The University of Florida Map & Imagery Library houses the largest and most complete collection of Florida aerial photographs (~160,000 photos) outside of the National Archives. These photos document the dramatic changes in Florida's land use between 1937 and 1990. Originally intended to assist farmers in accurately assessing their farms and to provide information on crop determination and soil conservation, today these images provide some of the oldest land use/cover information available. They are used extensively in agriculture, conservation, urbanization, recreation, education, hydrology, geology, land use, ecology, geography, and history. The online Aerial Photography: Florida Collection can be used to access and download aerial photographs from the library's extensive collection. The years available vary by county but extend from 1937 - 1990. Please note, the images are intended for education, historical evaluations, general planning purposes and aerial photograph preservation, not for measurement use or as legal documents.
Access these photographs at: http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/ufdc/aerials