Scope and Content

UK Perspectives' collections of aerial images.

  • The London Vintage Collection
  • The London Landmark Collection
  • The London Professional Collection

Administrative / Biographical History

UK Perspectives is a collaboration between Simmons Aerofilms and NRSC, thetwo largest aerial mapping and survey companies in the United Kingdom. Itsobjective is to 'jointly acquire new aerial photography of the United Kingdomat 1:10,000 scale and produce high quality, map accurate digital aerialimagery'. Simmons Mapping (UK) Limited and Aerofilms Limited are wholly ownedsubsidiaries of Simmons Geomatics Group and together provide 'total aerial &mapping solutions'. Aerofilms is believed to be the world's oldest commercialaerial photographic company and in more recent times produced the BBC'sEastEnders title sequence.

The National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), was formed in 1980 as a governmentcentre of excellence for earth observation data and in 1991 became a privatelimited company. Today it specialises in the supply of satellite and airbornedata and value added mapping services.


Three albums of photographic images.

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Transferred from main Librarycollections

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