Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative (KAPI)

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Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative (KAPI)


This ambitious project involves conservation, cataloging and storing nearly 65,000 historic U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) black and white aerial photographs of Kansas. The original high-quality photographs, dating between 1952 and 1970, provide a pictorial record of the cultural and physical features of a large portion of the state. To request a digital copy of an aerial photograph go to the KAPI website, which allows users can identify and select specific photographs from photomosaic index sheets.

"This historic collection of photographs will be an invaluable source for researchers in geography, history and agriculture," said Debora Madsen, licensing and metadata librarian for K-State Libraries. "It's a clear record of how the landscape of Kansas evolved through the middle of the 20th century."


For more information about the KAPI project please read "The Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative (KAPI)" article by Linda Marston , or go to the KAPI website at http://www.lib.k-state.edu/apps/kapi/.

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