Metadata/Data Specialist: will work with the Project Manager, Digitization Manager, and GIS
Coordinator to determine appropriate metadata collection procedures and appropriate interfaces to
that data.

Database Programmer: will work with the Project Manager to develop new user-friendly map interface
in Google API, install and configure of new servers, coordinates making the high-resolution and
georectified images available through the website; assist in the development of online help sections
for new user-friendly interface

The UF Libraries will contribute cost share (salary/benefits), for the following staff: Map Consultant,
Jennifer Farrington (3% $1,084/$348); Digitization Manager, Randall Renner (5% $2,038/$622);
Database Programmer, Mark Sullivan (15% $8,377/$2,268); Metadata/Quality Control Manager,
Jane Pen (3% $1,058/$514); GIS Coordinator, Joe Aufmuth (8% $4,511/$1,671); Usability
Manager, Marilyn Ochoa (5% for six months $1,159/$343). As in the previous two phases of this
project, the Project Manager, Carol McAuliffe's salary and benefits were not included in the cost
share though it is estimated that she will spend 10% of her time.

This LSTA funding request covers the following student workers. Wages indicated are commensurate
with those currently paid within the state university system. Estimates for actual time necessary to
perform these duties were derived from actual time logs for recent similar activities: five scanning
technicians (15 hrs/week for 15 weeks @ $7.25/hr totals $8,156); a metadata/quality control
technician based on 13,418 images @ 60/hr totals 225 hrs ($8.30/hr @ 15 hrs/week for 15 weeks); a


Budget Narrative 1





University of Florida Libraries
Phase III: From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's lands

digital camera operator based on 120 paper index images @ 3/hr totals 40 hrs (20 hrs/week @ $10/hr
for 2 weeks totals $400); five GIS technicians based on effort to create 11 indexes, georectifying 451
indexes and linking 21,417 images totaling 2,703 hours ($32,435); educational media graduate
assistant to work for the Usability Manager to support the preparation of materials for usability focus
groups, coordination of sessions, update past curriculum modules for using the user-friendly map
interface, and support the development of new instructional materials.

Library Materials

The UF Libraries will purchase 500 black and white aerial photographs from the Aerial photography.
Cost is $13/photograph for a total of $6,500.These historical aerials will fill in collection gaps for
specific geographic regions of Florida.

Travel

One project staff person plans to travel to the 2010 Florida Library Association Annual Conference to
present information about the From the Air project and how it can be easily used to satisfy a variety of
patrons' needs. Round trip to Orlando from Gainesville is 218 miles @ $0.445/mile which totals $97,
plus $36 for meals and $100 for hotel for one night.

One project staff person plans to travel to West Palm Beach to conduct one day of usability focus
groups with teachers and students at Roosevelt Middle Magnet School. Round trip to West Palm
Beach from Gainesville is 538 miles @ $0.445/mile which totals $239, plus $36 for meals and $150
for hotel for one night.

Equipment

The current Open Access Server at the University of Florida must be expanded to allow
approximately 100,000 aerial image files to be freely accessible. To expand this server, a DS4000
EXP420 expansion unit ($4,473), and a 42U Rack ($1,464) are required. The total cost of items over
$1,000 included in the server expansion is $5,937.

The new GIS server is necessary to store, query, and distribute the increasingly large GIS tile
database and control the web based advanced search GIS interface. The specifications for this
server include Windows 2003 Server Standard or Enterprise, service packs/patches SP1 and SP2,
Internet Information Server Web Server Version: 6.0, 4 GB of RAM, and 750 GB of disk space for a
cost of $3,500.

Other

The costs for the TIFF files in Tivoli, IBM's data storage manager utilized at the University of Florida,
are $349/TB for transfer and then storage is $219/TB per year. The 21,417 image file (approx.
626GB) transfer cost will be $218 and $137 for the annual storage, totaling $355.

Two 500GB SATA drives ($744/each) will be purchased: 1) to expand the open access server and 2)
for fail safe backup. The total cost for both drives is $1,488.

ERDAS Leica Photogrammetry Suite software will be licensed for 1 year for $1,500 as an add-on to
the Library's existing remote sensing software license. The software will allow 11 indexes to be
created for 2,600 individual tiles that have no publicly or privately available index.


Budget Narrative 2







Partnership Agreement

Library Services and Technology Act Grant


An agreement should be completed between the library and each partner. If another agreement or
contract is already in place, it can be substituted for this form as long as the conditions listed below are
included.


Library/Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Partnering Agency Name: Roosevelt Middle Magnet School
Partner Mailing Address: C/O Dee Ann Tiffany, 1900 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33404
Project Name: From the Air: The Photographic Record of Florida's Land

We, the undersigned agree to provide the following programs, services, or activities:
1. Test the user interface for ease of use and applicability to middle school students and teachers


2. Provide feedback in a focus group environment that will inform the improvement of the user interface
for students and teachers


3. Plan to incorporate the website resources development of future classroom activities focused on GIS
and environmental topics


We further agree to each of the following:
o To implement the project as presented in the project application and any project revisions.
o That funds or services received will be used in accordance with the application and any applicable laws and
regulations.
o Services will be provided at no charge and will be available4 the target populaiaO7


ilature of Authorized Library Official
Judith C. Russell

Name of Authorized Library Official
(print or type)

Dean of University Libraries
Title of Authorized Library Official
March 11, 2009


Date


CyOorfqe ioc L -A4
Name of Authorized Partner Official
(print or type)


Title of Auorized Partner Official


Date







Partnership Agreement

Library Services and Technology Act Grant


An agreement should be completed between the library and each partner. If another agreement or
contract is already in place, it can be substituted for this form as long as the conditions listed below are
included.


Library/Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Partnering Agency Name: P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Partner Mailing Address: C/O Penny Chou, 1080 SW 11th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
Project Name: From the Air: The Photographic Record of Florida's Land

We, the undersigned agree to provide the following programs, services, or activities:
1. Test the user interface for ease of use and applicability to middle school and high school students and
teachers


2. Provide feedback in a focus group environment that will inform the improvement of the user interface
for students and teachers


3. Plan to incorporate the website resources development of future classroom activities focused on GIS
and environmental topics


We further agree to each of the following:
o To implement the project as presented in the project application and any project revisions.
o That funds or services received will be used in accordance with the application and any applicable laws and
regulations.
o Services will be provided at no charge and will be available to the target population.


Sig ure of Authorized Library Official
Judith C. Russell
Name of Authorized Library Official
(print or type)
Dean of University Libraries

Title of Authorized Library Official
March 11, 2009
Date


Signature of Authorized Partner Official

L- C k o
Name of Authorized Partner Official
(print or type)


Title of Authorized Partner Official


Date






Partnership Agreement

Library Services and Technology Act Grant


An agreement should be completed between the library and each partner. If another agreement or
contract is already in place, it can be substituted for this form as long as the conditions listed below are
included.


Library/Organization Name: University of Florida Libraries
Partnering Agency Name: Ask A Librarian
Partner Mailing Address: (201 T"4 i(4 6udk .O, Tmp1t, FI f3311
Project Name: From the Air: the photographic record of Florida's land

We, the undersigned agree to provide the following programs, services, or activities:
1. Support the marketing of the online aerial photography of Florida website to reference librarians state-
wide through the Ask A Librarian network.


2. Assist with the distribution of web resources relating to the online Aerial Photography of Florida
website to the Ask A Librarian network.


3. Develop a virtual reference email/chat reference services portal specifically designed for the online
Aerial Photography website.


We further agree to each of the following:
[ To implement the project as presented in the project application and any project revisions.
O If the partner organization is a faith-based community organization, that the support received through the project
will not be used for religious or sectarian purposes.
O That funds or services received will be used in accordance with the application n and any a licable laws and
regulations.
] Services will be provided at no charge and will be ailable to t get po ulation.


ture of Authorized Library Official
Judith C. Russell
Name of Authorized Library Official
(print or type)
Dean of University Libraries

Title of Authorized Library Official
March 11, 2009
Date


Signature of Authorized Partner Official


Name of Authorized Partner Official
(print or t ) .


Title of Authorized Partner Official


Date








Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography Requests


University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Requestor County tiles Coverage request and Response
Rosanna Rivero Glades, Henry, Palm beach, Lake Okeechobee and surrounding areas
Everglades Foundation Martin ,Okeechobee counties
18001 Old Cutler Road Suite 625
Miami Florida 33157
Susan Brown Aerials of state parks Used images for annual celebration of District 2, Florida Park
Assistant PPDS Florida Park Service service
District 2 Administration
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Fl. 32641

Alicia A. Deochan Pasco County Township/Range searching for aerials in Pasco County 1941
Environmental Analyst
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Suite 300
10117 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, Florida
Josh Kohlbecker Eglin Air Force Base Aerials covering Eglin, Florida
CH2M Hill
4350 W. Cypress Street, Suite 600
Tampa, Florida 33607-4155

R. Mike Paige Sent instructions for searching Township/Range
Project Coordinator
*DMK Associates, Inc.*
6311 Atrium Drive, Suite 200
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Lizbeth Childs, E.I. Franklin Supplied correct attribution statement for aerials from Franklin
PBS&J County
1901 Commonwealth Lane
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-3196

Eric Gillis Comment addressing need for continued daily access to the
Project Scientist, ENVIRONMENTAL collection: In our line of work here at Environmental Services,
SERVICES, INC. Inc., we rely on
7220 Financial Way, Suite 100 the historical aerials you provide on a daily basis. Most
Jacksonville, FL 32256 recently, I
understand the transmittal of large maps on request via E-mail
has been
suspended due to an overwhelming demand. While we are
always looking
for ways to improve and make our efforts more streamlined,
would you
consider downloading your entire collection onto an external
bulk
memory device that we could provide??
I would welcome any comment or alternative solution you may
have.
And as always, Thank you very much for the wonderful service
you provide.

Chris McLaughlin, SIT, St. Lucie Request for some historical Florida aerial imagery in the Ft.
chrism@nsgeo.com, Northstar Pierce/St. Lucie County area. Do you still take requests for
Geomatics these, or are they now available somewhere online? I will list
Post Office Box 2371 the images below for efficiency in case you still handle these
Stuart, Florida 34995 requests, thank you again this resource has been very helpful
tel: 772-781-6400 ext 106 for our surveying work in determining old water boundaries!
fax: 772-781-6462
web: www.nsgeo.com


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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography Requests


University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Ron Martin Santa Rosa I am trying to view some older aerial maps of Northern Santa
Firm Administrator Rosa County from 1940 to 1958. The website is GREAT! I am
Beggs and Lane, RLLP having some difficultly using the Advanced ArclMS search
Pensacola, FI 32502 engine. I am trying to view Township Range: 06N29W for the
(850) 432-2451 years 1940, 1941, 1955 and 1958. Response was to send
instructions on how to use the Township/Range function.


Daniel W. Pearson 10 aerials supplied We've just been "given" the newest State Park by the
Environmental Specialist II Suwannee River WMD. It's a bunch of acres north of Branford
FDEP, Division of Recreation and on the Suwannee River. I get the pleasure of writing the
Parks management plan. The uplands have been used hard over the
Bureau of Parks District 2 years, so there's not much natural left. The floodplain is
4801 Camp Ranch Road apparently in better condition, but I really need those wonderful
Gainesville, FL 32641-9299 aerials to figure out what happened to this property over the
352-955-2279 (SC 625-2279) years.
FAX 352-955-2139 (SC 625-2139)
Email: daniel.pearson@dep.state.fl.us






Marin F.D. Greenwood, Hillsborough Your website is excellent. I'm writing a report on tidal creeks in
Fisheries-Independent Monitoring, Tampa
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Bay and wanted to include some of your images to illustrate
Commission, changes over
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, time. I read your copyright page and just wanted to make sure
100 8th Avenue SE, that
St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA referencing the FLAP database and website would suffice to
acknowledge
the source of the images. I did not see any copyright information
noted
on the images or in associated records from the GIS interface.

Thanks for any information, and also for the very useful site.
Response: Citation format sent.





Barbora Ubar Hillsborough I am looking for historical aerials from year 1939 to 1994 for 08-
County Photogrammetrist 30-18
Project Manager (STR) in Hillsborough County. Response: Instructions on
Mapping Section, County Surveying searching Township/Range were sent.
Division Real Estate Department,
Hillsborough County
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 21st floor
Tampa, Florida 33601

Beth J. LaCivita Gadsden I am looking for aerials of Midway Florida in Gadsden County.
Historic Florida Consulting, LLC Response: Instructions sent on using advanced search and
/Specializing in Heritage Education, place name option.
Tourism, and Historic Preservation
Planning/
1484 Mitchell Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303


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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography Requests


University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Melanie Knapp, Govt Operations
Consultant II/* Florida Department of
Environmental Protection Division of
State Lands/ Bureau of Surveying and
Mapping Title and Land Records
Office 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS
#108 Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850)245-2788 or SC 205-2788, ext
4801
Fax: (850)412-0613


I'm researching the north end of Lake Toho (area east of
Kissimmee in
Sec22-25S-29E) and cannot open the 1944 aerials. Response:
Staff response by doing a search of the requested areas,
zipping the tiles found, and sending them to Ms. Knapp.


Barry R. Wharton, Senior Lee and Charlotte County I am working on a historic drainage basins mapping project for
Environmental Scientist aerials the Charlotte Harbor Nat'l Estuary Program. Response: Images
Senior Professional Associate/ provided.
HDR Engineering, Inc.
2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 250
Tampa, FL 33607-5711



Anita Fodor Monroe Needed source of 1940 aerials of Monroe County. Response:
Anita.Fodor@dep.state.fl.us sent information on USDA flights.
Scott Gulf I have been searching through the Aerial Photography viewer
Gulf County Board of County website focusing in on Gulf County. I was wondering if it was
Commissioners possible to get the aerials flown in 1942 for Gulf County? I am
Scott Warner- GIS Technician the GIS Technician for the county and these aerials would be a
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Room great tool for showing everything from beach erosion, land use
311 changes, and for many other comparisons of yesterday and
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 today. Could you please tell me how I can go about getting
these aerials? Response: Information on obtaining the SID
images was sent.



Ryan Horstman Hillsborough county
Ecologist WilsonMiller.com


Laura Graser, Staff Geologist Citrus, Marion, Levy Counties I would like to obtain high resolution digital aerial index maps
Geomatrix Consultants, Inc. from 1949 for Citrus and Marion Counties and 1963 index maps
2101 Webster Street 12th Floor for Levy, Marion, and Citrus Counties. Response: Indexes for
Oakland, CA 94612 requested counties and years zipped and made available for
pickup

Deborah Gillett Hernando County 1 aerial requested. Response: SID image sent
GIS Analyst
Survey Section
Land Resources Department
Southwest Florida Water Management
District
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34604 (352)796-7211, Ext. 4473

Anthony W. Myers Collier County Rquested specific aerial in the South Collier area on or before
Gis Analyst I 1974 and no earlier than 1693. Response: sent SID image
2158 Johnson Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Greg Blanchard Manatee County How would I cite photos from the FLAP Department of
Environmental Manager Agriculture series
Manatee County Environmental in a technical report? Response: Correct citation format sent.
Management Dept.


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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography Requests


University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Nick Rillstone Alachua County I need to use them for a remediation project that I am working
URS Corporation Southern on in Gainesville.
1625 Summit Lake Drive, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32317



Lamar Rogers, Fayetteville, GA Hillsborough county I'm about to finish "My Story" and would like to include small
portions of these in it. I grew up near Plant City. This is my
personal story and will not be sold. It's for my defendants and
friends. Response: 3 aerials requested were supplied.


Gregg Walker, Park Biologist How do I download and use these images in my GIS software?
Wekiva River Basin State Parks Response: Explained formats and usage. Later message:
1800 Wekiwa Circle Before I shock you with a very large request, is there maximum
Apopka, FI 32712 number of tiles per request? I manage over 40,000 acres and
am interested in every year for which they are available. This is
partly for park management and also as part of my PhD
dissertation in Conservation Biology at UCF.
Response: Aerials requested were supplied.


Roxanne Gause P.E. Lee County Just a curiosity, you have such a great website for the old aerial
Ardaman & Associates photographs of Lee County, better than what is accessible here
9970 Bavaria Road in Lee
Fort Myers, Florida County. What I don't understand is that the Collier County
USDS has a
wonderful selection of the 1940's- 1960's aerial photographs
with great
indexes. Why are they not available on this website? Could
they be in
the future? Response: In the future, we hope to build a state-
wide historic aerial collection


John Purdy Seminole I am looking for historical aerial photos of Seminole County.
Vice President, Construction Specifically, of an old Airport on Highway 46, just west of the St.
KA & KM Development Inc. Johns River. It was called Bruce Field. Response: Image
7802 Kingspoints Parkway availability given & images supplied.
Orlando, Florida 32819

Daniel Parsons, E.I. Manatee and Sarasota I am trying to acquire digital aerial photography for a large
Staff Engineer portion of Manatee and Sarasota County from the 1950's for a
Dewberry project for SWFWMD. Response: Aerials were burned to DVD
1000 North Ashley Drive and supplied.
Suite 801
Tampa, Florida 33602

Jason Cornell Suwannee Three tiles provided
Environmental Specialist
Florida Department of Transportation-
District 2
1109 S. Marion Ave.
Mail Station 2007
Lake City, FL 32025-5874
Anthony Austermann Walton How can we obtain all of the 1941 and 1949 aerial photos for
Environmental Planner Walton
Walton County County Florida? Response: Burned to DVD and sent.
Planning and Development Services
Division
Environmental Department
JD Ennis Hernando, St. Johns Tiles supplied for Corps of Engineers project.
Geographer/GIS
Chicago District, Planning Branch
111 N Canal St. Suite 600
Chicago, IL. 60606


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Appendix 2: Examples of Aerial Photography Requests


University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Amy Hoyt Lee 1944 aerials of Lee County burned to DVD and sent.
GIS Manager
Lee County
1500 Monroe Street, 4th Fl.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Nick Johnson, St. Pete Times Hillsborough Article on Shell Key used aerials to show changes in land mass

Paul R. Carlson, Jr, Ph.D., Research Hillsborough The digital imagery collection is a gold mine of historical
Scientist Florida Fish and Wildlife information, and I appreciate all the work that went into
Conservation Commission Florida Fish cataloging, scanning, organizing, and serving the data. I'm not
and Wildlife Research Institute 100 sure how much I told you about our project, but we are looking
Eighth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL, at historical changes in seagrass cover in one area of Tampa
33701 Bay along the Hillsborough County shoreline. I am scrambling tc
meet a report deadline... Response: 14 images from
Hillsborough provided through zipped file.



Adam Hoyles Volusia, Flagler We use the "Aerial Photography Florida" collection
Environmental Consultant often on many projects. We are usually most interested in older
Onsite Environmental Consulting, LLC. imagery
www.onsiteec.com (1940's and older) and use it primarily for forensic wetland
determinations. It is often necessary to use this older imagery
4355 Beverly Ave as it
Jacksonville, Florida 32210 provides the only reliable record of the historic extent of
wetlands. I
cannot express to you how important these images are to the
restoration
and conservation of wetland resources.

Having said that, we are excited to be working on a parcel that
is
approximately 5,000 acres. We need to develop historical
wetland extent
maps using the imagery that is only available from your
collection. Response: 12 images requested were sent.



Terry Cartwright Pasco 1 aerial requested. Response: SID image sent
Environmental Scientist
URS Corporation
7650 W. Courtney Campbell
Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607-1462


David Printiss Liberty 1 aerial requested. Response: SID image sent
Director of Science and Conservation
Resources
The Nature Conservancy
Northwest Florida Program
10394 NW Longleaf Drive
Bristol, FL 32321-0393


Patrick J. Bohlen, PhD Broward, Highlands Requested aerial photographs for Buck Island Ranch, Archbold
Associate Research Biologist and Research Station Response: 14 images sent
Director of Research MacArthur Agro-
ecology Research Center 300 Buck
Island Ranch Rd.
Lake Placid, FL 33852


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Completed: March 10, 2009 Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Describe how having online access Describe how you use aerial
to Florida aerial photography is photography in your field.
important for your research.


I consider this service an essential
tool for my work. It's been
bookmarked as a favorite website
since I discovered it and it's one of my
3 homescreens. Can't live without it.


Contact Information



Lee A. Kissick, Sr.
Regulatory Scientist


Describe how useful it would be to
your work to have online access to
1971-1994 Florida aerial
My own agency does not provide
historical aerial photography of this
caliber. I have recommended this
website to other regulatory agencies
and environmental consultants alike.


Describe how we can make this site
more useful to you.

It'd be great if you could get more post-
1958 aerials loaded for Volusia County
and environs.


Chris McLaughlin,
PSM
Wantman Group, Inc.


Joe Clemis
A2L Technologies




Keanan Bell
WRScompass


I am a surveyor who has used this We use aerial imagery to allow our
imagery to determine old shorelines of consumers to see the relationship of
waterways and to help establish our surveys to their lands. I have
intents of easement and deed used this historical imagery for
documents based on the properties numerous projects and deem it very
and utilities existing during the time important.
the documents were written.


It saves thousands of dollars of
gasoline and oh, the greenhouse gas
savings, not having to drive to each
county repository of USGS aerial
photographs
It is vital to understanding historic land
use and change in Florida. There are
very few data sources available online
that allow the user to draw their own
conclusions regarding the transition of
real estate over time.


Wayne Y. Adams
Miami-Dade County
Public Schools


Study historic land use





Primarily to determine historic land
uses and changes in land use over
time to facilitate environmental
restoration and remediation projects
in the state.



I use the photographs when I teach
the students about environmental
issues. They are useful tools for
showing the students how the land is
being transformed and used.


We need to be able to see (in South
Florida) how lands were laid out
before drainage canals and levees
were constructed.


It is extremely useful and time saving
being able to access the photography
at all times of the day from a
personal pc.


It would be useful if the entire contact
print was available for download at a
resolution high enough to discern all
site features.


Allow us to download the images we see
without having to contact the staff at UF.
It would be nice to have them
georeferenced, but not necessary since
we already know what lands are being
depicted when we use them, so we can
georeference them in-house to the
features we deem most important.

Verify older photography actual locations,
older ones are close, however, not
accurate.



This site would be significantly more
useful if entire aerial image tiles or
contact prints were available for download
at 100% resolution (via FTP server like
FDEP LABINS or online interface like
FDOT APLUS).


Improve the map index page. Most of the
reference points do not coincide with the
actual photographs. Most of the time
when I pick a point directly over the area
of interest, I find the actual photograph is
off so far that the area does not even
show. It would also be useful if the user
could download the actual photograph.


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I review Environmental Resource
Permits and need to evaluate the
impacts of land development projects
on wetlands and other water
resources. This stie provides useful
data to reconstruct land use histories
and past drainage effects that may
need to be considered during the ERP
review.




Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project University of Florida Libraries
Completed: March 10, 2009 Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Leslie Condon
Miami-Dade County
Public Schools


Michelle Dachsteiner


Bonnie Irving
SWFWMD


Online access to Florida's aerial
photographs helps me research
historic property use for property
transactions. Having this information
saves me time and money to travel to
get print aerial.

I work in ERP permitting, complaince
and enforcement for SWFWMD. This
site is the best site to find historical
aerials of project areas, to determine
wetland extent and land use practices
over the years.


These historical aerials are often a
missing piece to the land use puzzle
of historical Florida.


I use aerial photography to find
approximate dates of property
development and previous land uses.


The more aerials I have available,
the more accurate my date of
development and land use
information can be.


I use aerial photography to determine Additional years are always helpful, The site works well currently.
land use practices overtime. and would be used frequently.


I use the information obtained from
these historical aerials to determine
the historical land use and land
changes overtime. I also locate
historical wetlands to determine any
connectivity existing wetlands used to
have.


I would gain a more complete picture Having a detailed list of tiles available by
of land use changes over time. year and STR would be helpful.


Anna Dziadon
Aerostar
Environmental
Services



Tracy Tobin
Aerostar
Environmental
Services


Preston Miller
Central Florida
Testing Laboratories


This is vital to our production of Phase This is vital to our production of Phase
I reports. We use this service on a I reports. We use the aerials to
weekly basis and it saves us hours by describe historical characteristic of
not needing to drive to each county the property and its adjoining
for aerials on CD. properties.


I research properties all over the State We are required to available at least
of Florida for Phase I Environmental one aerial photograph per decade
Site Assessments. back to the 1940s.


Extremely important. I work for a
company that does sinkhole
investigations and having historical
aerials available as a reference is
invaluable.


As a comparison to recent aerials.
Looking for significant changes over
time.


Introducing newer aerials would be
excellent. We often need to go
elsewhere to find aerials from years
past 1971 and their website has
changed and become confusing and
time consuming.

It would take less time if these aerials
were available on one website rather
than having to visit several websites.
Less time is less money!


Very useful. Sinkhole investigations
would be incomplete and inaccurate
without these aerials.


Introducing the more recent years of
aerials would really help since your
website is easy to use and usually pretty
complete in terms of areas covered.
THANKS!


PLEASE don't make us pay for it and if
possible add additional years. THis is by
far the most user friendly website I use in
my research.


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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project University of Florida Libraries
Completed: March 10, 2009 Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Elizabeth Black
AEROSTAR
Environmental
Services, Inc.









Theresa Heiker
Leon County Public
Works













Jeff Ransom
Miami-Dade County
Office of Historic and
Archaeological
Resources
Sherilyn Wells
votetrees@earthlink.n
et


It helps to keep our services
competitive with other companies
since we do not have to pay for the
aerials. Also, it keeps costs down,
since we do not have to sub-out the
aerials search, like we have to do in
other states. It makes our work
easier.




Access to aerial photos from adjacent
counties, as well as historic photos,
provides information not otherwise
available regarding land uses and
changes in creeks and wetlands. I've
forwarded the link to several
professionals in the water resources
field.







Extremely important.


It is critical as I am in another state
and am working on a legal issue.


We use aerials to determine the past
operations and use of a site per the
ASTM standards for Phase I ESAs.










Stormwater management requires
knowledge of natural water systems in
order to resolve flooding of existing
development and prevent future
development in inappropriate areas.
Also, the historic aerials have greatly
assisted in identifying where the
natural systems have been
"improved". This helps plan
corrections to address the unintended
water quality degradation.




I'm an archaeologist with Miami Dade
County. I use it extensively.


I don't. My site usage is specific to a
legal issue.


It makes working with them much
easier since most everything is in a
digital format. Also, we don't have to
scan hard copies and make sure they
are in the correct format for use in
ArcMap.







My community, Leon County,
maintains aerial photography in our
GIS from more recent flights (1994).
However, photos from 1971 to 1994
would document changes to our
water resources which had significant
impacts to our environment.
Restoring water systems requires
that we understand how nature has
been changed.





Although we have hard copies of
these maps at the county, it would be
much more convenient to access
these digitally online.


Extremely useful... updated
information is essential in
ascertaining changes overtime.


The ArclMS search function is a bit
cumbersome and when you type in the
correct information, it doesn't always return
the correct aerials. Other than the search
function (zooming in and clicking on the
aerial is easy), there's really nothing that I
would change. Adding in a topo or aerial
background can make it harder to locate.
Maybe is the roads and lakes were more
true to their actual shapes, it would help.


It would be great if prints could include the
photo information. I have to zoom in to
identify a feature and often lose the date
and frame information. Perhaps it could
auto-populate from file, like the footer
information?









It already works great!


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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project University of Florida Libraries
Completed: March 10, 2009 Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Jeff Cannon
Pasco County
Cemeteries


Bill Spencer
Suwannee River
Water Management
District


Steven Dier
Professional Service
Industries (PSI)




William Jones
wdj@hiwaay.net


Mr. Jeffrey Platt
Florida Atlantic
University
Anonymous


I am a local historian in Pasco County
and the use of these are absolutely
wonderful and great that they are free
of charge. Without these I have had
to rely on try to gather them from local
sources, which takes a great deal of
time!


These aerial have been used in the
submission of application to the FMSF
(FLorida Master Site File) for the
preservation of historic resources. I
have also used them for presentation
purposes to show how Florida has
grown since the 1940's.


I use it to help document pre-existing Allows me to verify if an area that has
wetland conditions for wetland been filled is an "historic" wetland or
violation enforcement. not.


It allows for speedy access to
historical information. FDOT no
longer provides an accurate location,
instead a conglomerate of aerials with
no index to find the location you are
seeking.

Useful for tracking changes in land
uses.


Great


To look up historical conditions on a
certain parcel and vicinity. We use
this to identify potential environmental
concerns on-site and off-site.



I use the photography to locate
structures, roads, and settlements
that have been eliminated by present
day development.


I am a hunter. When I acquire new
property, I do my prescouting from the
air.


The use of 1971-1994 aerials would
be of great value to the historic
research of Florida as there was
much built between the 50's and
70's. Each day that passes these
become more valuable as historic
resources.


Just today I greatly needed mid-
1970s to verify when a dirt road was
paved. A road was build without a
permit, but owner claims it was there
pre-rules.



Extremely useful in our productivity,
not having to go to county property
appraisers offices or sift through
FDOTs aerials.



It would be more useful to me if early
photographic sets were complete,
and if pre-1937 imagery were
available (if it exists.)


It might be good to compare changes


This site could be more useful by allowing
folks to access other historical records or
documents that are on file with the
university or other universities that would
be willing to share their collections. These
online records and documents of course
should be limited to Florida, I am
specifically seeking Seminole Indian War
records that are extremely hard to find.



Could make it easier to move around on
the ground between adjacent photos.
Help with specifying data form for entry.
TWNRNG can be confusing. Could have
the searches saved so when you modify
you don't need to start over.


Include a look up by Section-Township-
Range or Latitude-Longitude (DMS) which
would allow the user to easily find their
location.



The selection tool would be more useful if
the tile containing the selected ground
was selected and displayed, and if there
were a mechanism to pan from tile to tile
without cycling back to the selection map.
Also, download access to the full .sid files
would be useful, as would the capability to
selectively display only the tiles for a
given flight or given year.


aerial photography from early 1900's
would be quit useful!

Make it a bit easier to find unmarked
places.


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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project University of Florida Libraries
Completed: March 10, 2009 Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Desiree Estabrook-
Zhou
Archaeological
Consultants, Inc.


Lisa Tully
Itully@ardaman.com






Shane Billings
Bay Appraisal &
Environmental, Inc.


With many archival items available
digitally, it reduces my dependence
on local historical societies and the
expense it sometimes demands in
order to access their materials
(time/travel/copying). Many times,
however, local historical societies do
not have historic aerials, which are
instead housed in state collections.
Considering that many state
collections are located in northern
Florida or at one of the many state
universities, and far away from my
office of employment, I would not be
able to utilize these resources in a
timely and effective manner if they
were not available online.



I do Phase I environmental
assessments, and it saves so much
time to be able to view historic aerials
of the entire state without having to
track them down through the property
appraiser or county services.


This service is very important as I use
it for historic research associated with
Phase I Environmental Site
Assessments. It helps keep my costs
down as it saves the time of having to
visit various agencies.


As an architectural historian, I rely on
historic aerials to determine
approximate building dates for
properties encountered during my
survey. Dates listed on a county
property appraiser website are
generally estimates for a building's
construction, so it helps to have a
dated aerial for reference. Aerials
also provide a view of the surrounding
context, which helps when I need to
evaluate historic resources and
explain the general transition within a
given area.


Having later aerials (1971-1994)
would assist in determining changes
within a project area (ie. when certain
buildings appear to have been
demolished, construction of
roads/bridges/etc.)


Part of what I need to do for research These mid-years are often difficult to
is look at the oldest aerials possible find on subscription services such as
your service always has what I need. terraserver.com.





Historic research to identify potential This would be VERY useful. It would
landfilling, gas stations, environmental save me the time of having to visit
concerns, various agencies to review photos.


Perhaps note that when clicking on a
particular aerial, it sometimes will direct
you to that exact location, or other times,
it will bring you to an aerial several miles
away. The placement of the aerial link
does not always match the particular area
it is on. [I hope that makes sense.]


I've found the locations of the dots on
your maps are slightly off but they're
consistently placed slightly northeast of
the actual location of the photo, so it's
very easy to compensate.



If additional aerials are added, that would
be great.


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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project University of Florida Libraries
Completed: March 10, 2009 Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Robert M. Couch III,
P. E.
Bay Appraisal &
Environmental, Inc.












Pierre Bruno
Forge Engineering,
Inc.


Rick Wood
EPAI


Thomas H. Thurlow,
Jr. and Sandra
Thurlow
(Members of
numerous Florida
Historical Societies)


As an environmental engineer I am
frequently called upon to assess
possible environmental concerns from
past uses of properties. Having
online access to these photos speeds
up research time. In addition, being
able to access them on holidays and
weekends has been invaluable.







The online access to Florida aerial
photography is important to my
research because it helps reduce and
in some cases eliminate the need to
drive to locations having "hard copy"
aerial photographs. This significantly
reduces the amount of fuel that I must
use and at the same time reduces
hydrocarbon emissions.


It saves fuel and time because I drive
less to go to the places other aerials
are kept.
My wife is a local historian limited to
the Martin and St. Lucie County
areas, including Stuart,Jensen Beach,
Sewall's Point. She has written 4
books and has given hundreds of
slide/powerpoint programs over the
past several years.


The photographs are used to
determine past uses of a piece of
property and the surrounding
properties that may have an
environmental impact on the subject
property.









I am a Professional Geologist and I
use aerial historical aerial
photographs to review changes that
have occurred overtime, in order to
evaluate for possible site
contaminations and for land use
planning.


Phase I Environmental Site
Assessments


Martin County was formed from
portions of Palm Beach and St. Lucie
Counties in 1925, and vintage aerial
photographs are very effective. We
recently found Underwood &
Underwood aerial photos in 1925
promotional material and we are
curious as to whether addition aerial
photographs of the Martin County
area from 1900 thru 1970 are
available.


Having the 1971-1994 aerial
photographs in addition to the current
earlier ones would save a half day of
work traveling up to Ocala, pulling
the photographs and having to
physically take a photograph of the
photos since they do not have
scanning or digitized photos in place.
On average, the additional
photographs would save 300-500
working hours per year for the
company.


There is a data gap of 20 years -
having online access would complete
that data gap and benefit me and the
environment because I must
sometimes drive to locations to
review hard copy aerial photographs.


It would be very helpful if we could zoom
in using lat/long.














This site has come a long way in a very
short time. Finding specific locations
used to be tedious and you have made
the site very user friendly. Thank you.


Very


1971 -1994 aerials would be useful to I don't know ------have not used it yet.
illustrate the history and
development of the County since
1925.


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Survey results of aerial photography users and support of proposed Phase III Project University of Florida Libraries
Completed: March 10, 2009 Phase III From the Air: the photographic record of Florida lands


Justin Chamberlain
Central Florida
Testing Labs, Inc.


Anonymous


melissa hoover
Brown, Burdine and
Associates
Anonymous


as an employee of an geotechnical We review historical aerials to
engineering firm i use this site virtually determine developmental and
every day of the week except sunday. geomorphic changes that occur over
It is a critical resource for historical time in our area of review.
data.


By having access to the historic aerial I use them often to determine historic
photographs I am able to do research land use, and to identify historic
on past land use for the entire state of structures within certain areas.
Florida from anywhere.


It greatly simplifies getting old aerial Ascertain previous use of land.
photos to compare land use and
change from past to present.
It saves time, and money by the easy I use it to pin point agricultural property
access online access. for evaluation of potential of use, or
sale


I have been eagerily waiting for the
addition of data to this resource.
Having an aerial set with a wider
spanse of time would really help with
establishing timelines development..
i.e. can help narrow the rang or
establish a timeline when more
recent additions to a structure were
completed.

Not incredibly useful right now, but as
time moves forward it would be very
useful as I am generally concerned
with time periods more than 50 years
ago
VERY! These years are critical to
determine the timeline of early
development to now.
It is extremely important for me to
have access to the data 71-94 and it
would also be helpful to have
additional data outside that range.


adding a PLSS (sec-twp-range) grid
would be VERY BENEFICIAL!!!!! Adding
a "rough" grid of each aerial year (see
Pinellas Co.'s PAIRS for example).


Expand to include different states in the
surrounding area.


By linking plat locations to tax records,
and dead info


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Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services


CERTIFICATION OF CREDENTIALS

(Complete this form only if your library entity does not receive State Aid to Libraries or Multitype Library
Cooperative grant funding.)





The University of Florida
(name of library governing body)

governing body for the George A. Smathers Libraries
(name of library/organization)

hereby certifies that the incumbent library administrative head,

Judith C. Russell
(name of incumbent)

has completed a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and is
thereby eligible to apply for and administer a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
grant.


Signature


Date


and title of authorized representative below:


Joseph Glover
Name



Provost
Title


912Q4





University of Florida Libraries
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of Florida's Lands



osevelt Co0nimunity Middle Manlet lol

FOR MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1900 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
561-822-0200
George L. Lockhart, Principal
Assistant Principals
Mary Wilson 8"' Grade
Stefan Bryant 7"' Grade
Janice Coe 6"' Grade
Robert Smith Community School

February 24, 2009

Bess de Farber
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000

Dear Ms. De Farber:

Roosevelt Middle Magnet School has four magnet programs: Environmental Science/GIS, Pre Engineering, Pre
Medical, and Technology. The courses in the Environmental Science/GIS program requires monthly field trips
for students to experience first-hand the environmental issues in Palm Beach County, Florida. With GIS, they
can download the various layers of modern day Florida and the world. With the aerial photographs of a bygone
era in an easy-to-download format, the students can compare and contrast the changes that have occurred. They
can investigate and determine which ones have been beneficial and which have wreaked havoc. This resource
would be a valuable one to reinforce the use of technology and extend our current lessons so that students better
understand how each person must help protect and preserve the environment in order for it to remain a place of
health, beauty, and wonder to all living things.

Other groups who would benefit by having the historical aerial photographs available online would be those
students in middle school who study Florida history in Social Studies classes and the teachers who instruct them.
Students are into computers and websites more than we were as children; this online interface would interest
them more than most other venues.

We would be very interested in pursuing this project with our teachers and students and providing feedback to
the University of Florida Libraries.

Sincerely,



Dee Ann Tiffany
Magnet Coordinator


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University of Florida Libraries
UNIVERSITY of Phase III From the Air:
U F I FLOR DA the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands
College of Education 1080 S.W. 11th Street
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School PO Box 118530
Gainesville, FL 32611-8530
352-392-1554 Tel
352-392-9559 Fax

Feb. 26th, 2009

Dear Bess,

I am writing to support your project and acceptance of our partnership with P.K.
Yonge to help the University of Florida Libraries develop a user online Interface
that will serve teachers and students around the state in accessing historical aerial
photographs of Florida.
This letter is to commit the P.K.Yonge 6th grade science class and 9th grade AP
Biology class to assist the test of user interface for the development of a user
online interface that will serve teachers and students around the state in
accessing historical aerial photographs of Florida.
This project has my support and two science teachers', Mayra Cordero and
Michelle McDonald commitment to provide feedback from students to improve
the user interface for students and teachers.
Funding upon completion of the project also will help to incorporate the website
resources of future classroom activities focused on GIS and environmental
educations.


Sincerely,



enny Chou, EdS
Head Librarian
Mead Library
P. K. Yonge DRS
1080 SW 11th ST.
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-392-1554 ext. 258
352-392-9559 (fax)
pchou@pkv.ufl.edu



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University orida Libraries
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Board of County Commissioners ic Record
Hernando County a's L
PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Government Center /Administration Building Planning (352) 754-4057
20 North Main Street, Room 262 Fax -(352) 754-4420
Brooksville, Florida 34601 2828 E-Mail. planning@co.hernando.fl us



February 19, 2009


Ms. Carol McAuliffe
Map Librarian
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000


RE: Aerial Photography of Florida Project


Dear Ms. McAuliffe:


Please accept this letter of support for the Aerial Photography of Florida Project completion phase
at the University of Florida Libraries. The Online historic air photo collection includes all counties
in the State of Florida; the collection is available, at no cost through the Internet. The project has
saved the general public, and professionals, from engineers, environmentalists, historians, and
planners, untold hours in research time and expense.


This collection of air photo images captures as much of the available and original Florida
landscape from 1937, and the changes which occurred after that for the next few decades. The
first two phases of the project have provided us with digital air photos from 1937-1970. The next
phase will provide us with the available air photos from 1971 to 1990, key development years in
Florida for planning, development, historical and environmental impacts.


I've used the Online Map & Imagery Library extensively on projects to include planning,
development, environmental, historical and archaeological research. I recently created a photo
study and presentation from the photo collection on changes in scrub oak areas, controlled burn
effects, and reforestation for Cypress Lake Preserve in Ridge Manor, Florida.


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the Photographic Record
From the Online map library I selected the 1944 air photos; then scanned, and georeferefdeltyPdda's Lands
Cypress Lake Preserve for presentation. The same product available to me Online would take
four to six weeks from the National Archives, along with a researcher, and a photo lab service.


I am pleased to offer my support to the University of Florida Libraries for the grant request above.
Please give every consideration to the Aerial Photography of Florida Project. This information is
critical for the proper growth and development of Florida in consideration of past environmental
activities, and historical resources, many digitally captured and visible in the air photo collection.



Warm regards,



Kenneth Sutherland III
GIS Technician
Hernando County Planning Department



cc: Ronald Pianta, Hernando County Planning Director
cc: Jerry Greif, Hernando County Chief Planner


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
24 February 2009 of Florida's Lands

Stephanie C. Haas
Assistant Director, Digital Library Center
George A. Smathers Libraries
P.O Box 11707
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007

Dear Stephanie,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the Digital Library Center staff for the scanned historic
aerial imagery provided to Archbold Biological Station. These data have been endlessly useful and are
incorporated into our spatial data library.
Once we received the data, which ranged back from 1974 1940 and included coverage of Archbold Biological
Station and our MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center at the Buck Island Ranch. We used our GIS and image-
processing software to geo-reference and mosaic each year into a complete ortho-image. To achieve this we
used our current very accurate 2008 Department of Revenue image tiles as a baseline. Then starting with the
1974 data (the most recent of the historic imagery) painstakingly matched known locations with the same points
on the historic images. Once we were satisfied that we had the images as accurate as possible we mosaic-ed
them one year at a time into a seamless geo-referenced historic record of the station and the ranch.
Researchers here at Archbold began clamoring for them immediately.

Following is a list of some of the many Florida research, land management, conservation, and land restoration
projects we use these aerials for.

Research
1. Bridges, E.L., Swain, H.W, and R.L. Pickert. Historic landscape reconstruction and analysis of the southern
Lake Wales Ridge. This is ongoing research.
2. Swain, H.W. Landscape changes contributing to siltation and changes in physical chemistry of Lake
Annie, Archbold Biological Station, Highlands County, Florida.

Land Management
1. Prescribed burning. Archbold Biological Station is a leader in fire ecology research in Florida. Studying
the images of our historic landscapes is essential for determining fire schedules on all of our habitat
types and for long term fire management planning.
2. Non-native plants. Increasingly, habitats at Archbold Biological Station and the surrounding area are
being affected by the intrusion and spread of non-native species, both plant and animals. Non-native
plants shade out and out-compete native plant species and they may change fire behavior and
frequency. We use the historic images to aid us in our efforts to control and eradicate non-native plants
by following landscape disturbances and the spread of these non-native plants.

Education
1. Our mosaic-ed historic imagery is a valuable tool for Archbold's education department. Each year 1,000+
elementary-school students visit the Station. Archbold uses the geo-referenced images (overlain, one on
the other) to demonstrate temporal changes of habitat type at the Station.

Conservation on central Florida's Lake Wales Ridge
1. We use these historic data as a basis for determining potential mitigation properties to be protected as
managed lands and conservation easements.


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of Florida's Lands
2. By temporally following landscapes mapped from the historic images, Archbold can help design and
recommend managed land boundaries to county, state, federal and private agencies.

Restoration
1. Archbold Biological Station and the Buck Island Ranch are involved in the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Wetlands Restoration Program. This program provides funding and assistance to restore
wetland and water functions on heavily disturbed landscapes. We use our geo-referenced historic
imagery to determine the historic shape and size of wetlands and surface waters, and for designing
restoration projects on Archbold's Reserve (3) and on the Buck Island Ranch (2).

Again we thank you for these valuable historic images. We encourage you to continue your efforts to complete
the high quality scanning all of Florida's aerial photographs to make them available for use in the scientific
community.

Sincerely,



Roberta L. Pickert
GIS Manager
Archbold Biological Station


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands


Florida Fish
and Wildlife
Conservation
Commission

Commissioners
Rodney Barreto
Chair
Miami
Kathy Barco
Vice-Chair
Jacksonville
Ronald M. Bergeron
Fort Lauderdale
Richard A. Corbett
Tampa
Dwight Stephenson
Delray Beach
Kenneth W. Wright
Winter Park
Brian S. Yablonski
Tallahassee


Executive Staff
Kenneth D. Haddad
Executive Director
Nick Wiley
Assistant Executive
Director
Karen Ventimlglia
Deputy Chief of Staff

Gil McRae
FWRI Director
(727) 896-8626
(727) 823-0166 FAX





Managing fish and wildlife
resources for their long-
term well-being and the
benefit of people.

Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, Florida
33701-5020
Voice: (727) 896-8626
Fax: (727) 823-0166
Hearing/speech impaired:
(800) 955-8771 (T)
(800) 955-8770 (V)
research.MyFWC.com


Ms. Stephanie Haas
Marston Science Library
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL



February 20, 2009

Dear Ms. Haas:

I am happy to provide a letter of support for your grant application
to digitize historical aerial photos of Florida for the period from
1970 to 1990. Historical aerial photographs are a very valuable
resource for us because they allow us to see the distribution of
coastal plant communities- especially seagrasses, marshes, and
mangroves- and their changes in response to human influences,
sea level rise, and climate change. In many areas of the state,
these historical aerials are the only source of information we have
on seagrass or marsh distribution prior to 1980. I have used your
imagery many times myself, and I have referred other users to
your website.

I appreciate the effort you and your colleagues have put into
acquiring, cataloging, scanning, and organizing this imagery
database. Your searchable online database makes it easy to find
photos of interest, and the addition of the capability to download
images by the addition of a web server would be outstanding!! If
there's anything that my coworkers and I at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute can do to help, please let us know.

Sincerely,




Paul R. Carlson, Jr.
Research Scientist


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OIMKf Florida Department of of FPordtog8ph handss

Environmental Protection JeffKottkamp
Bob Martinez Center Lt. Governor
2600 Blair Stone Road
__ --N- Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 M ic ael W Sole

February 27t, 2009

Ms. Stephanie Haas
Marston Science Library
University of Florida
PO Box 117011
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7011


Ms. Haas:

My name is Jonathan Watson, and I am the GIS Coordinator for the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection. I work in the Office of Technology and Information
Services and supervise Enterprise GIS operations. I would like to express my support
for the University of Florida's Map Library system. This resource is invaluable to
several divisions within Florida DEP.

I wholeheartedly support the proposed expansion of the Library. Additionally, I think
that any automation via web services or data downloads is a great idea and one that
will save both the public and University of Florida staff valuable time. In my
experience, DEP's automated data services have been extremely effective in getting GIS
information into the public's hands.

The historical aerials give us crucial information about how Florida has changed over
time. The addition of more aerials and automated tools to the Map Library will greatly
enhance DEP's effectiveness.


Sincerely,




Jonathan Watson, GIS Coordinator
(850) 245-8296
Office of Technology and Information Services
Florida Department of Environmental Protection



"More Protection, Less Process
Appww.d ixp.st atel.
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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
Florida Department of the Photo FMiAhiRecord
of FIo&?ddorLands
Environmental Protection JeffKottkamp
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building Lt. Governor
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 Michae W Soe
Secretary

February 24, 2009



Ms. Stephanie Haas
Marston Science Library
University of Florida
Post Office Box 117011
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7011


Dear Ms. Haas:

I am writing this letter to explain the benefit that the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks receive from the University
of Florida's Map Library system. The Division of Recreation and Parks' mission is more
than just to provide recreation in the state of Florida. The Division is responsible for the
preservation and restoration of more than 700,000 acres of land within the state. The
responsibilities of being a land manager of this magnitude requires that the Division
maintain volumes of data from many different sources and disciplines.

The UF map library aerials provide historical insight as it relates to the different data
sources that the Division of Recreation and Parks uses to make reliable and efficient
decisions regarding natural communities, cultural resources and property ownership.
For example, the Divisions ecologists and biologists use the historic aerials for
determining original natural communities, land use changes, and to date natural or
man-made disturbances. Additionally, the aerials contain a historical record of the
various cultural sites on park property, some of which are on the National Register of
Historic Places. Lastly, the aerials provided by the map library have been used to help
determine historic shorelines, property lines and past dredge and fill projects.

On behalf of the Division, I would like to voice our collective support for the expansion
of the map library at the University of Florida. For the reasons mentioned above,
additional years of aerial photography in the library will expand its usefulness to the
many different organizations that the library now serves. Also, the addition of a Web
Serving device would serve two purposes. First, it would enable efficient data transfer




"More Protection, Less Process"
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Ms. Stephanie Haas
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February 24, 2009


University of Florida Libraries
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of Florida's Lands


from the library to its consumers. Secondly, it would free library resources from the
data transfer transaction, which will allow more resources to be directed at adding and
maintaining the images in the library.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call me at 850-245-3051.

Sincerely,



Brady Harrison, OMCII
Office of Park Planning
Division of Recreation and Parks

BH/wf


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Southwest Florida
Water Management District
~-~e- ~


An Equal
Opportunity
Employer


Nell Combee
Chair, Polk
Todd Pressman
Vice Chair, Pinellas
Jennifer E. Closshey
Secretary, Hillsborough
Ronald E. Oakley
Treasurer, Pasco
Bryan K. Beswick
DeSoto
Patricia M. Glass
Manatee
Hugh M. Gramllng
Hillsborough
Albert 0. Joerger
Sarasota
Sallle Parks
Pinellas
Martza RoviraForino
Hillsborough
H. Paul Senft, Jr.
Polk
Douglas B. Tharp
Sumter
Judith C. Whitehead
Hernando


David L Moore
Executive Director
William S. Bllenky
General Counsel


Bartow Service Office
170 Century Boulevard
Bartow, Florida 33830-7700
(863) 534-1448 or
1-800-492-7862 (FL only)


Lecanto Service Office
Suite 226
3600 West Sovereign Path
Lecanto, Florida 34461-8070
(352) 527-8131


February 20, 2009

Ms. Carol McAuliffe
Map Librarian
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000


2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899
(352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only)
TDD only 1-800-231-6103 (FL only)
On the Internet at: WaterMatters.org
Sarasota Service Office Tampa Service Office
6750 Fruitville Road 7601 Highway 301 North
Sarasota, Florida 34240-9711 Tampa, Florida 33637-6759
(941) 377-3722 or (813) 985-7481 or
1-800-320-3503 (FL only) 1-800-836-0797 (FL only)
University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands


RE: Aerial Photography of Florida Project

Dear Ms. McAuliffe:

Please accept this letter of support for the Aerial Photography of Florida Project completion
phase at the University of Florida Libraries. The online historic air photo collection includes
all counties in the State of Florida; the collection is available, at no cost through the
Internet. The project has saved the general public and professionals many hours in
research time and expense.

This collection of air photo images captures as much of the available and original Florida
landscape from 1937, and the changes which occurred after that for the next few decades.
The first two phases of the project have provided us with digital air photos from 1937-
1970. The next phase will provide us with the available air photos from 1971 to 1990, key
development years in Florida for planning, development, historical and environmental
impacts.

The District has used the Online Map & Imagery Library extensively on projects to see
redevelopment conditions, development transitions and to monitor flood events from
heavy rainfall. From the online map library, it is easy to see which aerial photos are
available for our area of interest. After selecting the images needed, the images can
quickly be scanned and georeferenced to meet our needs.

I am pleased to offer my support to the University of Florida Libraries for the grant request
above. Please give every consideration to the Aerial Photography of Florida Project. This
information is critical for the proper growth and development of Florida in consideration of
past environmental activities, and historical resources, many digitally captured and visible
in the air photo collection.

Sincerely,



Steven E. Dicks, PhD.
Mapping and GIS Program Director
Mapping and GIS Section
Southwest Florida Water Management District


SED:ahd


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
American Planning Association the Photographic Record
Florida Chapter of Florida's Lands
Making Great Communities Happen



March 2, 2009

Carol McAuliffe
Map Librarian
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000

Dear Ms. McAuliffe:

On behalf of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA
Florida), I am writing in support of your funding request to complete the
digitization of the historic aerials collection for all counties in the state of
Florida to include the 1970s and 1980s, and to make the collection broadly
available, at no cost, to the general public.

APA Florida is the state's largest professional planning organization, with
over 3400 members across the state. Our members generally include local
government planners, consultants, attorneys and other people in the public
and private sector that deal with land use and growth management issues.

Mapping and GIS are important tools for a planner. Aerial photographs
provide the picture under the mapping, and historical aerials allow a
community to see where they have come from. Access to historical aerial
maps would be a boon to many communities around the state, particularly
the smaller ones who do not have the resources to develop this type of data
base on their own. Having the state-wide information in one location, with
electronic access from multiple locations, also makes financial sense,
particularly given our current economic environment.

\ Sincerely,


Julia A. Magee
Executive Director




2040 Delta Way
Tallahassee, FL 32303 Kim Glas-Castro, AICP Richard Unger, FAICP Merle Bishop, FAICP Marcie Stenmark, AICP Andre Anderson, AICP
P:850-201-3272 President Past President President Elect VP, Membership Services VP, Professional
F:850-386-4396 Development
e:fapa@floridaplanning.org
www.floridaplanning.org Melissa Zornitta, AICP Wiatt Bowers, AICP Allara Mills Gutcher, AICP Mindy Heath, AICP Julia "Alex" Magee
VP, Section Affairs VP, Conference Services Treasurer Secretary Executive Director
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02/19/09 GLAE S

FOUNDATION
Carol McAuliffe
Map Librarian
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 11700
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000

Dear Mrs. McAuliffe:

The purpose of this letter is to support the efforts by the Map and Image Library at the University
of Florida, in order to complete funding to digitize the historic aerial collection for the State of
Florida, including the 1970 and 1980, and also to make the collection available at no cost to the
general public.

We are a non-profit organization supporting restoration in the Everglades region (South Florida),
with a well establish scientific program, including a GIS/remote sensing section that has an
extensive use of the services of the Map and Image library for the last two years. As a reference,
we conducted a historic research about morphological changes in Lake Okeechobee, and we
were able to obtain a series of high resolution digital images of nautical charts from 1925 to
1970s. These images were later digitized in a GIS format to conduct additional analyzes to relate
changes in bathymetry with changes in water levels and in the shoreline of the lake, before the
construction of some of canals and other drainage works, and later the construction of the
Herbert Hoover Dike. The results of this research were very important to understand the role of
the lake in the past, and to evaluate alternatives for water storage and other actions within the
current Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

As we continue to conduct further historic research in the Everglades region, we consider the
possibility of expanding the acquisition effort of the library of vital need, particularly for a non-
profit organization with limited resources like ours. Public access to these online aerial
photographs expands our possibilities to conduct more research of various areas of interest in the
Everglades, from North of Lake Okeechobee extending to South Miami-Dade and Florida Bay. We
also have a scholarship and internship program that support graduate students conducting
research in the Everglades, and it would be a valuable resource for them to have access at no
cost to this resources.

Because of our role in scientific research, education, and public outreach, we strongly support
any effort that the University of Florida may engage to expand their resources for the general
public. Please don't hesitate to contact me if any further inquiry.

Sincerely, G@ )

Rosanna Rivero
GIS/Natural Resources Scientist
Everglades Foundation
18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Phone: (305) 251-0001 ext. 232/ Fax: (305) 251-0039
rrivero@ievergladesfoundation.org
www.evergladesfoundation.org


18001 Old Cutler Road Suite 625 Palmetto Bay FL 33157
e-mail: info@evergladesfoundation.org tel: 305-251-0001 fax: 305-251-0039 website: evergladesfoundation.org
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4049 Reid Street


Carol McAuliffe
Map Librarian
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000


St. Johns River

Water Management District
Kirby B. Green III, Executive Director David W. Fisk, Assistant Executive Director

* P.O. Box 1429 Palatka, FL 32178-1429 (386) 329-4500
On the Internet at www.sjrwmd.com. University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands


26 February 2009

Re: Support for historic aerial photo digitization


Dear Carol,

This letter is to express my support for your project to complete the digitization of the historic aerials for
all counties in the state of Florida, and to make the collection broadly available to the general public via
the internet. I would like to give a few examples of the ways that your imagery has proved useful to us
in the recent past.


In the recent past, our organization has relied on your resources for historic photography for use in
litigation, including a federal lawsuit in which the Water Management District, Florida Department of
Transportation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service were named as co-defendants. Your imagery
helped us to make a compelling case to the judge resulting in a favorable verdict, saving our
constituency millions of dollars in direct costs, avoiding setting a dangerous legal precedent that would
require us to drain valuable wetlands, and allowing us to continue doing our job of protecting the
resources of the people and the state effectively.


In another case, an administrative hearing issue was resolved regarding whether the defendant (a global
agriculture and development firm) ditched Florida wetlands illegally. The defendant claimed that the
ditches had been dug before the time when permits were required by statute, and in fact many had.
Using multiple years of photography, we were able to determine which ditches existed when, and focus
the hearing on those that appeared after wetland draining became a regulated activity.

GOVERNING BOARD
Susan N. Hughes, CHAIRMAN W. Leonard Wood, VICE CHAIRMAN Hersey "Herky" Huffman, SECRETARY Hans G. Tanzler III, TREASURER
PONTEVEDRA FERNANDINA BEACH ENTERPRISE JACKSONVILLE
Douglas C. Bournique Michael Ertel David G. Graham Arlen N. Jumper Ann T. Moore
VERO BEACH OVIEDO JACKSONVILLE FORT McCOY BUNNELL
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of Florida's Lands





Recently, one of the project managers I support wanted to give guidance to the NRCS on how to manage
a wetland area. To give effective guidance, she had to first determine what sort of vegetation existed
pre-development. With the scanned photography available through your website, I was able to quickly
find the aerials in question, georeference them against our imagery, and provide her the resources she
needed. She then forwarded the information to the NRCS (in digital form) and they had a clear and
unambiguous map by which to proceed.


The historic resources that you steward will only become more valuable with the passage of time. As
Florida continues to develop and change, and wild lands become more scarce and valuable, photos of
what was there "before" will continue to become more valuable, because we will need reference to the
natural condition of things in order to effectively protect, manage and restore these lands.
Disagreements over what happened, and when, can be more effectively resolved by bracketing
events with successive years of photography.
Making these resources available on-line saves staff time (yours, mine and anyone else who uses
it), and saves the original photos from unnecessary handling.
It also provides a digital archive in case the original materials are lost, stolen or damaged.


Much of Florida's natural and cultural past still waits to be discovered by us and by future generations.
Making photo resources available to all of our citizens opens up the opportunities for discovery. Thank
you for taking the lead on this valuable and necessary project.


Sin ere y,



GE 11anSikI
GIS Analyst III


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University of Florida Libraries
UNIVERSITY OF Phase III From the Air:
FLO RIDA the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands


Department of Geography 3141 Turlington Hall
PO Box 117315
Gainesville, FL 32611-7315
(352) 392-0494 Ext. 201
Fax (352) 392-8855
23 February 2009

Carol McAuliffe, Director
Map and Imagery Library
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 11700
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000

Dear Carol:

It is very exciting to hear that you have an opportunity to complete the digitization of the Florida
historic aerial photography. I've used the earlier photos now several times for both my teaching
and my research, and find the easy access to be very important for both. Now if you had the
images through 1990 it would be even more valuable because they would then overlap with the
time of Landsat data (1972-now).

The research project that is using the aerial photography is studying how land ownership
influences carbon sequestration in north Florida pine plantations and natural forests. We must
have aerial photography and satellite imagery over the time of two to three timber rotations (50-
75 years) to determine the long-term dynamics of the forests. Only digitized aerial photography
from the 1930's through 1990 is useful because it would be impossible for me to digitize the full
set of necessary photos on my own.

My class, GEO 4120c Aerial Photography, uses the aerial photographs each week during the
spring semester each year. The class has a weekly exercise in which they are expected to find
one or more aerial photographs and then conduct some sort of analysis on the image or images.
Several of the students have used the online images. Late in the semester they do a land-cover
change exercise, and having the ability to study an area over the 60-year period with the newly
digitized images will make it a much more interesting task because they will be able to see what
things are like in very recent times.

I am also in contact with a lot of people all over the state who want to have access to aerial
photography for things like learning about lake-level variation before they buy waterfront
property, what the landscape was like in their neighborhood before much development occurred,
and, in one case, whether there were mid-20th century cattle-dip operations on a piece of land
that was being offered to a conservation trust. The trust would have had the liability of cleaning
up the operation. There was a cattle-dip pit that was discovered by analysis of the aerial photo,
and the trust ended up spending a lot of money to rectify the problem. Fortunately, they knew




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of Florida's Lands
about it in advance and were able both to negotiate a better price and to raise funds to pay for the
cleanup.

This story also indicates the value of broadcasting information about the availability of the aerial
photographs. If more people know about them, and how to use them, we will be a much better
informed citizenry when it comes to questions of development, conservation, and real estate. I
am in the market for land near a lake, and have found the aerial photos quite valuable for helping
me avoid parcels on lakes whose levels change greatly.

So, I certainly hope that you are awarded the funds necessary to conduct the digitization. Please
let me know if there is anything else that I can do to help you with your quest.

Sincerely Yours,




Michael W. Binford
Professor


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Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS) Marguerite Madden, Ph.D., Director
Thomas R. Jordan, Ph.D., Associate Director
University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
The University of Georgia the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands
February 19, 2009


Ms Stephanie Haas
Science Digital Librarian
Marston Science Library
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117011
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7011

Dear Ms Haas,

I would like to thank you very much for your continued help in providing researchers at the
University of Georgia's Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS) with
historical aerial photographs of Florida. Your assistance has been instrumental in our research of
changes in vegetation communities within Eglin Air Force Base. You have an extremely
valuable collection of digital images and we appreciate the time you have taken to assist us in
finding the photos that cover our study area and send us the files that are critical for our research.

I understand that you are applying for a grant that would extend the dates of your historical
coverage to include 1970 to 1990 and allow you to develop a graphic user interface to the digital
historical aerial images. This would be a wonderful service to researchers because users could
independently identify, select and download the images. Organization and storage of the large
volume of digital images on a server would result in efficient image retrieval and dissemination
to users. I can imagine that this would save you an enormous amount of time and allow users all
over the world to access this valuable resource. At the same time, it would bring well-deserved
attention and appreciation to the Marston Science Library and the University of Florida. I expect
that it would also serve as a model for other states to follow in providing assess to state-related
historical documents and digital data.

Thank you again for your support. Please do not hesitate to contact me (mmadden(auga.edu) if
you have any questions.

Sincerely,




Marguerite Madden, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Technical Commission President of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
Commission IV, "Geodatabases and Digital Mapping" (2008-2010)



Department of Geography Athens, Georgia 30602-2503 (706) 542-2379 Fax: 706-542-2388 ww.crms.uga.edu


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Vicki E. S AICP University of Florida Libraries
Vicki E. Silver, AICP Phase III From the Air:
Community Planning & Grantwriting the Photographic Record
805 Xanadu Place of Florida's Lands
Jupiter, FL 33477
561-301-7597 561-745-0917(fax)
vsilveraicp@yahoo.com

February 19, 2009



Carol McAuliffe
Map Librarian
University of Florida Libraries
PO Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000

Dear Ms. McAuliffe:

I understand that the UF Libraries is pursuing funding to digitize their statewide historic
aerials to include the 1970s and 1980s and to make the collection available, at no cost,
to the general public. As a practicing urban planner with various levels of government
for nearly 30 years, I can appreciate what a useful tool this would be for people all over
the state. The timeperiod of the aerials that you would be providing in digitized format
provides a very timely snapshot of rapid growth and change throughout Florida.

This information can be a very valuable tool for citizens trying to protect their
community from unplanned growth as well as the many people involved in land
management, from business owners, realtors and developers to planners and
engineers. These aerials can help assess the impacts of land development on the
environment and on various services and facilities, from roads and open space to water
and sewer and fire rescue. They can also be of value to teachers at the K-12 levels,
with applications to environmental and life sciences, geography/planning, history, civics,
political science, and the arts. A user-friendly guide could enable students to learn to
apply the aerials to classroom assignments, independent study, even their own
entrepreneurial ventures.

The proposed project clearly merits the requested funding, and I look forward to
accessing the expanded collection in my future planning practice.

Yours truly ,


Vic i E. Silver, AICP
(member, American Institute of Certified Planners)


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands -
Examples of Aerial
Photograph Requests
Requestor County tiles Coverage request and Response

Rosanna Rivero Glades, Henry, Palm beach, Lake Okeechobee and surrounding areas
Everglades Foundation Martin ,Okeechobee counties
18001 Old Cutler Road Suite 625
Miami Florida 33157

Susan Brown Aerials of state parks Used images for annual celebration of D strict 2, Florida Park
Assistant PPDS Florida Park Service service
District 2 Administration
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, Fl. 32641

Alicia A. Deochan Pasco County Township/Range searching for aerials in Pasco County 1941
Environmental Analyst
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Suite 300
10117 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, Florida

Josh Kohlbecker Eglin Air Force Base Aerials covering Eglin, Florida
CH2M Hill
4350 W. Cypress Street, Suite 600
Tampa, Florida 33607-4155

R. Mike Paige Sent instructions for searching Township/Range
Project Coordinator
*DMK Associates, Inc.*
6311 Atrium Drive, Suite 200
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Uzbeth Childs, E.I. Franklin Supplied correct attribution statement for aerials from Franklin
PBS&J County
1901 Commonwealth Lane
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-3196
Eric Gillis Comment addressing need for continued daily access to the
Project Scientist, ENVIRONMENTAL collection: In our line of work here at Environmental Services,
SERVICES, INC. Inc., we rely on
7220 Financial Way, Suite 100 the historical aerials you provide on a daily basis. Most
Jacksonville, FL 32256 recently, I
understand the transmittal of large maps on request via E-mail
has been
suspended due to an overwhelming demand. While we are
always looking
for ways to improve and make our efforts more streamlined,
would you
consider downloading your entire collection onto an external
bulk
memory device that we could provide??
I would welcome any comment or alternative solution you may
have.
And as always, Thank you very much for the wonderful service
you provide.


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands -
Examples of Aerial
Photograph Requests
Chris McLaughlin, SIT, St. Lucie Request for some historical Florida aerial imagery in the Ft.
chrism@nsgeo.com, Northstar Pierce/St. Lucie County area. Do you still take requests for
Geomatics these, or are they now available somewhere online? I will list
Post Office Box 2371 the images below for efficiency in case you still handle these
Stuart, Florida 34995 requests, thank you again this resource has been very helpful
tel: 772-781-6400 ext 106 for our surveying work in determining old water boundaries
fax: 772-781-6462
web: www.nsgeo.com







Ron Martin Santa Rosa I am trying to view some older aerial maps of Northern Santa
Firm Administrator Rosa County from 1940 to 1958. The website is GREAT! I am
Beggs and Lane, RLLP having some difficultly using the Advanced ArclMS search
Pensacola, Fl 32502 engine. I am trying to view Township Range: 06N29W for the
(850) 432-2451 years 1940, 1941, 1955 and 1958. Response was to send
instructions on how to use the Township/Range function.


Daniel W. Pearson 10 aerials supplied We've just been "given" the newest State Park by the
Environmental Specialist II Suwannee River WMD. It's a bunch of acres north of Branford
FDEP, Division of Recreation and on the Suwannee River. I get the pleasure of writing the
Parks management plan. The uplands have been used hard over the
Bureau of Parks District 2 years, so there's not much natural left. The floodplain is
4801 Camp Ranch Road apparently in better condition, but I really need those wonderful
Gainesville, FL 32641-9299 aerials to figure out what happened to this property over the
352-955-2279 (SC 625-2279) years.
FAX 352-955-2139 (SC 625-2139)
Email: daniel.pearson@dep.state.fl.us






Marin F.D. Greenwood, Hillsborough Your website is excellent. I'm writing a report on tidal creeks in
Fisheries-Independent Monitoring, Tampa
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Bay and wanted to include some of your images to illustrate
Commission, changes over
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, time. I read your copyright page and just wanted to make sure
100 8th Avenue SE, that
St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA referencing the FLAP database and website would suffice to
acknowledge
the source of the images. I did not see any copyright information
noted
on the images or in associated records from the GIS interface.

Thanks for any information, and also for the very useful site.
Response: Citation format sent.


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands -
Examples of Aerial
Photograph Requests
Barbora Ubar Hillsborough I am looking for historical aerials from year 1939 to 1994 for 08-
County Photogrammetrist 30-18
Project Manager (STR) in Hillsborough County. Response: Instructions on
Mapping Section, County Surveying searching Township/Range were sent.
Division Real Estate Department,
Hillsborough County
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 21st floor
Tampa, Florida 33601

Beth J. LaCivita Gadsden I am looking for aerials of Midway Florida in Gadsden County.
Historic Florida Consulting, LLC Response: Instructions sent on using advanced search and
/Specializing in Heritage Education, place name option.
Tourism, and Historic Preservation
Planning/
1484 Mitchell Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303


Melanie Knapp, Govt Operations I'm researching the north end of Lake Toho (area east of
Consultant II/* Florida Department of Kissimmee in
Environmental Protection Division of Sec22-25S-29E) and cannot open the 1944 aerials. Response:
State Lands/ Bureau of Surveying and Staff response by doing a search of the requested areas,
Mapping Title and Land Records zipping the tiles found, and sending them to Ms. Knapp.
Office 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS
#108 Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850)245-2788 or SC 205-2788, ext
4801
Fax: (850)412-0613




Barry R. Wharton, Senior Lee and Charlotte County I am working on a historic drainage basins mapping project for
Environmental Scientist aerials the Charlotte Harbor Nat'l Estuary Program. Response: Images
Senior Professional Associate/ provided.
HDR Engineering, Inc.
2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 250
Tampa, FL 33607-5711


Anita Fodor Monroe Needed source of 1940 aerials of Monroe County. Response:
Anita.Fodor@dep.state.fl.us sent information on USDA flights.


Scott Gulf I have been searching through the Aerial Photography viewer
Gulf County Board of County website focusing in on Gulf County. I was wondering if it was
Commissioners possible to get the aerials flown in 1942 for Gulf County? I am
Scott Warner- GIS Technician the GIS Technician for the county and these aerials would be a
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Room great tool for showing everything from beach erosion, land use
311 changes, and for many other comparisons of yesterday and
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 today. Could you please tell me how I can go about getting
these aerials? Response: Information on obtaining the SID
images was sent.











Ryan Horstman Hillsborough county
Ecologist WilsonMiller.com


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands -
Examples of Aerial
Photograph Requests
Laura Graser, Staff Geologist Citrus, Marion, Levy Counties I would like to obtain high resolution digital aerial index maps
Geomatrix Consultants, Inc. from 1949 for Citrus and Marion Counties and 1963 index maps
2101 Webster Street 12th Floor for Levy, Marion, and Citrus Counties. Response: Indexes for
Oakland, CA 94612 requested counties and years zipped and made available for
pickup

Deborah Gillett Hernando County 1 aerial requested. Response: SID image sent
GIS Analyst
Survey Section
Land Resources Department
Southwest Florida Water Management
District
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34604 (352)796-7211, Ext. 4473

Anthony W. Myers Collier County Rquested specific aerial in the South Collier area on or before
Gis Analyst I 1974 and no earlier than 1693. Response: sent SID image
2158 Johnson Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Greg Blanchard Manatee County How would I cite photos from the FLAP Department of
Environmental Manager Agriculture series
Manatee County Environmental in a technical report? Response: Correct citation format sent.
Management Dept.

Nick Rillstone Alachua County I need to use them for a remediation project that I am working
URS Corporation Southern on in Gainesville.
1625 Summit Lake Drive, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32317


Lamar Rogers, Fayetteville, GA Hillsborough county I'm about to finish "My Story" and would like to include small
portions of these in it. I grew up near Plant City. This is my
personal story and will not be sold. It's for my defendants and
friends. Response: 3 aerials requested were supplied.


Gregg Walker, Park Biologist How do I download and use these images in my GIS software?
Wekiva River Basin State Parks Response; Explained formats and usage. Later message:
1800 Wekiwa Circle Before I shock you with a very large request, is there maximum
Apopka, FI 32712 number of tiles per request? I manage over 40,000 acres and
am interested in every year for which they are available. This is
partly for park management and also as part of my PhD
dissertation in Conservation Biology at UCF.
Response: Aerials requested were supplied.


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University of Florida Libraries
Phase III From the Air:
the Photographic Record
of Florida's Lands -
Examples of Aerial
Photograph Requests


Roxanne Gause P.E.
Ardaman & Associates
9970 Bavaria Road
Fort Myers, Florida


Lee County


Just a curiosity, you have such a great website for the old aerial
photographs of Lee County, better than what is accessible here
in Lee
County. What I don't understand is that the Collier County
USDS has a
wonderful selection of the 1940's- 1960's aerial photographs
with great
indexes. Why are they not available on this website? Could
they be in
the future? Response: In the future, we hope to build a state-
wide historic aerial collection


John Purdy Seminole I am looking for historical aerial photos of Seminole County.
Vice President, Construction Specifically, of an old Airport on Highway 46, just west of the St.
KA & KM Development Inc. Johns River. It was called Bruce Field. Response: Image
7802 Kingspoints Parkway availability given & images supplied.
Orlando, Florida 32819

Daniel Parsons, E.I. Manatee and Sarasota I am trying to acquire digital aerial photography for a large
Staff Engineer portion of Manatee and Sarasota County from the 1950's for a
Dewberry project for SWFWMD. Response: Aerials were burned to DVD
1000 North Ashley Drive and supplied.
Suite 801
Tampa, Florida 33602

Jason Cornell Suwannee Three tiles provided
Environmental Specialist
Florida Department of Transportation-
District 2
1109 S. Marion Ave.
Mail Station 2007
Lake City, FL 32025-5874
Anthony Austermann Walton How can we obtain all of the 1941 and 1949 aerial photos for
Environmental Planner Walton
Walton County County Florida? Response: Burned to DVD and sent.
Planning and Development Services
Division
Environmental Department
JD Ennis Hernando, St. Johns Tiles supplied for Corps of Engineers project.
Geographer/GIS
Chicago District, Planning Branch
111 N Canal St. Suite 600
Chicago, IL. 60606
Amy Hoyt Lee 1944 aerials of Lee County bumed to DVD and sent.
GIS Manager
Lee County
1500 Monroe Street, 4th Fl.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Nick Johnson, St. Pete Times Hillsborough Article on Shell Key used aerials to show changes in land mass


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