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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, HES has closed all of its sites, depots and offices with immediate effect. NCAP is no longer processing new orders for not-yet-digitised aerial imagery. Website imagery will continue to be available for purchase. Read our latest statement


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