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Library Data Services

Library Data Services caters to researchers interested in working with data, mapping, texts, visualization, and technology. Many of these services are available online. Davis Library Data Services, located on the second floor of Davis Library, offers:

  • A computing lab with specialized software for GIS and data visualization & analysis.
  • Walk-in assistance provided by knowledgeable student consultants during set hours
  • Consultations with specialists for more in-depth inquiries (by appointment).
  • Spaces for collaboration and presentation, complete with white boards and external displays.
  • Technology short courses and programs that promote digital scholarship.

What is in this guide?

The University Libraries has digital historical aerial photos for North Carolina counties of Durham, Orange, Person, and Wake. This guide provides information about the aerial photos and a way to download them.

A separate page is provided for each county/year available in the collection:

Durham County, NC 1940
Durham County, NC 1955UNC Chapel Hill bell tower
Durham County, NC 1972

Orange County, NC 1938
Orange County, NC 1955
Orange County, NC 1975

Person County, NC 1955
Person County, NC 1975

Wake County, NC 1938
Wake County, NC 1959
Wake County, NC 1971

Additional information about the images is also provided.

Image source: USDA aerial photos