Well, it turns out that our “seamless” move from one web hosting provider to another didn’t turn out quite as trouble-free as I would have liked. After some modifications we were able to get the site back online, but the Google Earth view feature is no longer working. For now, we have disabled the Google Earth view and we will continue working on the problem.
If you notice anything else odd with the site, please use the Contact page to give us an idea of what else isn’t working.
Update : Feb 8, 2013 09:03am
Looks like we have the issue with Google Earth View fixed. Sorry for the problems….
As you may have read in our Background Information, there are three flight index books which contain descriptions of all of the photographs. In the past, when someone requests a particular area, I would have to flip through hundreds of handwritten pages hoping to find keywords that might indicate I was in the right area. Now, after many months of typing, I have transcribed all three books and turned them into a single, searchable, PDF document so that anyone can search for images. The PDF file is located in the menu item “Image Index“.
This PDF file will be a “work-in-progress” and will be updated often. Some of the negatives are not available, they may have been sold to clients, lost, or destroyed. As we come across those, I will use
strikethru font to indicate these negatives are not available. Images scanned and posted online will be marked in green, and poor quality images will be marked in yellow.
This will take the duty of finding images off of myself and allow me a bit more time scanning and touching up negatives.
We’re excited to announce a new feature today which allows you to open a similar view of a vintage image in Google Earth. Now you can see how an area looks today and compare it to the historical image. At the bottom of the Zoom window, you’ll find a link to open the similar view in Google Earth. Some Google Earth views will look better than others due to varying quality of photography available to Google.
Here’s a sample of where the link is located:
Just a quick note to let you know we’ve updated the map view to reflect the direction that the photograph was taken. This way, if you’re looking for a particular area, you can use the direction of the icon to see which way the camera was facing and get a better idea of which photo might cover that area.
There will be a new category of posts for news and general updates which can be accessed from the top menu or from the “News” category.
The first update I have is regarding paper prints. I’m going to be offering high quality paper prints for sale along with the digital images which are currently available. These will be professional grade prints of various sizes, printed by a professional photo house, and delivered by Canada Post. Over the next several days, the paper print option will be added to the existing purchase options of all the existing photos.