Our Flying Unit travel the length and breadth of the country each year, capturing some 50,000 aerial images covering 40,000 km2 of Britain’s urban, rural, moorland and mountain terrain.
Our planes are two Cessna 404s called G-TASK and G-FIFA and they each fly with a highly-detailed digital camera – probably one the highest resolution cameras in the country – at 196 megapixels, which allows us to take high resolution images even from the skies. See this example below:
The team have the chance to capture some unusual sights – from a Singapore Airlines plane passing over Wimbledon to the Lady of Northumberlandia, but the image above was particularly timely. It captured a well-known landmark at the same time as filming was taking place for a popular TV drama.
Can you tell us the real and fictional names for the location shown? Send your answers in on the blog or by Twitter to @OrdnanceSurvey by Friday 1 August at 5 pm and we’ll draw two lucky winners to send an Ordnance Survey branded umbrella.