The NCAP team are aerial photograph specialists who curate and develop one of the world's largest and most significant collections of aerial photography. Please use the Contact Us page if you would like to get in touch.
Andreas is a geoinformation specialist with an interest in aerial photography. He is responsible for NCAP geographical information systems and imagery production processes. A geography graduate from the University of Würzburg, Germany, he began his career in aerial photography as a photographic interpreter for a German bomb disposal consultancy. This followed an internship at the Centre for Satellite Based Crisis Information part of DLR, Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space.
Andreas began working with the collection when it was based at Keele University and in addition to developing geographical finding aids through which NCAP records are searched, he project managed the exercise to bar-code the entire collection prior to its relocation to Scotland. He continues to manage record movement between our office and remote storage facility and is responsible for the geo-data and imagery aspects of the NCAP website.
Kevin is an Imagery Analyst with sixteen years experience working with aerial photography. A graduate in geology from the University of Edinburgh, he began his career in aerial photography following the transfer of the Scottish Office Air Photographs Unit to RCAHMS in 1993. Experienced in the cataloguing and plotting of aerial photography, he has co-authored three volumes on aerial photography of Scotland.
Kevin qualified as an imagery analyst at the UK armed forces Joint School of Photographic Interpretation. He undertakes imagery interpretation work, manages customer services and leads the development of content for the NCAP website.
Alan is a technical photographer with 25 years work experience in the public and private sectors and is responsible for the long-term programmes of digitisation at NCAP, that make our historical aerial photography accessible. Skilled in film processing techniques, fine art copying and the operation of rostrum cameras, Alan is the winner of a Kodak Gold Award. An expert in digital imaging techniques and image enhancement - to exhibition and publication standard - his work features in the award-winning Above Scotland and Above Scotland Cities publications that showcase NCAP aerial photography.
Alan was central to the design and engineering of bespoke rostrum camera systems used for the NCAP surrogate digitisation programme, which makes imagery accessible on the NCAP website. He is also responsible for managing programmes of ultra-high resolution digitisation using NCAP's suite of photogrammetric scanners. Alan has a lifelong interest in the history of flight and aviation photography.
Ruta is responsible for processing customer orders for images and the physical preservation, digitisation and cataloguing of aerial photography and finding aids. A history graduate from the Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania, Ruta has worked at NCAP since 2008. Ruta has created a large proportion of the geographical centrepoint information which powers searches for imagery on this website, allows the aerial imagery to be geographically linked to place name gazetteers, and viewed in Google Earth.
Sam assists with the processing of large-volume orders for ultra-high resolution photogrammetric images. He joined NCAP in 2010 and has created most of the digital imagery featured on the NCAP website, especially those images copied for, and featured in, the BBC documentaries Operation Crossbow, broadcast in May 2011, and D-Day: The Last Heroes, broadcast in May 2013.
Customer Services Administrator
Imagery Production & Geoinformation Administrator
Imagery Production & Geoinformation Assistant
Our collections at a glance
- Allied Central Interpretation Unit (ACIU)
- AIRBUS Defence & Space
- Directorate of Overseas Surveys (DOS)
- German Air Force
- Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre (JARIC)
- Mediterranean Allied Photo Reconnaissance Wing (MAPRW)
- Scottish Office Air Photographs Unit (and later bodies)
- Simmons Aerofilms
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