Bluesky Announces 2017 Flying Plans for Ireland

Cork, Ireland, 25 January 2017 – Aerial mapping specialist Bluesky has announced ambitious plans for the forthcoming 2017 Irish flying season. Already dedicated to producing a high quality orthophoto base for the whole of the Republic of Ireland, together with derived and complementary data products such as 3D height models and Colour Infrared imagery, Bluesky has committed additional resources to fulfil existing orders and future requirements. In addition to extra survey planes, camera equipment and state of the art sensors, Bluesky is also expanding its Cork based headquarters and launching an online Mapshop dedicated to serving the rapidly expanding Irish geographic data market.

“Despite often challenging weather conditions and sporadic acquisition windows, our local knowledge and strategically based aircraft have meant that we have been able to capitalise on virtually every flying opportunity in the last two years,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky. “Additional planes, cameras and sensors will build on this success and allow us to fulfil our promise to capture, update and maintain the most up to date, high resolution photomap of the whole country.

“In addition, we are demonstrating our commitment to this market by expanding our regional operation and online presence,” continued Tidmarsh.

In addition to the aerial photography and Colour Infrared imagery already captured, national Digital Terrain Models (DTM) at 2m resolution and Digital Surface Models (DSM) at 25 cm resolution, are being created. The first datasets, available in a variety of GIS ready formats, have already been delivered to clients and have been extremely well received.

Bluesky is also about to launch a brand new online Mapshop. Dedicated to service the Irish geospatial market and facilitate fast delivery of imagery and elevation products, the new online Mapshop will be based on the hugely successful www.blueskymapshop.com

Contacts:

Reader enquiries to Bluesky on tel +353 (0)21 2409026 or robert.loughran@bluesky-world.com
Editorial enquiries, contact Robert Peel on tel +44 (0)1666 823306

www.bluesky-world.com

Bluesky International is a UK-based specialist in aerial survey including aerial photography, LiDAR and thermal data using the very latest survey technology, including two UltraCam Eagles and an Orion M300 LiDAR system.  An internationally recognised leader with projects extending around the globe, Bluesky is proud to work with prestigious organisations such as Google, the BBC and Government Agencies. 

Bluesky has unrivalled expertise in the creation of seamless, digital aerial photography and maintains national “off the shelf” coverage of aerial photography, DTM and DSM through an on-going three year update programme. By purchasing a World first sensor for the simultaneous capture of LiDAR, thermal and aerial photography data, Bluesky is in the enviable position of being able to provide customers with unique and cost effective solutions.

Bluesky is also leading the way in developing innovative solutions for environmental applications, including the UK’s first National Tree Map (NTM), solar mapping and citywide ‘heat loss’ maps, and is currently developing noise and air quality mapping products. www.bluesky-world.com


Published Wednesday, January 25th, 2017



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