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A 1949 aerial photo of Mud Bay

Have you ever wondered what your surroundings were like in the past? Now you can see a 1949 aerial shot from anywhere in Surrey. Accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, COSMOS allows you to add layers to customize your tour with present day references.

Overlays with modern data include:

  • Transportation routes
  • Property lots and addresses
  • Parks
  • Other civic amenities

Start Your 1949 Tour Now

A total of 351 aerial images from 1949 have been stitched together, geo-referenced and made into one photomosaic to make the technology possible. The tool is a result of a City of Surrey partnership between the GIS team from the Engineering Department and the Surrey Archives.