Portsmouth in 1945, viewed from the air.

The National Library of Scotland has made over 6,000 digitised air photo mosaics available that show detailed information on the landscape of wartime England and Wales in the 1940s. These complement the Scottish air photo mosaics that have been available online since 2009. Selected towns and cities are shown at larger scales, including Portsmouth. A handful of original air photo mosaics for parts of Portsmouth are available to view in the Map Library, which show clearly the damage sustained by the city during the Second World War.

Photographs of Portsmouth Polytechnic and University of Portsmouth buildings taken in the 1970s to the early 2000s are now available to view online through JSTOR Community Collections. These images were originally captured by the Central Photographic Section which was formed …

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Digimap has launched a pilot collection of data that they are trying out and evaluating against demand.  Just login to Digimap, agree to the licence conditions and you are free to use the new data up until 31st July 2020. …

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Air photography is a hugely important technique used for a diverse range of applications, from cartography to surveillance. It can be very beautiful too, as shown by this wonderful audio slide show from the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11427007 The images come from an exhibition …

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TOTD spotted this at No.2 in the Time 50 Best Websites 2009. Photographing the entire coastline of California from a helicopter flying as low as 500 feet sparked some controversy and, like Google’s Street View, it does raise some questions about …

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Between October 2008 and April 2009, Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia, searched Google Maps hoping to discover land formations or buildings resembling letter forms. This is what he found within the state of Victoria. http://rhettdashwood.com.au/#16575 And here is the A-Z of …

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