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Aerial Photography in Illinois

Placing An Order

To order aerial photography you can place an order online or you can mail, fax, or email a letter of request. In your letter you need to describe the area(s) you want coverage for. A description such as “site at SW corner of John and Doe intersection” is preferred; however, a legal description is acceptable. You also need to indicate whether you want the newest, oldest, closest to a certain date, or historical photography (note there is a research fee for historical requests). Your request must also include a copy of a map detailing the desired area. A county plat book map, copy of a USGS quadrangle map or a detailed map from any of the online map sites is sufficient. Your map should have the site outlined as specific as possible, not circled. Please include a phone number and mailing address on your request so that we may contact you with the information. A time, size and cost estimate will be provided when we know what is available for your site. If you have any further questions please call 217-785-2947 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

On-line order available soon!

Letters of request can be mailed to:   Aerial Surveys, Room 003
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62764
Letters of request can be faxed to:   Aerial Surveys, 217-524-4149
Letters of request can be emailed to:

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