The largest coverage full colour aerial photography available.

The introduction of georeferenced aerial imagery into Groundsure Insights provides you with high resolution colour aerial photographs, in partnership with leading providers Getmapping.

An Aerial mapping layer is available at the preview stage; this along with the detailed OS MasterMap provides the ultimate contextual view for your site.


The vertical aerial photography provides a seamless, full colour survey of the whole of Great Britain, it is the largest coverage available on the market with most of England and Southern Wales covered. The extensive detail of the images shows vegetation, street lamps and cars. To make things even easier we provide georeferenced aerial imagery as a JPG file, word file and tab file for use in CAD and GIS software.

Formats and Resolutions

  • Product packaged zip folder with JPG, world file and tab file making it easy to import into CAD based and GIS mapping software.
  • The georeferenced aerial imagery is available in two resolutions (coverage layer determines resolution for your site):
    • 12.5 cm Resolution – suitable for display at 1:1250 scale
    • 25cm Resolution  – suitable for display at 1:2500 scale
    • Getmapping are the providers and the resolutions are 12.5cm and 25cm
    • The currency of the mapping dates between 2005 – 2014

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.