Air Traffic Control Approves 4cm Resolution Aerial Survey of London

19 June 2008: Cambridge – The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of Cities Revealed aerial photography (, announces that it has received approval to survey the whole of London at the highest resolution ever captured. The level of detail is unparalleled, aerial imagery captured at 4cm is of an exceptional quality, and provides a highly detailed view of the world with road markings and street furniture clearly visible.

Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7 increased national security has meant that it has been difficult for aerial survey suppliers to gain approval on aerial survey flights below 4000 metres. The GeoInformation Group has been granted approval to fly London at an altitude of 1500 metres; the lowest altitude an aerial survey has been flown over the capital. The aerial survey will utilise a twin turbo prop airplane fitted with the latest digital camera technology, which will fly slow enough to achieve image overlaps for stereo viewing.

Alun Jones, Managing Director commented, “We are extremely excited, and proud, to be the first aerial imagery supplier to be granted such highly sought after Air Traffic Control approval and also to produce the highest resolution aerial photography of the capital ever. The Geoinformation Group has always been a groundbreaking pioneer within the GI industry. 4cm resolution aerial photography is setting a new standard.”

By capturing London at 4cm The GeoInformation Group will be ensuring that every public and commercial agency responsible for the continued development of London has access to the most detailed and clearest aerial imagery available.


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About the GeoInformation Group

The GeoInformation Group is a privately owned company based in Cambridge, UK, with offices in South Africa and partners in France and India.

With over 7000 licensed users worldwide The GeoInformation Group is a leading provider of high-resolution orthorectified aerial imagery and geospatial information products. Its aerial imagery products are published under the brand name Cities Revealed.
It also provides consultancy, training and mapping services to a broad array of professionals and has undertaken contracts to provide bespoke image databases across the world.


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