Monday, August 8, 2011

Aerial Photos

If you're going to treasure hunt at some point you will need aerial photos. While Google Earth is a handy tool it doesn't give you infrared or vintage aerial photographs. This is where the Aerial Photography Field Office comes in handy.  You can order infrared and aerial photographs on cd or dvd. This just might help you find that lost trail or old river crossing that will lead you to treasure.


george overton said...

Look at this site for maps. You will find it interesting!
US Topo is the next generation of digital topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey. Arranged in the traditional 7.5-minute quadrangle format, digital US Topo maps are designed to look and feel like the traditional paper topographic maps for which the USGS is so well known. At the same time, US Topo maps provide modern technical advantages that support wider and faster public distribution and enable basic, on-screen geographic analysis for all users.

US Topo maps are available free on the Web. Each map quadrangle is constructed in GeoPDF® format from key layers of geographic data – orthoimagery, roads, geographic names, contours and hydrographic features - found in The National Map, which is a nationwide collection of integrated data from local, State, Federal, and other sources.

US Topo users can turn geographic data layers on and off as needed; zoom in and out to highlight specific features or see a broader context; and print the maps, in their entirety or in customized sections, on a wide variety of printing devices. Additional analytical tools are available free for download. File size for each digital 7.5-minute quadrangle is about 15-20 megabytes.
The prototype of US Topo, "Digital Map–Beta," has been available since June 2009 and currently covers 17 states. US Topo maps include all of the content of the earlier "Digital Map–Beta," plus integrated contours and hydrographic features.

As the US Topo product evolves, the USGS will provide digital versions of earlier edition topographic quadrangle maps and will incorporate additional geographic data layers from The National Map.

george overton said...

Here is other link showing how to download map. I picked Cement, Ok.
Follow Instructions on RIGHT side of page.

okie treasure hunter said...

George, I've added your link to the list. This should be a good help to other treasure hunters.

george overton said...

Another great source for all kinds of old maps.

Boris said...

Everyone talks about treasure hunting lately. I also like adventure with my friends to hunt for gold and ancient coins. I am confused where I can get information about location that have a lot of treasures.
Can you provide a recommendations place for treasure hunt? What I need for this adventure? Is the aerial photo was also important for a beginner like me?
Thank you...

okie treasure hunter said...


Research is the key to finding treasure locations. In nearly every part of the world you will find lost treasure. I'm not sure where you live but I would do an internet search for treasure in your area. Old newspapers are also a good source. Aerial photos can help you to locate old road beds, trails, or other locations that may be a clue to a place to search.

Jony Gibson said...

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free.
Aerial Photos