Historic air photos aid environmental risk reporting

Historic air photos aid environmental risk reporting

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Cambridge, UK, 18 May 2006 – The GeoInformation Group, publishers of Cities Revealed aerial photography, recently licensed its Historic aerial imagery archive, captured between 1939-1954, to GroundSure, suppliers of environmental risk screening reports. Through the Internet, GroundSure has direct access to the Cities Revealed Historic imagery archive to provide fast, accurate and high-quality data and interpretation to residential and commercial property professionals.

CR Historic imagery provides insight into the history of urban and rural environments that may impact on modern day activities. The imagery provides an invaluable tool for planners and developers who wish to reveal potential sources of contamination and altered boundary lines. Understanding the history of a site prior to future development offers potential savings in both time and effort.

CR Historic imagery coverage is available for the United Kingdom at 50cm resolution with additional urban centres at 10cm resolution or better. The images were captured by the R.A.F. and Luftwaffe from the 1930s onwards including UK wide post war surveys from 1946 to 1952.