This is a revealing atlas of England's second city combines the vertical aerial photography of Getmapping.com with Collins' street mapping - a combination of photography and cartography. If you live in Birmingham or the West Midlands, you will already possess a personal stake in this book - within its pages you could 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 may 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. Even if you don't know the city well, you will find this book fascinating. The photography and the cartography share the same standard grid system, meaning you can cross-reference quickly between the two elements. 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, so that distances can be accurately assessed.
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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.Review:
Praise for LONDON: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS: 'Drop heavy hints to Santa about London: The Photographic Atlas ... a sublime book ... an amazing labour of love' The Guardian 'Warning -- don't buy this book! You will spend hours and hours, if not days and weeks, poring over its amazing detail. For lovers of London it is a must' Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London 'A fascinating book ... it contains all the passion of a great city ... fun for all the family' Rowan Moore, Evening Standard 'Absolutely brilliant' Chris Tarrant, Capital Radio
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Book Description Collins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0007144180