Getmapping win contract with Ordnance Survey to create aerial map of
Getmapping has won a new aerial mapping contract worth over £1/2million
from Ordnance Survey to photograph Scotland from the air. Getmapping has
been contracted to fly 60,000 square kilometres and create an
orthorectified digital aerial map to be offered under licence as part of
the Imagery Layer within OS MasterMap(TM). The layer will cover the
whole of Great Britain by 2004.
The digital aerial map will be created to Ordnance Survey's exacting
specifications and will augment the aerial imagery of Scotland already
commissioned from Getmapping in 2002. The award of this new contract
will also enable Getmapping to complete its own Millennium Map by
covering every inch of mainland Britain.
This new Scottish survey will extend to the Orkney and Shetland Islands,
the inner and outer Hebrides, as well as every piece of offshore rock,
including St Kilda and Rockall. It will cover 10,000 kilometres of
coast. The Millennium Map continues to be the only complete national
photographic dataset for both England and Wales.
OS MasterMap is Ordnance Survey's new generation of intelligent and
definitive data containing an online service and the chance to select
and customise from a growing list of layers. Imagery and a forthcoming
integrated transport layer will supplement the first two layers,
topography and addresses.
For further information:
William Allbrook, Getmapping: 01666 826641
Richard Sunderland, mj2 Ltd: 020 7491 7789