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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Aerial Map of Tulsa


Ordering Aerial Maps

Information for ordering National High Altitude Program imagery is available through multiple government agencies. 

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) originally coordinated the program.  Their Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center site, gives background information about the filming, recording, quality, description, and scale of the maps, as well as ordering information and links to download medium resolution images.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also has a variety of imagery available.  Ordering information is available through their Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO)

In addition to NHAP imagery, the USGS offers other options in aerial and satellite imagery. They note that this symbol Downloadable Data Available icon indicates the availability of downloadable data at no charge.

If you are looking for a local resource for high quality aerials, historical or current, INCOG sells a variety.  Check their Map Pricing page for availability and cost. 



Aerial Maps in the Research Center

The Research Center holds both paper and digital collections of historical Tulsa County aerial maps.

Digital Aerial Maps in the Research Center

  • 1950's and 1960's Tulsa County Aerial Maps
    Maps from the USGS, flown in the 1950's and 1960's, of the Tulsa County area that are available on the Research Center's Mapping Computer and in the Tulsa City-County Library Digital Collections.
  • Aerial Express
    A 2007 interactive aerial map of Tulsa County available on the Research Center's Mapping Computer. Available mapping layers include: streets, floodplains, airports, parks, water features, ZIP code, county and place boundaries, subdivisions, institutions, interstates, highways, ramps, exits, arterials, railroads, and large landmarks like malls, golf courses, schools, and country clubs.

Paper Aerial Maps in the Reserach Center

  • 1970's Tulsa County Aerial Maps
    A donated set of maps of Tulsa County that we estimate dates from the early to late 1970's.
  • Framed aerial maps of Tulsa and Broken Arrow  
    We have hanging in the Research Center a small grouping of framed aerial maps, some as large as 36"X36", in varying scales dating in the early 1980's and early to mid 1990's. The older, more detailed maps are from the National High Altitude Photograph Program, and others come from a local company, Tulsa Properties, Inc.
  • Aerial Photo Album  
    A book of aerial maps in our local history collection published by Ace Aerial Photo Service. These maps cover 720 square miles in the Tulsa, OK area including the cities: Bixby, Broken Arrow, Fair Oaks, Glenpool, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Port of Catoosa, and Tulsa. The photography is from 1981 and the scale is 1" = 2000 ft. Topographic maps of the same area are provided on the opposite page of each aerial map.


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