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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.




Hong Kong aerial images released

Over 1,600 aerial images of Hong Kong have been released on the NCAP website. Taken in 1924 and 1934, the images are a detailed record of Hong Kong before its rapid expansion in later years. 


The aerial photographs were taken by seaplanes operating from HMS Pegasus and HMS Eagle. They were used to assist in the topographic mapping of the territory. Surveyors have annotated many of the photographs with contours, drainage channels and place names.


Our website now shows over 1,900 images of Hong Kong. Website subscribers can zoom-and-pan all of these images, dating from 1924, 1934 and 1964.

12 December 2017