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The National Collection of Aerial Photography (NCAP) is the official repository for UK Government declassified and released aerial photography of places around the world (except England, Northern Ireland and Wales). It is a centre of excellence in managing aerial photography, preserves the collections in its care, and makes them accessible to the public in its Edinburgh search room and online.
NCAP is one of the largest collections of aerial imagery in the world, containing tens of millions of aerial images featuring historic events and places around the world. Its coverage includes the Second World War and Cold War periods. It is the role of NCAP to collect and secure the future of these records, both digital and physical, to preserve them for generations to come, and to make them as accessible and available as possible. Taking an entrepreneurial approach to business, its operational and development costs are funded through commercial enterprise.
Address: National Collection of Aerial Photography, RCAHMS, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 9NX, Scotland
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 651 6821