The GeoInformation Group has announced the release of CR Connect, a new hosted on-line service bringing low cost access to Cities Revealed aerial photography. CR Connect is the first on-line facility providing UK aerial photography directly into a GIS with free-of-charge browsing and viewing capabilities.
CR Connect enables the user to browse and preview watermarked imagery for free within their GIS project and then download the full quality data via a subscription basis, only paying for the data that is required. It provides immediate access to the entire Cities Revealed archive containing 120 UK towns and cities of geo-referenced aerial photography available at 600 x 600 pixels down to 12.5cm resolution.
The main advantage that the service offers is that users can preview the imagery before they buy, access the latest available imagery within the Cities Revealed archive and receive imagery direct into their desktop GIS saving both time and money.
Whether a single user, a small department or an enterprise, CR Connect enhances any mapping project or presentation and is particularly ideal for Government agencies, Local Government departments and other GIS professionals seeking immediate on-line access to geo-referenced, high-resolution aerial photography.
After installing the CR Connect extension software, three buttons are added to the user’s GIS toolbar. With one simple click, the aerial photography archive is automatically queried to determine whether imagery is available for the project area. The image will be downloaded directly into the project window enabling the user to zoom and pan the image until the desired location is found. The image can then be saved within the project complete with world file, tab file or similar geo-referenced file.