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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; a pan-government agreement, managed by the Geospatial Commission.

Aerial photography is captured, processed and delivered by a consortium which includes Bluesky International Ltd, Getmapping Plc and Airbus.

Aerial photography, included within Active Places Power, is captured at a spatial resolution of 25cm. Photography will, in most regions, have been captured within the last 3-years although some variation is possible due to multiple factors including the weather and air-traffic restrictions.

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