Access Historical Aerial Photos with EDR LightBox’s Expansive Library of Images

When a property changes over time, historical aerial photographs are valuable for identifying what those differences are. Historical aerial photos help environmental professionals determine past property uses, locations of old buildings, roads, and equipment, past-conditions of vegetation, and other features that could be key indicators of contamination or operations that create contamination and ultimately recognized environmental conditions. The EDR LightBox Historical Aerial Decade Package meets or exceeds ASTM E1527-13 requirements. Historical aerial photos are a standard and critical component of an environmental site assessment, with most environmental professionals choosing to include them in their final reports. 

EDR LightBox has acquired an expansive library of historical aerial photos and digitized them. The historical aerial photographs library is easy to use, simplifies the process of gathering photos from disparate sources, and boasts extensive coverage with updates made regularly.

Ease of use

Our historical aerial photographs library is easy to use. Photos can be viewed in traditional PDF format or, when purchased with an EDR Package or Radius Map, through EDR LightBox Data Viewer. Historical aerial photos from EDR have been geo-referenced to make locating your target property easier than ever.

Gather environmental data faster

EDR LightBox delivers aerial photos back usually within two business days, leading the industry for turnaround time. What often presents itself as a cumbersome process can be accomplished much faster with EDR’s historical aerial photo library. From a single order, you will find the best coverage available and have the chance to quickly gather meaningful insights for your clients. EDR LightBox provides you the copyright permission to reuse images in your reports, and with the EDR LightBox Data Viewer, you can create custom site maps and figures with just a few clicks, eliminating the need for expensive GIS software or waiting for your GIS staff to create figures.

Extensive coverage and regular updates

The EDR LightBox historical aerial packages include digitally reproduced photos from each decade, typically beginning in the 1930s, ’40s, or ’50s and continuing through the 2000s. The library continues to grow and existing assets are always being updated for enhanced quality. Acquisitions include Aerial Viewpoint photos that date back to the 1930s and offer unprecedented quality for New Jersey, New York, and more.

Customized photo requests

In cases where special coverage is necessary to provide meaningful insights, EDR LightBox is able to accommodate. Photos for large or irregularly shaped sites, such as roadways, railroad lines, and utility corridors can be provided upon request.                                                                

To learn more about our dynamic historical aerial photo library, contact us here.

Category Environmental Consulting