TAG: Bluesky

Bluesky debuts MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019

September 17, 2019By
The Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy, wide-scale 3D models. (Image: Bluesky)

Bluesky International has launched its international MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019, which took place Sept. 17-19 in Stuttgart, Germany. The mapping service incorporates the Leica CityMapper hybrid airborne sensor, which can simultaneously capture vertical and oblique aerial photography, as well as lidar. According to the company, the Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy,... read more

Bluesky with CityMapper captures cities in 3D

January 9, 2019By
St. Paul’s Cathedral in London captured in lidar point-cloud data. (Image: Bluesky)

Aerial survey company Bluesky International Ltd. is using the Leica CityMapper to capture major cities throughout the United Kingdom. read more

Bluesky granted funding for mobile phone mapping project

February 9, 2017By

Geographic data specialist Bluesky has secured funding from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky led study will assess the feasibility... read more

Bluesky, Bird.i partner for online, instant aerial imagery

January 23, 2017By

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bird.i to provide online, instantaneous visualization of its high-resolution aerial imagery. Bluesky has created and maintains a high-resolution, up-to-date and accurate archive of aerial images in the United Kingdom. Established in 2016, Bird.i has developed a platform for accessing satellite, airborne and UAV imagery with a plug-and-play API that... read more

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Bluesky creates Microsoft UltraMap for aerial photomap production

January 21, 2016By

UK aerial mapping company Bluesky has reduced the time taken to process the terabytes of data captured by more than 75 percent, which will speed the production of aerial photography. Following a major research project, the team at Bluesky’s Leicestershire production facility has implemented an UltraMap system from Microsoft, which has allowed for the introduction of a continuous, uninterrupted processing workflow. By... read more

Survey lasers in on Iron-Age archaeology

January 11, 2016By

High-tech aerial laser surveying is being employed to reveal the hidden archaeology of an Iron-Age hill settlement in Lancashire, England. Visually, the archaeological features are difficult to see, but a Bluesky laser survey, commissioned by the Morecambe Bay Partnership, is expected to reveal previously undiscovered details of a settlement at Warton Crag. Identified as an important Heritage at Risk site,... read more

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Bluesky Completes Aerial Mapping Project for UK Utilities

October 8, 2015By

Bluesky has completed a multi-million pound aerial mapping project to assess the impact of vegetation on the electricity network of East Anglia and the South East of England. Working on behalf of UK Power Networks, Bluesky undertook the largest ever combined laser mapping and aerial photography survey commissioned by an electricity distribution network operator in the UK — some 34,000 square... read more

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Air Pollution Monitoring Rocket Set for Second Launch Attempt

March 2, 2015By

Scientists at the University of Leicester will make a second attempt to launch a rocket equipped with air pollution monitoring equipment on June 11 at the university’s Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire. The first launch attempt on Feb. 4 failed, according to airqualitynews.com. As part of a wider air pollution mapping project supported by Bluesky, an aerial survey company, a pollution monitoring system... read more