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Map Collections at UCD and on the Web: Aerial and Ortho Mapping

Find, access and purchase maps at UCD Library. Lists of map resources and suppliers on the web. Examples of map symbols and scales. Copyright and booking forms.

Aerial Mapping from Ordnance Survey Ireland

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 to this page for 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



Aerial Mapping and Imagery Collections

This publication Air and Earth : Aerial Archaeology in Ireland by the Heritage Council provides information and guides to air photographic collections in Ireland.

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