Aerial Photographs 

 

The Prince William County GIS Office keeps an archive of aerial photographs for customer use. The 1937, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013 aerial photography are available using the online County Mapper XM application and may also be accessed through our interactive Aerial Viewer application. The years 1954 to 1997 are not available online. Customers are welcome to conduct research of imagery in this date range at the office at 5 County Complex Court, Suite 140, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (Directions). We recommend that customers bring a digital camera as reproductions cannot be made of the maps.

Effective April 2014, Prince William County GIS will no longer sell digital orthophotography tiles for 2002 through 2013. Imagery may be obtained at no cost through the Virginia Geospatial Information Network (VGIN) as true color and infrared services made available for use:

Aerial photos for the following years are available for purchase in hard copy contact sheets only
Year​ Description ​Scale
​1997 9" x 9" Color Photo​ 1" = 1200'
​1995 9" x 9" Color Photo​ ​1" = 1200'​
​1993 9" x 9" Color Photo​​ 1" = 1200'​​
1991​ ​9" x 9" Color Photo​ 1" = 1200'​​
1990​ ​9" x 9" Color Photo​ ​1" = 1200'​
1987​ ​9" x 9" Color Photo​ ​1" = 1200'
 
The 2013 Pictometry orthoimagery used in PWC mapping products and GIS web applications is under a limited use license agreement that prohibits the sale or distribution of their product. To obtain the 2013 Pictometry imagery, please contact:
 
            Pictometry International Corp.
            100 Town Centre Drive, Suite A Rochester, NY 14623
            1.888.771.9714 Toll Free
 
The most current digital orthophotography that is available for sale is shown above. Previous year’s photography (before 1997) is for reference only and not available for sale. 

 

Aerial photos for the following years are available for reference only:
 
​2013 ​Pictometry Oblique and Ortho Photography ​9 inch Pixel
2006 ​Digital Orthophoto​ ​1/2 Foot Pixel​
​2004 ​Digital Orthophoto​ ​1 Foot Pixel​
​2002 ​Digital Orthophoto​ ​1 Foot Pixel​
​2000 ​Digital Orthophoto​ 1 Foot Pixel​​
​1998 ​Digital Orthophoto​ (NE Half of the County) 1 Foot Pixel​
​1984 24" x 42" B & W Mylar​ 1 Foot Pixel​
​1979 ​9" x 9" B & W Mylar​ ​1" = 1200'​
1966​ ​26" x 26" B & W Mylar​ ​1" = 400'​
​1954 26" x 26" B & W Mylar​​ ​1" = 400'
​1937 Digital Orthophoto​​ Unknown
 
Aerial view of the county