Second in a series of books published by The GeoInformation Group, The Buildings Book 2013 has been designed as a showcase to demonstrate the varied mapping work undertaken to determine how many buildings there are across the nation. It includes some of their favourite examples of products and projects in which they have been involved and shows a range of work and projects that includes aerial photography, mapping and data visualisations.
Just knowing how many buildings there are across the nation and being able to measure their footprint tells us a lot about the way the built environment has evolved in Britain. Add information on the height of the building to the footprint and we begin to get a real understanding of the volume of building that is at the core of our economy.
The book is full of colourful, precise imagery which includes technical detail for interest and information.