As many of you may be heading off to the Wimbledon finals this weekend (well, weather permitting), we thought you might like to see a birds-eye view of the All England Club. This image forms a part of our OS MasterMap Imagery Layer and is captured by our Remote Sensing team. As we capture some 50,000 images a year, there are plenty to choose from and share with you.
If you weren’t aware, we have two aircraft, based at East Midlands Airport, which fly the length and breadth of the entire country during the flying season which lasts from March till November each year. They’re a Cessna 404 called G-TASK and a Cessna 402 called G-NOSE. We use an amazingly detailed digital camera – probably one the highest resolution cameras in the country with 196 megapixels. This allows us to take high resolution images even from the skies.
Getting aerial photography is obviously dependent on the weather and clearance from Air Traffic Control and we rely on making the most of any bright, clear days to enable us to collect data. In a similar vein – if you have tickets for the finals this weekend, you’ll also be hoping for a clear, bright days! And if you are off to Wimbledon – will you be becoming a part of the figures Wimbledon quote below on food and drink comsumption?
- 300,000 cups of tea and coffee
- 250,000 bottles of water
- 200,000 glasses of Pimm’s
- 28,000 kg (112,000 punnets) of English strawberries
- 25,000 bottles of champagne
- 7,000 litres of dairy cream