Aquatera Publishes Images of Orkney as You Have Never Seen it Before!

December 3rd 2008

Aquatera Ltd, the Stromness-based company specialising in environmental services and products, is releasing a range of posters, entitled 'Satellite Views of Orkney', depicting the Islands of Orkney as you have never seen them before.

Each poster will show a high-resolution satellite image taken on Saturday, 22nd July 2006. The resolution allows individual dwellings to be seen for the majority of Orkney (excluding the more densely-populated areas). Field boundaries are also very clear, as are roads, ports, harbours, inland bodies of water and other features of Orkney's landscape.

"Never before has Orkney been available in printed format in this way. The satellite images we are offering are many times more detailed than those previously sold in Orkney and those currently available at popular online geographical mapping resources," said Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Aquatera.

He continued, "A 'Satellite Views of Orkney' poster would brighten up the wall of any home, office or public building, whether it is in Orkney or further afield, making it an ideal gift for locals and homesick Orcadians alike!"

Aquatera commissioned the satellite photography to be undertaken by SPOT Image, a supplier of geographic information derived from satellite imagery, based in Toulouse, France. The images were captured at a resolution of 2.5 metres, or, to put it another way, each pixel represents 2.5 m2.

The areas of Orkney featured in this first edition of 16 posters are:

  • Eday
  • Evie, Rendall and Firth
  • Flotta
  • Hoy
  • Kirkwall
  • North Ronaldsay
  • Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre
  • Sanday
  • Sandwick, Birsay and Harray
  • Shapinsay
  • South Ronaldsay and Burray
  • St Andrews, Deerness and Holm
  • Stenness and Orphir
  • Stromness
  • Stronsay
  • Westray and Papa Westray