The Planning Commission maintains a Public Kiosk in their lobby that enables users to create aerial photography plots using digital orthophotography. The Kiosk enables users to choose from the available aerial imagery (1937, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2017) and to select an aerial for any location within the County. The imagery from 1937 through 2000 is black & white while the imagery from 2005 through 2017 is in full color. The aerials created from the digital orthophotography process (since 1990) are locationally accurate to within five (5) feet at all points on the photo.
Definition: Digital imagery in which distortion from the camera angle and topography have been removed, thus equalizing the distances represented on the image. Orthophotos are processed images depicting terrain features in their true plain positions. The process removes distortions introduced during the capture of an image through the cameras lens. Geometric distortions and relief displacements are optically removed by an orthoprojection instrument connected to a stereoplotter. This rectification process produces a "corrected" image that meets pre-defined positional accuracy requirements.
Ordering Aerial Photo Prints
The kiosk located in the CCPC office, is designed for use by the public to create aerial photos. This program provides new features that were not available when purchasing aerial photos in the past.
Prints are $5.00 for 11x17 and $15.00 for 32x36. We also provide an option to convert an aerial print into a pdf format for your convenience. Acceptable forms of payment are:
- Checks made payable to the "County of Chester"
- Cash (Bills over $20 not accepted)
Please note aerials are available Monday through Friday 9:00-4:00.