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Through the OSi’s National Mapping Agreement, Richview Library provides orthographic maps to staff and students of UCD. Orthophotographic maps are aerial photos that have been georectified, a process that removes the geographical distortions inherent in aerial photography.
There are several series available, and the output is in PDF format:
Go tothis pagefor details of how to request these.
The following series can be freely viewed via OSi's GeoHive mapping viewer
On the left side of the screen left click on Open Menu, left click on Data Catalogue, left click on the + symbol next to Base Information and Mapping, left click in the checkbox of the mapping series you wish to make visible
Digital Globe 2011 to 2013 - Colour aerial photography
Aerial 2005 - Colour aerial photography flown between 2004 and 2006
Aerial 2000 - Colour aerial photography flown in July 2000
Aerial 1995 - Black & White aerial photography
Drones - Data Processing, Visualization, and Modelling Course
Bing Maps offers imagery taken from satellite sensors, aerial cameras (including "Bird's Eye" aerial imagery taken at 45 degree angle view to show building façades and entrances) as well as 3D city models and terrain.
The Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (CUCAP) is the result of airborne survey campaigns which were started in 1947 by the pioneering JK St Joseph. Since then the collection has grown to almost 500,000 images of obliques and verticals in black and white, colour and infra-red. Some images for Ireland are included in this collection.
Dr Daphne Pochin Mould's archive of oblique aerial photographs consists of many of thousands of images dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Some of the photographs from this collection are now available online via the Muckross House Research Library.
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) Customer Centre has an important collection of aerial photographs of Ireland dating from 1973 - see link below: Completed over the course of five years these photographs were part of the first complete aerial photographic survey of the Republic of Ireland. The survey was flown at a height of 15,000 ft to give a nominal scale of 1:30,000 and the photos have a wide range of uses including archaeological research and research into land boundaries.
(Type Circular 81/1 into the Search Box.) This booklet published by the Geological Survey of Ireland in 1981 gives an overview of the aerial photographic survey, described above, which was carried out during the years 1973 - 1977 inclusive.
3D overviews of major cities, mountains, and other terrain, as well as local businesses and information, driving directions, and maps. In Ireland, the overviews of Dublin and Cork cities are particularly good.
This collection of Irish aerial images shows contemporary Ireland. All images displayed on this site are available for commercial and editorial licensing and have been digitally captured with current professional equipment.
Simmons Aerofilms ( https://ncap.org.uk/Simmons-Aerofilms ) are hosted on the National Collection of Aerial Photography website. This set of 405 black & white aerial photographs for the Dublin / Meath area date from 1971.
From this gallery page which opens, you can search for a placename using the search box near the top of the screen. Or you can left click on the small image of the map of the world shown in the grey bar. This opens a map which displays the locations of the images.