Historical Aerial Imagery

NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Overview

These historical coastal images were gathered from numerous sources, scanned on a flatbed scanner, and georeferenced to existing base map data. Many of the historical images are managed by the NOAA National Geodetic Survey. NOAA originally acquired the images to provide a historical context against which to measure historical shoreline boundaries, shoreline erosion rates, impacts of current and future localized storm events, wave-driven inundation from distant storms, and sea-level rise impacts.

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