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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.




Bedfordshire aerial images released

Over 5,400 aerial images of Bedfordshire are now accessible on the NCAP website. Digitised in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council, the images date from 1968 to 1996. 


Website subscribers can now zoom-and-pan images of the entire local authority area.  


Included in this release are photographs of a signals intelligence facility at Chicksands. During the Cold War, this was the site of a large circular antenna, called a Wullenweber array. Due to the clandestine nature of the facility, the photograph from 1986 was sanitised to remove all trace of the antenna from the image.  



10 December 2017