About Us

The ASPRS Archive serves as a central online repository of historical assets relevant to geospatial practitioners, students, and historians interested in finding and learning about the profession.

It derives its material from submissions by ASPRS members and interested members of the general public. The material includes electronic versions of photographs, movie films, videos, audio recordings, documents, and other media that convey the images and stories of the rich history of photogrammetry and the mapping profession.

The Archive is available to ASPRS members and the general public. It is intended to encourage the discovery of new and interesting revelations about historical events and passions that were part of our rich photogrammetry and remote sensing heritage.

The Archive is managed by the ASPRS Films Committee. In addition to promoting the preservation of historical documents and images through use of the Archive, the Committee’s goal is to produce short videos describing the history and work of the society and its members. Seven documentary vignettes have been completed so far and several more are on the drawing board. These vignettes are based on video interviews of a number of individuals who have played a significant role in the development of geospatial technology. You can view these films via our YouTube Channel.

If you have any questions or comments about the ASPRS Online Archive program or about this web site, please send us an email to: archive@asprs.org.