Bluesky Aerial Photography Gives Birds-eye-view of the Cotswolds

Aerial photography from Bluesky is supporting the delivery of essential council services in Gloucestershire. The high-resolution imagery is helping staff at Cotswolds District Council deal with requests from the public, whether in person, online or via the council’s customer contact centre. The data is also supporting staff in the planning, environment and property services directorates, providing an up to date, accurate and consistent record of one of England’s most popular and visited areas. “The Bluesky aerial photography has been very well received,” commented Sean Ashton, GIS officer at Cotswold District Council. “Many of our users are familiar with aerial photography... (read more)
2017-01-11 01:39:32

Gatwick Airport Plans for the Future Using Bluesky Aerial Photography

Gatwick Airport, one of the busiest single-runway airports in the world, is using aerial photography from Bluesky to plan long-term development and growth. The high-resolution map's accurate imagery will feature highly in the airport’s soon-to-be-published Master Plan. The plan, which explores options including the increased capacity for its existing runway, additional use of a standby runway and safeguarding for a new runway, outlines how the airport will meet an increasing demand for air travel, create new opportunities for the region and manage its environmental impact. The Bluesky photography, delivered to Gatwick Airport as a 12.5cm-resolution digital dataset ready for use... (read more)
2019-03-26 09:55:22

Bluesky and Getmapping Embrace Cloud GIS for Governmental Aerial Photography Users

Bluesky and Getmapping, suppliers of aerial photography to the UK government, have signed an agreement with online mapping specialist GeoXphere to encourage the wider use of Aerial Photography for Great Britain (APGB) within the public sector. Having been awarded the APGB contract in 2018, Bluesky and Getmapping are offering the latest and most detailed aerial photography available, free at the point of use, to more than 4,500 government organizations. GeoXphere developed XMAP, a cloud-based, entry-level GIS, to provide widespread desktop access to a range of mapping resources such as APGB data. In use across local government, XMAP allows users of... (read more)
2019-05-21 08:49:57

HxGN Content Program Releases USA Aerial Imagery

Hexagon’s Geosystems has announced the HxGN Content Program, providing access to ortho imagery for professional use – releasing about 250,000 kilometres square of 15cm resolution aerial imagery of metropolitan centres and more than 4 million kilometres square of 30cm resolution coverage of the United States. The HxGN Content Program refreshed the coverage of more than half of the USA with a focus on the states of California, Texas, Virginia, New Mexico, Maine and major cities in the Southeast. The data is available for purchase or on a yearly subscription model and can be used in any third-party software or enterprise... (read more)
2019-04-29 10:20:46

Bluesky Signs Aerial Mapping Contract with Ordnance Survey Ireland

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has signed up Ireland’s National Mapping Agency as an exclusive reseller for the public sector market. The agreement between Bluesky and Ordnance Survey Ireland covers the provision of the highest resolution, most up to date aerial photography for the Republic of Ireland, together with associated 3D height products. Under the terms of the agreement Ordnance Survey Ireland, with support from Bluesky, will exclusively licence Bluesky’s Ireland products to public sector organisations such as local councils, central government departments and executive agencies. The agreement between Bluesky and Ordnance Survey Ireland comes at the start of the 2015... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:44:23

Bluesky and Getmapping Launch Aerial Mapping Service for UK Government

As part of the Aerial Photography for Great Britain (APGB) contract with the UK’s Geospatial Commission, Bluesky and Getmapping are providing free at the point of use Web Mapping Services (WMS) for qualifying local government organizations. This allows APGB members, such as local authorities and national parks, to access and use high-resolution aerial photography - 12.5 and 25 centimetre - securely online. Using a simple HTTP interface, licensed users can define their area of interest and stream data directly into their GIS or desktop mapping software. The aerial photography can also be downloaded and stored for use in internet and... (read more)
2019-03-14 10:19:26

Yorkshire Water Asset Management Using Aerial Imagery in GIS

Yorkshire Water is using high resolution aerial photography to help manage its water network and assets over an area of nearly 15,000 square kilometres. The company has signed a new three year contract with Bluesky, building on the success of a previous three year agreement with the aerial mapping company. The aerial photography is accessible using Yorkshire Water’s intranet and desktop geographical information system (GIS), to around 3,000 individual users. Primary uses include Asset Data Mapping, Land Management, Grounds Maintenance, Control Room Operations and Conveyancing. The Bluesky aerial map data sits alongside MasterMap data from Ordnance Survey, as well as... (read more)
2017-07-27 12:00:37

Bluesky Ultra High-resolution Aerial Mapping Supports Smart City

The UK city of Hull has been photographed from the air using the latest ultra-high resolution survey cameras. Captured by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the 5cm pixel resolution imagery is so detailed that road markings, street furniture and property boundaries are all clearly visible. It is hoped the new digital photomap will provide a common platform for data and systems for developing a range of applications to improve decision making in support of the councils Smart City ambitions. With detailed on-street views accessible from the desktop, the aerial photography is also expected to save the council thousands of pounds by... (read more)
2018-10-03 10:13:44

Bluesky Aerial Survey Helps Malta Develop Geospatial Infrastructure

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has captured aerial photography and 3D map coverage of Malta. Working alongside tender lead IIC Technologies and Ordnance Survey, Bluesky captured ultra-high resolution aerial photography together with high density LiDAR measurements. Part of project SIntegraM - Spatial Data Integration for the Maltese Islands, the data will be used across various government departments and entities as part of the ERDF.02.030; a Maltese Government project led by the Planning Authority through ERDF Funding. “The timely capture of such detailed aerial photography and height measurements by Bluesky is a first for Malta,” said Ashley Hili, SIntegraM Project Leader from... (read more)
2018-08-03 10:35:44

Bluesky Aerial Photomap Definitive Information Resource for Irish Council

Waterford City and County Council is one of the first organisations to benefit from the most up to date Bluesky aerial photography of Ireland. Captured in 2015, the high-resolution aerial images are being made available to all staff via the council’s intranet map portal, and to specialist users via desktop Geographical Information System (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. The council has also taken delivery of Colour Infrared (CIR) imagery, and is about to receive detailed height models – Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) and Digital Surface Models (DSMs) – covering the whole of the city and county area. “There... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:18:35
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