Geospatial Information

Subdivision + Development Data



Historical Aerial Photo Review Information


The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has historical aerial photos available for viewing. The aerial photos are in hard copy format and are available for the following years: Lehigh and Northampton Counties—1964, 1971, 1974, 1981; Northampton County—1986; and Lehigh County—1988. We do not make copies of the hard copy aerial photos, but you may use a digital camera to photograph the photo.


To view the aerial photos, please contact Teresa Mackey to make an appointment by phone (610-264-4544), or email:


If at all possible, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time you are requesting. Whether you call or fax, you will need to provide us the parcel ID information (PIN for Lehigh County or Map-Block-Lot for Northampton County), the

municipality, and the county. If you do not have the parcel ID, please provide an address and some other supplemental

information (e.g., owner name, parcel size, or nearest cross street) to help in pinpointing the subject parcel. The cost

for the review is as follows and is payable with cash or check (payable to LVPC):


     1 or 2 sites: $25, plus 6% sales tax

     3 or 4 sites: $50, plus 6% sales tax

    5 or more sites: $50 + $10 for each site over 4, plus 6% sales tax


Digital Aerial Imagery


Digital aerial imagery is available for download through the Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) website.  The "Pennsylvania Imagery Navigator"  provides online access to aerial imagery and raster data.


PASDA Online Mapping Page


PASDA Imagery Navigator


Penn Pilot: Historic Aerial Photos of Pennsylvania


Aerial Imagery

Geospatial Data

Pennsylvania Digital Geographic Data

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) is the official public access geospatial information clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Many geospatial dataset are available for download through PASDA.


PASDA Homepage


United States Census Bureau - TIGER Products

TIGER = Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing


TIGER products are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database, containing features such as roads, railroads, rivers, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas. The Census Bureau offers several file types and an online mapping application.


TIGER Products webpage


United States Department of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service

Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soil survey information.


Web Soil Survey Homepage


Map Gallery

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808