The Antwerp Port Authority opened this weekend the visitors’ centre at the Port Pavilion at the foot of the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS). The main attraction of the Pavilion is a 6-metre wide aerial image of the port on the floor. Visitors can see for themselves just how extensive the port is, particularly in comparison with the Antwerp downtown area, by just walking on top of the illuminated floor.
Aerodata provided the authority with this orthophoto mosaic. The images were acquired at a flying height of 5000m (16400 ft, 15cm GSD) with one of Aerodata’s VisionMap A³ camera systems in the spring of 2010. The captured area extends the port of Antwerp and goes southwards all the way to the city of Mechelen, which city services also make use of this unique dataset