Edinburgh: The Photographic Atlas

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If you live in Edinburgh, you will already possess a personal stake in this book - within its pages you will be able to find your house, perhaps locate your car parked in the street, trace your route to work, and visit some of your favourite places. On closer inspection you should spot patterns that are invisible from the ground, discover surprising links between unconnected areas, find large areas of greenery that you never knew existed, and explore new neighbourhoods for the first time. The photographic atlas is easy to use. The photography and the cartography share the same standard grid system, meaning you can cross-reference quickly between the two elements; both photography and cartography are "map accurate", as the photography has been geo-corrected, a process that removes the distortions in the original aerial photography; and throughout the whole book the grid interval is 500 metres.

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Edinburgh: The Photographic Atlas combines the aerial photography of Getmapping.com with Collins’ acclaimed street atlas mapping. Within its pages, you will spot patterns that are invisible from the ground, discover surprising links between unconnected areas, and explore neighborhoods. Even if you don’t know Edinburgh well, you will find this atlas fascinating and easy to use. The photography and cartography share the same standard grid system, meaning you can cross–reference quickly between the two elements; both photography and cartography are map–accurate; and throughout, the grid interval is 500 meters, so that distances can be accurately assessed. A unique and magnificent record of the city.

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Getmapping.com plc was established in 1998 specifically to produce the first ever complete, full-colour, digital, photographic map of the UK. The Millennium Map, as it is known, has revolutionised the market by making high-quality aerial photography widely available to both the professional user and the general public, primarily through its website, www.getmapping.com.

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