A flying team that has mapped Britain for over 50 years has moved its planes to East Midlands Airport, the BBC reports. Ordnance Survey's flying unit will use the airport as a base for the next 3 years.
The mapping agency uses two aircraft to capture high-quality aerial imagery and update their master map with over 5000 changes a day. The Cessna 402 and Cessna 404 planes relocated from Blackpool at the beginning of the 2012 flying season, which starts on March 1.
The planes carry cameras that record change at up to 196 megapixels of detail, and up to 6cm accuracy. They captured more than 51,000 useable frames during the 2011 flying season, including over 14 Olympic sites.
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