Using the maps below you can compare current satellite images to historic aerial photographs. Digitized historic aerial photographs are only available for Alberta locations. (All Map associated links lead to external sites)
The University of Calgary has an extensive collection of digital airphotos that cover Blackfoot territory in the province of Alberta. The Alberta Airphoto Collection, headed by Maps, Academic Data, Geographic Information Centre (MADGIC) at the University of Calgary, was created to provide researchers with free online access to historic aerial photographs. Initiated in 2002, the Alberta Airphoto Collection, accessible via the Alberta Heritage Digitization Project, contains digitized photographs from flights taken between 1922 and 1956 by the Alberta Government. Of the one million photographs in MADGIC's collection, approximately 32,000 copyright-cleared photographs are currently available online.
Provincial airphotos for British Columbia are available through the Crown Registry and Geographic Base (CRGB). The CRGB Base Map Online Store provides access to find and order maps, aerial photography, orthophotos, hillshaded imagery, gridded DEMs, and satellite imagery for British Columbia.
Moberly Lake is located approximately 27 kilometers northwest of Chetwynd, British Columbia.
Belly River Crossing is located close to Highway 2 near Stand Off, Alberta on the Blood Reserve. On the map below you can see the Belly Buttes to the right of the crossing. Digitized airphotos in the Belly Buttes and Belly River area are available for 1922, 1922a, and, 1950.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is located approximately 18 kilometers northwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta. Digitized airphotos in the Head-Smashed-In and Fort MacLeod area are available for 1950.
“The Big Rock”, also known as the Okotoks Erratic, is located approximately 10 kilometers from the Town of Okotoks in southern Alberta. Digitized airphotos for Okotoks and surrounding area are available for 1926, 1944, and 1948.