Greene County Aerial Photographs
For this Missouri State Library digital imaging grant project, 535 aerial photographs were scanned at
1200 dpi. The collection includes georeferenced county index maps to provide access to individual photographs.
The 1936 and 1938 photography is the earliest aerial photography flown in Missouri. They were taken by the
Aero Service Corp. for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service, and are at a scale of
1:15,840. The 1953 aerial photographs were taken by Robinson Aerial Surveys, Inc. for the U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture's Production and Marketing Administration, and are at a scale of 1:20,000. Aerial photographs
are historically significant original source materials because they show every building, road, stream, forest
and field on the ground at that point in time. For example, they show Route 66 and all the roadside motels,
gas stations, and other buildings.
Contact the Meyer Library Maps Department with questions.