Better aerial imagery for South Yorkshire

The Geoinformation Group – publishers of the Cities Revealed aerial photography library – has combined a suite of technologies including satellite images, the latest digital cameras and viewing and imaging software to produce imagery from over 250 cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Tokyo and Johannesburg.

Feb 9, 2006
By David Howell
Picture: Thames Valley Police

The Geoinformation Group – publishers of the Cities Revealed aerial photography library – has combined a suite of technologies including satellite images, the latest digital cameras and viewing and imaging software to produce imagery from over 250 cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Tokyo and Johannesburg.

They also plan in 2006 to capture London to a scale of 1:5000 scale or 5cm. The imagery will be available in both traditional 2D format and in the unique CR iview format, providing a 3D stereo view of the entire capital.

South Yorkshire Police recently renewed its license with Cities Revealed that covers the whole geographical area that the constabulary covers, which is some 600 square miles making it one of the largest in the UK. The technology played an essential role in policing last years G8 summit.

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