DNR and WSDOT Launch Cooperative: Distribution of Aerial Photography

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have teamed to provide a single point-of-contact for aerial photography services. DNR and WSDOT announced an agreement that will result in greater efficiency and will maintain customer service during budget cuts. Aerial photography is an important element in planning and development efforts for local, state, and federal governments, tribal governments, and public interests.

All aerial photography previously available through DNR’s Photo and Map Sales outlet, which was closed in June due to budget cuts, are available through WSDOT’s Aerial Photography Branch in Tumwater.

WSDOT’s Aerial Photography Branch operates on a cost-recovery basis; revenue from photography sales pays for the branch’s services and operations. Requests for aerial photography can be made at WSDOT’s Aerial Photography office, 1655 South 2nd Avenue, Tumwater, Washington 98512, or by calling 360-709-5550, or faxing 360-709-5599.

Many of DNR’s other geographic products, including public land ownership, maps, state forest maps, and recreational brochures, are now available for viewing, printing, and downloading on their Web site at www.dnr.wa.gov/dataandmaps/maps/index.html, or can be purchased on-line.