Historical Imagery Archive

The RDC offers a variety of additional products, support and services from our in-house staff. We provide hands-on assistance and expertise.

To submit an Historical Imagery request…. When you click on .. Order Data

  1. Under “Type of Data” select “Historical Imagery”, under “Time Frame” select “Historical”
  2. Choose the medium needed for your order. Paper orders are typically completed using 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. We can work with you to determine what the best extent of your image should be.
  3. If you prefer a digital medium, frames will come as a .TIF extension. File sizes can range anywhere from 40 MB to just under 1 GB. Our historical imagery is typically scanned as greyscale and at 800-1000 dpi resolution.
  4. If you do choose the digital medium option, you will also be prompted to check a box requesting your frames be georeferenced. This is optional and entirely up to you, opting to have your photos georeferenced will increase the cost of your order.
  5. You will be required to answer the prompts for software and software version. It helps for us to know what software you are using; however, this will not change the final product(s) sent to you.
  6. We strongly suggest including an Area of Interest Boundary File. This could be in a shapefile format, a KMZ/KML, or could be a set of Lat/Long coordinates. If you have a shapefile, or KMZ/KML check the Area of Interest Boundary file, the site will prompt you to upload your AOI here. If you are submitting Lat/Long coordinates, you do not need to check the box, instead add them to the “Additional Information” box listed immediately below it.
  7. We will always ask for an area of interest (AOI) if one is not already provided. Please be sure to also include the decades or year(s) you are interested in.
  8. The rest of the order form is standard contact information, in addition to options for delivery and payment methods.
  9. Once your order is submitted please allow 3-10 business days for product delivery. We will be in contact with you to confirm the details of your order.
Order Data

Use our online order form for inquiries and data requests.

Online Photo Search Walkthrough

Customers can preform a cursory search of the the TNRIS Historic photo archive by using the data download web application.