Transforming our online platforms

Upcoming launch of a revamped website and image discovery portal

15 September 2023

NCAP Search Room

Digitisation Operations over Christmas 2022

Reduced schedule during the Christmas and New Year period

5 October 2022


Modern survey images released

We have added over 6600 colour survey images to our website.

4 August 2021

Chrysler Building

Natural Environment Research Council images released

All NCAP held Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) images are now accessible on the NCAP website

23 February 2021

E-3 Sentry aircraft

Hong Kong images released

All NCAP held images of Hong Kong now accessible.

3 December 2020


COVID-19 update

Update on NCAP operations affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

6 November 2020

NCAP COVID-19 update


Update on NCAP operations during the Coronavirus shutdown.

11 May 2020

Aerial image of hospital on VE-day, 8 May 1945

80th anniversary of the Second World War

Aerial imagery from 1939 now accessible

3 September 2019

Fairey Battle aircraft over France

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission

Moon rocket developed from Second World War weapon

16 July 2019

Image of Peenemunde V-2 rockets

589,000 UK centre-points accessible

All of our UK survey photography centre-points are now available to search on our website

28 June 2019

Image of Getmapping plc example

D-Day images released

All known Allied cover of D-Day now available on our website.

6 June 2019

Aerial photograph of Gold Beach on D-Day

Another 355,000 UK centre-points released

Another 355,000 UK image locations have been added to our website.

24 May 2019

Aerial image locations

100,000 UK centre-points released

We have begun a landmark project which enables you to search more UK survey photography on our website than ever before.

29 March 2019

NCAP map showing image centre-points

Guernsey images released

Historical aerial images of Guernsey from the 1940s and 1990s.

21 February 2019

Image of the greenhouses in Guernsey

All Europe Covered

All our catalogued finding aids to aerial photography of Europe are now accessible on our website.

18 February 2019

Finding Aid Coverage

People's Republic of China aerial images released

Aerial images released of Beijing, Tianjin and Yunnan Province in 1945

22 November 2018

Brazil aerial images released

Aerial images of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in 1930

23 October 2018

Image of Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro

Five million images now searchable

New batch of finding aids released.

18 October 2018

Coverage of NCAP aerial photography finding aids

Hiroshima and Nagasaki aerial images released

Aerial images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki one month after nuclear attack.

1 October 2018

Aerial image of Hiroshima after atomic bomb

RAF at 100

NCAP images feature in new BBC One documentary

29 March 2018

RAF at 100