The Earth Sciences & Map Library has over 80,000 images covering California and other selected areas. Historical coverage is available for some areas from 1931 to the present, with scales between 1:2,400 - 1:40,000. The majority of the collection is 9 x 9 inch contact prints with stereographic coverage.
The Library's collection emphasis is on San Francisco and the East Bay; however, our collection responsibilities also include the nine counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay and northern California, exclusive of the Central Valley. For areas of the state not collected by Berkeley, cooperative collection responsibilities are in place with the map collections of other UC campuses and Stanford University.
Start your search with the:
You may want to refer to the air photo index to find out which frames cover your area of interest:
Once you have found the air photo set that you need, search Oskicat to find out which sheets the library owns:
Air photo frames may be purchased from these vendors.
A blog post from 2014 by Rebecca Seifried titled Satellite Imagery: Types, Resolution, and Pricing gives a slightly outdated but still very helpful overview of the types of satellite imagery available for remote sensing applications.
Below are listed some resources for obtaining satellite imagery.