Hartley Wintney, UK - Getmapping has released a number of new datasets including LiDAR elevation data captured by the Environment Agency. In addition there’s Getmapping’s own digital terrain model, People’s Map GB 100m contours, 1:1m vector data, national administration boundaries and a place name gazetteer made up of over 39,000 different names. All datasets are available from Getmapping.com except for LiDAR, which can be bought through the sales team.
Getmapping now sports the most comprehensive
collection of height data currently available at accuracy and price points to
suit a wide range of applications from flood modelling to wind farm impact
assessments. At the high end there is Environment Agency LiDAR data which has a
vertical accuracy in the range of 5cm to 15cm, with postings ranging from 1m to
2m. Constantly updated there is now more than 60% coverage of England and Wales,
including many major urban areas and rural flood plains.
Getmapping’s own height data, is now available
for Wales and Scotland, with England to follow during 2010. The new workflows
and algorithms used to produce this data from Getmapping aerial imagery are the
result of a DTI funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and deliver perhaps
the best balance between accuracy and cost. Other height data available
from Getmapping includes the complete range of Intermap’s NEXTMap Britain radar
derived digital elevation models.
Getmapping has also introduced a number of
People’s Map datasets all available online from Getmapping.com. A 100m interval
contour dataset covering the whole of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the
Republic of Ireland, is particularly useful for the creation of large scale maps
to indicate relief. Other People’s Map data includes a 1:1m vector data set of
Great Britain and national administration boundaries. Finally, there is a 39,000
plus geo-referenced place name gazetteer. All of these datasets represent
extremely good value for money.
About Getmapping Plc
Getmapping Plc is the UK’s leading provider of
aerial photography and digital mapping. Based in Hartley Wintney,
Hampshire Getmapping was the first company to have up to date nationwide
coverage and pioneered online delivery of aerial photography to business and the
public and large. A reseller of professional mapping, oblique photography,
height data, OS maps and third party aerial photography, Getmapping services a
wide variety of markets including press and media, local authorities, property
and construction, environmental consultants and the public. It also provides
mapping services for specific client needs and has undertaken contracts to
provide bespoke image databases. A pioneer of many online products through its
website, Getmapping is the only company currently re-flying the whole country at
enhanced 12.5cm resolution.
Getmapping Release New Mapping Datasets
February 12, 2010