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New York State Department of Transportation Map Information Unit Orthographic Aerial Photographs

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Department of Transportation and Tri-State Regional Planning Commission aerial photographs primarily depict parts of New York State adjacent to Connecticut and New Jersey. Some additional images include counties, as follows: Broome, Columbia, Dutchess, Erie, Fulton, Greene, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Westchester. Some photographs depict parcel measurements, batch maps, and original town coding maps for Western New York.
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Quantity:
84.7 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1960-2005
Series Number:
20978

Arrangement

20978-05, 20978-11C: Arranged by roll and strip number.

20978-10: Mostly alphabetical by quadrangle.

20978-11A: Geographical by metropolitan area or county.

20978-12A: Numerical by roll number.

Scope and Content Note

20978-05: These 9" x 9" black and white aerial photographs show parts of New York State adjacent to Connecticut and New Jersey. Photographs are 1:24,000 in scale.

20978-10: This accretion consists of aerial photographs corresponding to U.S. Geological Survey quadrangles. The photos are printed at 1:24,000 scale on transparent polyester or acetate sheets measuring approximately 24 x 30 inches. All quadrangles may not be present. These images may duplicate images in the earlier accession.

20978-11: This single aerial photograph depicts the Harriman State Office Campus (Albany, N.Y.) and immediate surrounding area.

20978-11A: This accretion consists of film negatives and positives of the metropolitan New York City area and several counties from all regions of the state, as follows: Broome, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Westchester.

20978-11B: This accretion consists of CDs containing scanned images from film negatives of aerial imagery of Oneida, Otsego, and Rensselaer Counties. Negatives depicted in these scanned images are in accession 20978-11A.

20978-11C: This accretion consists of approximately 50 rolls of aerial photographic film depicting the North Country and the following counties: Westchester, Rockland, Suffolk, Nassau, Rensselaer, Otsego, Fulton, and Montgomery.

20978-12: This accretion consists of a single oversize color aerial photograph, created by Aerial Express of Tempe, AZ, depicting an unknown small area of Long Island.

20978-12A: This accretion consists of 48 rolls of aerial photographic film depicting multiple parts of Western New York State including: Niagara County, Erie County, as well as the cities of Buffalo and Rochester and the Village of East Syracuse. Additionally, these records include photographic film depicting parcel measurements, batch maps, and original town coding maps for numerous townships such as Dewitt, Grand Island, Lackawanna, Lewiston, and Niagara Falls.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

20978-11C: Restricted in part due to sensitive imagery.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 10700 Aerial photographs and index to aerial photographs of state highways, 1949-1974, contains ca. 800 map sheets, ca. 30,000 aerial photograph negatives, and ca. 15,000 aerial photographs

Series B1598 Aerial photographic prints and negatives of New York State sites, 1941-1957, contains ca. 2,000 negatives and 291 prints.

Other finding aids

20978-05: Index maps are included.

20978-10: Folder list is available at the repository.

20978-11A, 20978-11B, 20978-12A: Container list is available at the repository.

20978-11C: Roll list is available at the repository.

Custodial History

Some photographs in this series were created by the Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Tri-State Regional Planning Commission.

20978-11C: This film was created by or for the Department of Transportation Map Information Unit. It was transferred to the Office for Technology (OFT) and subsequently to the Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC) Map Sales Office. The film was transferred to the State Archives by the Office of Cyber Security, successor agency to CSCIC.

Acquistion Information

20978-12A: This accretion includes records from transfer list 90-69.

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