Hampshire, UK, 21 May 2007: Malvern Hills District Council has updated its library of aerial photography by acquiring new high resolution imagery from Getmapping. The Aerial Photos of the district will assist the council in monitoring developments and changes in the area.
Getmapping has supplied aerial photos of 12.5 cm resolution which covers 575 sq km of the region. The aerial imagery will be added to the council’s existing library of 25cm resolution maps and aerials which was built in 1999. The high resolution aerials are expected to provide detailed information on streets and species of trees. This will be an added value to active users in departments such as planning, environmental health and conservation. Since aerial photography is used in conjunction with the older maps, users are able to observe physical changes in the environment, monitor urban development and control planning applications.
Loretta Nikolic, GIS manager at Malvern Hills District Council says: “Local councils rely heavily on aerial photography and we were in dire need of an update as our previous aerial photography of 25cm resolution was over seven years old. The higher resolution of the new maps provides greater detail and clarity than before. While this doesn’t eliminate on site visits completely, it does save staff time.”
Getmapping is the UK’s provider of aerial photography and digital mapping. Set up in 1998, the geospatial imagery company based in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire is also a reseller of professional mapping, oblique photography, height data, OS maps and third party aerial photography, Getmapping services a wide variety of industries including press and media, local authorities, construction sector, environmental consultants and the public. It also provides mapping services for specific client needs and has undertaken contracts to provide bespoke image databases.