They’ve got it all mapped out
Aerial mapping company Bluesky is celebrating its most successful flying season to date. Deploying three survey aircraft, by early September it had captured more than 70,000 square kilometres of aerial photography — an area more than twice the size of the Netherlands — of which more than half was at ultra-high (12.5cm) resolution. In addition the aircraft have simultaneously gathered data for the creation of detailed 3D height models and colour infrared imagery.
Coverage has included the urban areas of Leeds, Bradford, Norwich and Milton Keynes, along with large swathes of the south-west of England, including Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Bluesky has also been active in Ireland, capturing nearly 30,000 square kilometres of imagery — more than forty per cent of its three-year target. Full coverage of Ireland is expected to be achieved early in the 2018 flying season.
The imagery captured in 2017 forms part of Bluesky’s nationwide coverage of high-resolution, map-accurate aerial photographs which is updated on a three-year rolling cycle.
Bluesky has mapped more than 70,000 sqare kilometres of the UK and Ireland during 2017