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From whom is the Aerial Photography imagery sourced and how current is it?

The aerial photography used within the Active Places Power website is supplied via the Aerial Photography for Great Britain (APGB) contract.  This is a contract between Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on behlaf of a numebr of central government organisation and Getmapping who are the lead supplier for a consortium that includes Bluesky, and Airbus.

The aerial photography is of a high 25cm resolution and is updated on a rolling 3 year cycle.  Although the majority of imagery has been captured within the last three years some areas are older.  

To access the aerial photography when using the interactive maps, go to Map Tools tab > Map Layers > Basemaps and Aerial Photography.

For more information see:

http://www.nextperspectives.co.uk