Cities Revealed Provides Modern Aerial Imagery to the Insurance Industry

Insurance solution providers Mapflow Ltd accesses Cities Revealed™ Modern™ aerial imagery

September 2006: Cambridge – The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of Cities Revealed aerial photography (, recently licensed its Modern aerial imagery archive to Mapflow, providers of technology and services that enable a variety of applications in the insurance arena.

The combination of high resolution Cities Revealed aerial imagery with the insurance expertise and experience of Mapflow provides a powerful risk analysis solution for their property casualty insurance client, St Paul Travelers. St Paul Travelers use a Mapflow hosted application, RiskView, to gain access to Cities Revealed aerial imagery in order to identify the location of a property and its surroundings. This enables them to make more accurate underwriting decisions on a property through the ability to visualise what risks are nearby.

Mapflow has direct access to the Cities Revealed Modern imagery archive to provide fast, accurate and high-quality aerial imagery to its wide-ranging international client base. Since its launch in 1995 Cities Revealed has focused on providing the most up-to-date, map accurate image databases to the professional market. Its modern aerial imagery archive now covers over 65% of the British population and has over 7,000 licensed users worldwide.

John Wills, UK Country Manager at Mapflow, comments, "Mapflow has been a partner of Cities Revealed for many years. We aim to provide the most comprehensive geographical data to our clients in order for them to make the most of the location information they have today. Access to the Cities Revealed modern imagery archive means that they are guaranteed high quality aerial imagery in an instant."

The imagery is also available directly through Cities Revealed Online™ found at and can be accessed by members of the public and business users alike. The Online system offers the option to search the photography using a place
name, postcode or national grid reference. Users can immediately preview an image of their choice, purchase with a credit card, and download a digital aerial photograph directly to their desktop.

About the GeoInformation Group

The GeoInformation Group is a privately owned geospatial imagery company based in Cambridge, UK, with offices in South Africa and partners in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland and Japan.

The GeoInformation Group is one of Europe's leading providers of high-resolution ortho imagery products. Its aerial imagery products are published under the brand name Cities Revealed. Orthorectified aerial imagery is available on CD-ROM from over 250 cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Tokyo, Johannesburg and many other major urban centres across Europe and Africa. It also provides mapping services for specific client needs and has undertaken contracts to provide bespoke image databases across the world.

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