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Following the advice of UK and Scottish Governments, NCAP has now returned to limited operations in our offices.

We are now able to process orders for not-yet-digitised aerial imagery, to revised delivery timescales.

Essential Maintenance

HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:

- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)

- Image purchasing options will be limited (Canmore, Britain from Above, Scran, NCAP)

- Any enhanced services which require a log in will be unavailable (My Canmore, Britain from Above contributions, Scran contribute)


General access to these services will all continue. Enquiries will still be able to be submitted.

We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.




Guide to Searching Images

When in 'Browse' > 'Images', you can refine your search by collection, by date and by choosing to search for vertical or oblique imagery.


A grid of images is returned, which can be browsed or plotted onto a map interface. Search results can also be downloaded as a KML file, which you can then open in Google Earth.


Remember, online images are only a small proportion of our entire image collection of over 20 million. To find undigitised images, you will need to buy a subscription to allow you to search our Finding Aids.




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