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UP6936

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Aerial Maps
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:25:18 PM »
I have posted a question before about maps, but I had no luck looking searching for it here. I hate to repeat myself but I've been looking for an online aerial map of Vincennes to view but I only find sites that sell maps and will not let me view it.  These are the only sites I find even after I google "free aerial maps". Is there a free aerial map viewing site?  Thanks in advance from a frustrated middle-aged man.
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Re: Aerial Maps
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 11:02:15 PM »
Have you looked at Google Earth and turned on the Roads option?
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Re: Aerial Maps
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 09:20:23 AM »
I guess I was so frustrated that I forgot to mention I am looking for historical maps from the 70's-80's. Does Google Earth have any feature like that?
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Re: Aerial Maps
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 09:49:35 AM »
Historicaerials.com is usually a good start, but it doesn't seem to have any aerials older than 1998 for Vincinnes, but it does have topomaps from '81 and '66.

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Re: Aerial Maps
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 10:30:07 AM »
I believe that Historical Aerials has maps dated all the way back to the 1940's, or at least I know they did have. I don't know if they show all of Vincennes or not, but I was looking at the south side a while back and went back far enough to show the ponds just off of 15th st (behind where Miller Machine used to be).

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Re: Aerial Maps
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 12:06:48 PM »
I recommend using EarthExplorer from the USGS. I've described how to use it in this post: https://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=16373.0

FYI, the USGS site seems to be down today though.
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Re: Aerial Maps
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 06:56:01 PM »