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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.




People's Republic of China aerial images released

Aerial photographs of The People’s Republic of China are now accessible on the NCAP website. The images cover parts of Beijing, Tianjin and Yunnan Province in 1945.
Japanese forces invaded China in 1937 and established a puppet regime in Beijing. During the Second World War, US photographic reconnaissance aircraft were based in south-west China. They flew intelligence-gathering missions over Japanese-held territory in Thailand, Vietnam and China.
The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square can be seen in the images of Beijing. The Forbidden City, built during the Ming Dynasty, was the political centre of China from 1420 to 1912. Tiananmen Square has been the site of many political events and protests. These include the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and the protests of 1989. 
22 November 2018