Offering a level of detail hitherto restricted to military intelligence, "The Millennium Map" is a fascinating survey of both public and private worlds - not only is the car parked outside your front door fully visible, you can see bustling crowds of shoppers on Oxford Street and people taking it easy in their back gardens. It is so revealing, so pin-sharp, that it has excited the attentions of both defence experts and civil rights activists alike, with claims that it compromises both national security and personal privacy. Now, in this book covering the whole of London, you can judge for yourself. The story of how "The Millennium Map" was created is a fascinating one. The English part of the map has been the first to be shot. Starting in April 1999, light and weather permitting, four specially equipped aircraft flew the length and breadth of the country in strips - rather in the manner of a lawnmower - each one carrying state of the art camera equipment.
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London: The Photographic Atlas combines the aerial photography of Getmapping.com with Collins’ acclaimed street atlas mapping. Within its pages, you will spot patterns that are invisible from the ground, discover surprising links between unconnected areas, and explore neighborhoods. Even if you don’t know London well, you will find this atlas fascinating and easy to use. The photography and cartography share the same standard grid system, meaning you can cross–reference quickly between the two elements; both photography and cartography are map–accurate; and throughout, the grid interval is 500 meters, so that distances can be accurately assessed. Finally, every one of the 50,000 streets in Greater London has been cross–indexed. A unique and magnificent record of the city.About the Author:
Getmapping.com plc was established in 1998 specifically to produce the first ever complete, full-colour, digital, photographic map of the UK. The Millennium Map, as it is known, has revolutionised the market by making high-quality aerial photography widely available to both the professional user and the general public, primarily through its website, www.getmapping.com.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0007108419