We are now launching an interactive map feature in ArkivDigital that will simplify searching for aerial photos.
Click on “Aerial photos” on the menu to the left to open the map.
You can move around the map by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the mouse. You can zoom in or out by clicking on the plus or minus signs or by scrolling with your mouse. By clicking on a colored point, you will zoom into that area.
Each map needle marker is an image series. These are not totally accurate in the location but click on the one closest to the area you are interested in. You need to be a little creative when searching. By hovering your mouse over the needle marker, you will see an information box giving information about the image series (serial number, film year and the number of images in the series). Both the front and back sides of the raw copies (paper copies) have been scanned. Thus, the number of photos of houses and farms is half as many as stated in the information box. The back side of the photo can contain some helpful and interesting information.
When an image series is opened, the map and photo are displayed next to each other. You can scroll through the series just like in a regular volume using the 1 page or 5 pages forward and backward buttons. When the series is open, the map marker becomes blue and other series that are open at the same time will show a green marker.
You can reset the markers and the size of the map by using the “expand” and “reset map” buttons. More image series will be added to the interactive map funtion.
You will find an instructional video on how to use the interactive map on YouTube. The video is in Swedish. Click here to see the video.
Order High-Resolution Images
You can purchase high-resolution digital copies of ArkivDigital’s aerial photos. The copy is made directly from the original negative and in such high quality that it can be used in a variety of ways such as: publication in a book or on the web or framed as a wall hanging.
The price is 1495 Swedish kronor or approximately 165 USD.
You will receive a high-resolution digital image (length and width at least 5000 pixels, often more) in three different file formats: raw (completely unprocessed), tif (suitable for printing), and jpg (suitable for screen display) and all the information that ArkivDigital has about the image (such as the date it was taken and the type of aircraft used when filming).
When ArkivDigial creates the digital image, all other negatives in the same series are also digitized, usually 48, and these usually include other buildings in the same area. These images will then be published in ArkivDigital’s online archive and will be available to you and all customers. The quality of these images, created directly from the original negatives, is significantly better than the raw copies currently online.
If you would like to order photos, contact our customer service at: firstname.lastname@example.org.