National Air Photo Library

The National Air Photo Library (NAPL) of Natural Resources Canada archives over 6 million aerial photographs covering all of Canada, some of which date back to the 1920s.

The NAPL indexes and stores federal aerial photography for Canada, and maintains a comprehensive historical archive and public reference centre.

Online search for aerial photographs

The National Earth Observation Data Framework (NEODF) online application enables public and government users to search and order raw Government of Canada Earth Observation images and archived product managed by NRCan such as aerial photos and satellite imageries.

The NEODF online application allows clients to search and retrieve metadata for over 3 million out of 6 million air photos.

The NEODF online visually depicts the ’footprint’ of air photos on a seamless map background. After a search is completed, the air photos can be ordered from National Air Photo Library (NAPL).

To locate air photos on our web application, see General Online Search Instructions and National Earth Observation Data Framework (NEODF) Catalogue.

For more information on products and services, please contact National Air Photo Library.


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