Since its launch in November 2009, over 70,000 images have been added to the NCAP website. To continue the development of our leading online resource, an 18-month dedicated digitisation project, began in January 2012 digitising, cataloguing, and uploading a further 90,000 digital images. By mid-2013, the total resource available online will be 150,000 images.
With a website subscription, users can login and zoom into all of these images at home.
The digital copies of archive aerial imagery will:
- Enable people around the world to access archive aerial images without having to visit the search room
- Preserve rare and fragile images at the same time as improving access - the production of digital copies reduces the need for physical handling of vulnerable original images
- Build a critical mass of digital content to support research in a variety of fields
- Engage with new audiences by making NCAP imagery available online for use by different communities and new technologies
Our digitisation programme for 2012-2013 will feature:
- Survey-quality imagery of Austria and Southern Germany from the 1950’s
- Coverage of several major European cities
- Parts of Thailand and North Africa
- Military structures such as airfields and concentration camps
- Second World War RAF photography: a further 4000 images of Scottish locations
- More sorties from the RAF National Air Photograph Survey, covering all of Scotland in the late 1940's
- Maritime reconnaissance photography of Rockall and the Flannan Isles