The city has come on board again with the County for their aerial imagery project.
The two sides worked together on the project every four years, beginning in 2002, with the photos being used to help with urban planning, construction, and assessment.
They are also used by property owners interested in seeing what their property looks like from above.
The city is contributing close to $91,000 of the cost for the photos, with the County contributing up to $156,000.
The County’s amount may decrease if towns like Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley and Hythe decide to partner in the project, at a cost of $28,000.
AECOM has been hired to take the photos, which are 40 cm imagery for rural areas, and 10 cm imagery for urban areas.
The city also plans to use the photos for flood risk management, ground surface drainage, and contour mapping.
The photos will be taken once the snow has melted, and will be published by this fall.