Europa Technologies looks back with viaEuropa “Time Machine”

PRESS RELEASE – 9 May 2022

Europa Technologies has announced a significant enhancement to its award-winning location intelligence platform, viaEuropa. “Time Machine” provides simple, high-performance access to historical Ordnance Survey data. The service will initially support over five years of quarterly history, from Q1/2017 to present day, with plans to extend the historical coverage even further. Time Machine will launch with full zoom stacks of OS raster products including 25k, 50k, 250k and MiniScale. viaEuropa offers the historical content in British National Grid and Web Mercator projections through OGC-compliant WMTS and WMS services.

Warren Vick, Founder & Director of Europa Technologies said, “In response to customer requests, we are delighted to announce this important new dimension to our viaEuropa service. The ability to easily summon historical mapping has many valuable applications and the use of Ordnance Survey open and premium products means that our spatial and temporal records are from a dependable and authoritative source. In response to customer demand, we will look to extend the service to include other OS products.”

For more information on viaEuropa from Europa Technologies, visit:

viaEuropa Time Machine - Battersea 2017viaEuropa Time Machine - Battersea 2022

Spot the difference! Drag the slider control left/right to see the changes in Battersea and Nine Elms between Q1/2017 and Q1/2022. Note the major changes on the site of Battersea Power Station (including a new underground station), New Covent Garden Market and the new US Embassy in London.

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About Europa Technologies

Founded in 1990, Europa Technologies is an award-winning pioneer of location intelligence solutions for a variety of market sectors. Our capabilities allow organisations to better understand their customers, assets and environment, in a geographic context, thereby gaining a competitive or strategic advantage.

As a trusted advisor, our products and services are used by Fortune Global 500 companies, governments and missions of the United Nations. The company has global licence agreements with several leading Internet-based service providers. Through deployment via Google Earth and Google Maps alone, our world data products have been seen by over one billion people, approximately 1 in 7 of the world’s entire population.

Our mission is captured by our hallmark: “Success, located”.


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