Access Fee Policy

Cartographic Information Center Louisiana State Aerial Photograph Collection  Access Charges for Non-LSU Affiliated Researchers Effective August 2, 2004


To provide public researcher access to the Cartographic Information Center’s (CIC) aerial photograph collection while recovering expenses for maintaining and preserving the collection.


This policy does not apply to current LSU faculty or staff conducting research or to LSU students working on class projects. LSU students will be required to provide a class syllabus with an assignment description before using the aerial photograph collection.  Researchers who cannot visit the Cartographic Information Center may request materials through the Off Site Researcher Service.

Charges for Onsite Access
Access Fee
Aerial photograph access $50 per hour or any fraction thereof per researcher
Aerial photograph access after normal hours $75 per hour or any fraction thereof per researcher (4 hours minimum on weekends)
Aerial Photograph Scanning $10 per scan
Rush Orders (Next business day) $5 per item extra



Researchers should check the CIC aerial photograph holdings for coverage of their area of interest before contacting the CIC for an appointment. Researchers who want to confirm coverage of a specific site can do so through the Off Site Researcher Service. Non-affiliated researchers must make an appointment to view aerial photographs per the Public Service Policy. Researchers should estimate how much time they expect to spend using the aerial photograph collection and bring the appropriate payment. Refunds will not be given for unused time. Payment is due before aerial photographs or indexes will be retrieved. Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order payable to the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology. Cash will not be accepted. Checks returned for Non-Sufficient Funds will be submitted as evidence to the LSU Police Department.