Meridian Airmaps Limited was an aerial survey company based in Shoreham, UK, which undertook commercial aerial survey contracts from 1952 to 1989. Payment for survey work in one African country was so late in being settled that it created debts that made it impossible for the company to continue and it went into liquidation in 1989.
Conditions Governing Access
Catalogued imagery: Open. Catalogued images are accessible via the search room and Paid Search Service.
Uncatalogued imagery is Closed.
Conditions Governing Use
Crown Copyright and standard licence terms for use apply.
Imagery commissioned by the Scottish Office was held from creation by the Scottish Office. Within the Scottish Office it was held by the Air Photographs Unit within the Scottish Development Department and transferred to RCAHMS in 1993. Imagery flown for private commercial contracts was retained by the company until liquidation when its film assets were acquired by English Heritage. Films covering locations in Scotland were subsequently transferred to RCAHMS.
General Physical Description
9,702 aerial images
Other Finding Aids
GIS index in the search room provides access to digital copies of sortie plots.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
9-inch wide rolled aerial film / 9x9-inch prints / paper and permatrace sortie plots.
Resource Rights Holder
Scope and Contents
Black and white vertical aerial survey photography of locations throughout Scotland. Associated sortie plots held.