Aerial Photos

Aerial Photos

Aerial photos may be obtained through use of PDS GIS's online interactive map applications.

Aerial Photo Print Options

PDS GIS's online interactive map applications contain the following Aerial Photo layers :

  • Photo Years
    • 2015
    • 2012
    • 2011
    • 2007
    • 2006
    • 2002/2003
    • 2001
    • 1998
  • LIDAR Environments
  • Parcel lines
  • Section lines
  • Urban Growth Area Boundaries
  • City Boundaries
  • Snohomish County Stream and Wetlands
  • National Wetlands Inventory (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Contour Lines (5 feet intervals)
  • Steep Slopes (33% or greater)

How to Obtain Aerial Images Online

Snohomish County PDS Map Portal link

Customizable Parcel-scale Aerial Photos

  1. Go to the PDS Map Portal web page. Click on the map image to open the application.
  2. Click on the "Layers" button on the lower left corner.
  3. Scroll down the layer list and check the "Aerial Imagery" layer.
  4. The latest aerial image is shown as the default layer. You can select aerial images from the other years by clicking on the "+" sign in from of the Aerial Imagery layer name. The top most layer that is checked will be shown.
  5. Zoom in to the area of interest or use the "Search By" function in the toolbar and use the "Search by Parcel Number" tool to zoom into your parcel of interest
  6. To create a PDF file of an aerial image for printing, click the "Home" tab in the toolbar and choose "Print." In the "Printer Map" window on the left side of the screen, enter the printing attributes and click "Print."
  7. Once the file is ready, click "Open File" to view the PDF. Save the PDF to a local drive for printing.
Snohomish County PDS iGallery page

Ready made 1 sq. mile-scale Aerial Photos

  1. Go to the PDS iGallery web page.
  2. Zoom into an area of interest and look for the grey square-shaped PDS iGallery Tiles to appear and become visible in your viewer
  3. Single click on a particular Tile in your viewer and a popup window will then display to show you which maps are available for certain area.
  4. Select the "Aerial Vicinity Map" from the pop up window
  5. The "Aerial Vicinity Map" then opens in a seperate tab in your internet browser window.
  6. Save the PDF to a local drive for printing or future viewing.

Digital Files

To order aerial photos in digital format, please contact the Department of Information Services GIS, phone 425-388-7022.

Historical Photos

To obtain copies or review older aerial photos, contact Snohomish County Public Works, 425-388-6453. You may also visit their customer service counter which is located on the fifth floor (west) of the Robert J. Drewel Building. View more information.


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