UP42 launches aerial data capabilities with Getmapping

Founded in the UK in 1999, Getmapping has over 20 years of experience in the provision of aerial photography, as well as high-quality mapping products and geospatial solutions across Europe and Africa.

UP42 launches aerial data capabilities with Getmapping
UP42 launches aerial data capabilities with Getmapping

UP42 launches aerial data capabilities with Getmapping

UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for geospatial data and analytics today announced a new partnership with Getmapping Plc, the UK’s leading supplier of aerial photography. For the first time, UP42 customers can access and explore very high-resolution aerial data.

Founded in the UK in 1999, Getmapping has over 20 years of experience in the provision of aerial photography, as well as high-quality mapping products and geospatial solutions across Europe and Africa. Aerial photography is used to map terrestrial features and involves taking photographs from an aircraft or other flying techniques to obtain useful data and information about an area.

Getmapping brings two aerial data products in 12.5 cm and 25 cm resolution to the UP42 marketplace. The 12.5 cm resolution data provides coverage of the majority of England and Wales, as well as southerly parts of Scotland, with particular attention to the most densely populated areas. Meanwhile, the 25 cm resolution data covers the entire extent of Great Britain.

This new partnership brings new possibilities. Getmapping’s premier offerings expand the variety of geospatial data offered by UP42—joining commercial and open-source satellite and weather data sources, as well as processing algorithms for customers to use and reveal insight.

Additionally, aerial data opens up the ability for UP42 customers to achieve spatial resolutions that far exceed satellite data capabilities. Each pixel of an aerial image represents a ground distance. As a result, 12.5 cm resolution captures twice as much detail per pixel as a 25 cm resolution image of the same area.

“Maps are the most well-known example of how geospatial data might be used but our data is used for many applications; 3D modelling of buildings and locations, environment monitoring for floods, vegetation, etc, pre and post-disaster analysis and much more," shared Gillian Melham, European managing director at Getmappping.

We are proud to be partnering with UP42, where we can collectively support the growing market need for high-quality data and encourage insights to solve important problems.” 

CPO at UP42, Sean Wiid added, “We couldn’t be happier to announce our first partner in aerial data. Partnering with Getmapping is a great leap forward. Our partnership is one that will support those looking to create solutions using very high-resolution imagery and provide value for customers across industries.”