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The images on this website represent a collection of over 65,000 Kansas aerial photographs held by the K-State Libraries. The original photography was taken for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All images are in the public domain.

This website provides the means by which users can identify specific images and request that they be scanned. Scanned images will be delivered via the Internet. When digital images are available, users are linked directly to the K-State Research Exchange (KREx), Kansas State University's digital repository.

How to use this site:
  1. Select a county and year - on the map, click on a county to see the years of coverage. The display for each year will indicate the number of index sheets for that county/year.
  2. Display the index sheet - the index sheet is a mosaic of all of the images for that area. There may just be one index sheet for a county/year or multiple index sheets as indicated by the numbering scheme. Click the number that best corresponds to the area of interest in the county. With the index sheet displayed, click on the image to zoom in for better visibility. Use the arrows and slide bar below the image to find the desired area.
  3. Identify the desired image(s) - zooming into the index sheet image reveals a white alpha-numeric code in the corner of each individual photograph. (e.g. ZB-1KK-38). This alpha-numeric code is the unique identifier for the photograph.
  4. Determine if K-State Libraries has the desired image(s) - there is an inventory of all photographs available for each index sheet. Under the index sheet image will be one of two messages: "Check image availability here" or "Some images available online." Click the underlined text to open the inventory of holdings. The inventory is arranged by flight pattern rather than sequence, so the desired alpha-numeric code should be found in the same approximate area of the county as the image. White cells indicate photographs in the collection; shaded cells indicate photographs that are not available.
  5. Order or access the image(s) - if the inventory sheet indicates the images are available online through KREx, clicking the image number initiates a KREx search and brings up the result. Click on the title and then View/Open. If a digital image is not in KREx, enter the Alpha-numeric code for the desired image(s) in the KAPI image request form, along with your name and email address, and click Submit. Library staff will contact you with information on obtaining the image(s) online.
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Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative
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Allen AXTX
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1 2 
Anderson AXQX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Atchison ZDX
1 
X
1 2 
Barber CDHX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Bourbon AXUX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Barton CHGX
1 2 3 4 
Brown YYX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Butler AYBX
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Chase AXZX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Chautauqua CWVX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Cherokee AXYX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Cheyenne DHAX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Clark CHEX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Clay AIEX
1 2 3 4 
Cloud AYIX
1 2 3 4 
Coffey ZPX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Comanche CHKX
1 
Cowley AYCX
1 2 3 4 
Crawford AXWX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Decatur AZCX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Dickinson AYHX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Doniphan YZX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Douglas ZKX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Edwards CDFX
1 
Elk AZJX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Ellis AYWX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Ellsworth AYP
Finney CDAX
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
X
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Ford CHDX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Franklin ZNX
1 2 3 4 
Geary ZEX
1 
X
1 2 3 
Gove CGYX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Graham AZAX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Grant CCRX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Gray CDCX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Greeley CCSX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Greenwood AZIX
1 2 4 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Hamilton CCTX
1 2 3 4 5 
X
1 2 3 4 
Harper CDIX
1 
Harvey AYFX
1 
Haskell CDBX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Hodgeman CHCX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Jackson ZCX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Jefferson ZHX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Jewell AYSX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Johnson ZLX
1 2 3 4 
Kearny CCUX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Kingman AYMX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Kiowa CHJX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Labette AXXX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Lane CHAX
1 2 3 4 
Leavenworth ZIX
1 
X
1 2 3 
Lincoln AYQX
1 2 3 4 
Linn AXRX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Logan AZEX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Lyon ATX
1 2 3 4 
Marion AYGX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Marshall YWX
1 2 3 4 
McPherson AYLX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Meade CDEX
1 2 3 4 
Miami ZOX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Mitchell AYRX
1 2 3 4 
Montgomery CWWX
1 
Morris AYAX
1 2 3 4 
Morton CCVX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Nemaha YXX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Neosho AXVX
1 
Ness CHBX
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Norton AYZX
1 
Osage ZMX
1 2 3 4 
Osborne AYU
Ottawa AYJX
1 2 3 4 
Pawnee CHHX
1 
Phillips AYY
Pottawatomie ZBX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Pratt CDGX
1 
Rawlins DHBX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Reno AYNX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Republic YUX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Rice AYOX
1 
Riley ZAX
1 2 3 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Rooks AYXX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Rush CHFX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Russell AYVX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Saline AYKX
1 2 3 4 
Scott CICX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Sedgwick AYEX
1 2 3 4 
Seward CCDX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Shawnee ZGX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Sheridan AZBX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Sherman AZGX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 5 6 
Smith AYTX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Stafford CHIX
1 
Stanton CCWX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Stevens CCXX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Sumner AYDX
1 2 3 4 
Thomas AZDX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Trego CGZX
1 2 3 4 
Wabaunsee ZFX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Wallace AZFX
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
X
1 2 3 4 
Washington YVX
1 2 3 4 
Wichita CCYX
1 2 3 4 
Wilson AZHX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Woodson AXSX
1 
X
1 2 3 4 
Wyandotte ZJX
1 

Options for obtaining images:
  • Patrons are welcome to scan their own images on site.
    Please make arrangements in advance by using this contact form or by calling 785-532-5989.
  • Library staff will scan and deliver images upon request, subject to time and availability.
  • To request images, begin by clicking on the county/year above.
  • Scanned images will be delivered either online or via CD, depending on file size.

Default technical specifications:
  • 300 d.p.i
  • 8-bit grayscale
  • Tiff format with LZW compression
Please note that not all images are available.

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