May 24, 2007 -- Getmapping Plc, the UK’s leading provider of aerial photography and digital mapping donated its aerial photography for a Royal visit.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the new Peter Harrison Planetarium which displayed Getmapping’s aerial photography as the main feature.
Her Majesty visited the planetarium, based in the Isle of Dogs, where she was given a tour of the building, followed by the unveiling of the new £1million projector which cast Getmapping’s aerial photography of Britain on the dome as part of the signature show.
The three images given by Getmapping show aerial views starting off above the Planetarium, zooming out onto the Isle of Dogs and finally displaying an overhead view of Britain before journeying into space.
Tristram Cary, managing director of Getmapping said: “We were honoured to supply the photography for this Royal occasion. It is a privilege for the company to be considered as a premier provider of mapping solutions. At Getmapping we strive to stay at the pinnacle of aerial photography and at the forefront of mapping technology. The use of our photography in this exhibition shows the versatility and impact of the product.”
Anton Vamplew, planetarium director said: “Getmapping kindly donated three aerial photographs to us which have been used for the signature show. We were keen to show off the potential of our new projector; Getmapping’s photography and the space footage does this well.
The planetarium opens to the public on May 25th, when the signature show will be available for general viewing.
Getmapping is the UK’s leading provider of aerial photography and digital mapping. Set up in 1998, the geospatial imagery company based in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire is the only business to be re-flying the country at 12.5cm resolution. A reseller of professional mapping, oblique photography, height data, OS maps and third party aerial photography, Getmapping services a wide variety of industry 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.
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