I remember a salesman coming to our house in the 1990’s, trying to sell my parents a printed aerial photo of our farm. I was still at school at this point and unfamiliar with aerial imagery, but remember thinking that this little print looked absolutely amazing.
Looking back at it now the resolution was terrible, being only around 30cm GSD, meaning you could only just make out some of our sheep as white specks. However, it wasn’t the resolution that I liked but the fact that it was so different from all the usual photographs we had. You could see the whole farm and from a completely different perspective. Fast forward 10 years or so and technology has changed. GIS is now widely used throughout the public and private sectors. The majority of our previous Blogs have been focused on the Products & Services that we offer into the commercial market and the benefits that can be produced, but we have not really delved into the use of our products on a purely personal level.
We all have access to view aerial imagery on the web, our phones have GPS and we use mapping on our navigation systems when driving. But the initial wow factor that I felt when I looked at the small aerial print has not worn off. My office contains a range of geographically related prints, ranging from some small scans of historic aerial images from our old Aerofilms library, to a massive world map. At home I have several prints of the amazing BlomOBLIQUE aerial images that we have produced over the years and my PC desktop always has our latest monthly calendar download.
We have recently announced a new partnership between Media Storehouse and Blom. This is an exciting new venture into the B-C market for Blom and gives the public access to our massive archive of aerial imagery with the option of purchasing framed prints, mugs, mouse mats, greeting cards…even jigsaws. I have already decided I want one of the Olympic stadium!
If you fancy a print to brighten up a room, a jigsaw of your office to give to clients or even a t-shirt with your favourite football stadium on it then visit our new site http://blom.mediastorehouse.com/.