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Aerial imagery

This Freedom of Information request asks for copies of aerial imagery.

Request for information - Ref No: FOI18820


Thank you for your email of 28 March 2018, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, as set out in the extract below:

I would like to request the supply of the following aerial imagery under the Freedom of Information (FOI) guidelines.

Location / postcode:   xxxxxx xxxxx  xxx xxx
Grid Ref:   xxxxxxxx  
1. Film ref: xxxxxxx
    Date: 5 Apr 2006

2. Film ref: xxxxxxx
    Date: 5 Aug 2007

3. Film ref: xxxxxxx
    Date: 1 May 2005
Required: One-off copy of the original frames of digitally captured aerial imagery which covers the above Area Of Interest.

Total: 3-off scans

If any of these are not available please supply instead an extract of a digital imagery dataset created from the imagery captured in this survey; the extract to be centered on the above grid reference and to include a radius of 250m.

Our response

Taking each request in turn, I confirm the following:

1. Ordnance Survey holds the 2006 aerial imagery.

2. Ordnance Survey does not hold the 2007 aerial imagery or the raw data extract.

3. Ordnance Survey holds the 2005 aerial imagery.

A disk has been sent out in the first class post today along with a copy of this email with the aerial imagery referred to at paragraphs 1) and 3) of our response above, more specifically containing the following information:

Disc contents:

• 2006 folder
xxxxxx (Date of Imagery 05/04/2006) Imagery requested - Digital imagery containing Area Of interest

• 2005 folder
xxxxxx (Date of Imagery 01/05/2005) Imagery requested - Digital imagery containing Area Of interest

Please note the publication you have requested is subject to crown copyright.  Therefore, you may not reproduce, distribute or publish it without Ordnance Survey’s express permission.  This restriction does not apply to reasonable use for your own non-commercial research purposes, private study, or any other uses permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our Internal Review Officer by contacting them, within two months of receipt of our final response to your FOI request, as follows:

Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

Contact us via our FoI form

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner›s Office (ICO)

If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal, within three months of receiving our response, with the Information Commissioner’s Office.  Further information can be found on the ICO website ( under ‘Report a concern’ or you may wish to call the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113.