February 2024

  • Bluesky Aerial Photos at Heart of New Met Police Mapping Tool

    High resolution aerial photography from Bluesky International is informing day-to-day decision making, long-term planning and reporting at the Metropolitan Police Service. Supplied as part of a multi-million-pound Government mapping contract,…

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December 2023

  • Bluesky Partners with Sensat Providing Data for New Visualisation Tool

    A new data visualisation tool has been developed and launched designed to support civil infrastructure teams expediate access to data during the planning phase enabling more informed decision making and…

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  • Peak District Pioneers High Resolution AI Landscape Mapping using Bluesky Aerial Images

    The Peak District National Park Authority, in partnership with Cranfield University and The Alan Turing Institute, is pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate the production of highly…

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November 2023

  • Anglian Water Alliance Streams Bluesky Aerial Mapping for Web App

    An alliance that is delivering £1.2 billion of capital investment schemes for Anglian Water is streaming aerial maps to improve decision making, with the aim of reducing site visits. The…

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October 2023

  • Geospatial Insight and Bluesky Launch Strategic Partnership to Drive Rooftop Solar Uptake

    With solar energy becoming a crucial component in the journey towards achieving net zero, Geospatial Insight and Bluesky International are proud to unveil their strategic partnership aimed at transforming the…

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  • Bluesky Aerial Maps Improve Efficiency for Forest Surveys

    Forest Surveys is using high-resolution imagery from Bluesky International to improve its understanding of terrain in difficult to access locations. Working with clients across the forestry sector, Forest Surveys is…

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  • Richard Evans Appointed to Role of Sales Consultant at Bluesky International

    Aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International, has recruited Richard Evans to its expanding commercial team. Taking on the role of Sales Consultant, Evans brings with him more than 12 years’ experience…

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September 2023

  • Midlands Aerial Mapping Company Bluesky Sponsors Tamworth Women’s Football Team

    Midlands-based aerial mapping company Bluesky International has announced it is 2023/24 kit sponsor for Tamworth Football Club Women’s team. The deal sees Bluesky’s logo appear on the first team women’s…

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  • MWH Treatment uses 3D Building Models from Bluesky to Drive Innovation in Water Sector

    MWH Treatment is using highly detailed, geographically accurate 3D models to create visualisations, animations and interactive applications that are improving standards for safe and sustainable solutions within the water sector.…

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  • Bluesky 3D Imagery Brings Global Warming Sea Level Rises to Life

    Immersive story telling company Sairo has used high resolution aerial photography and 3D mapping from UK aerial survey and mapping company Bluesky International to illustrate the impact of global warming…

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August 2023

  • Bluesky Aerial Data Helps CGL Pinpoint Natural Hazards at Development Sites

    A geotechnical and consultancy agency is using geospatial data to work smarter, saving significant time and money, both for themselves and their clients. Card Geotechnics Ltd (CGL) is applying aerial…

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  • Renewable Energy Planning in Ireland

    With ambitious plans to tackle climate change, Ireland has already seen a dramatic increase in energy generated from renewable resources yet there is still a growing demand that is not…

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  • Bluesky MetroVista 3D City Model Underpins Nottingham’s Digital Twin

    Nottingham City Council is a step closer to achieving its vision of creating a digital twin for the city. In what’s believed to be a UK first they are combining…

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July 2023

  • Bluesky’s Airborne Sensors Help Developers Protect Wildlife Habitats

    Multi-spectral imagery from Bluesky International is helping developers contribute to government targets to protect and conserve wildlife habitats in the UK. Using the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, in combination…

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  • Bluesky Building Models Aid Planning for World’s Largest Cultural Hub

    3D building models from aerial mapping company Bluesky International, are at the heart of plans for a landmark development in the centre of Coventry, informing Virtual Reality (VR) presentations and…

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June 2023

  • Bluesky Makes a Record Breaking Start to the 2023 Mapping Flying Season

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has made a record-breaking start to its 2023 flying season having captured more than 96 per cent of its UK flying target in the first…

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  • LexisNexis Improves Insurer Risk Assessment Portfolio with National Tree Map

    A new suite of geospatial products has been launched by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in a bid to address weather-related challenges faced by the UK and Ireland insurance market. Bluesky International…

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  • Bluesky Expands Commercial Team with Appointment of Bassett and Hoskins

    Aerial survey and geographic data company Bluesky International has expanded its commercial team with the appointment of Kate Bassett and Andy Hoskins. Taking on the role of Head of 3D…

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  • Birmingham Council Creates Interactive Mapping Portal using Bluesky Tree Data

    Birmingham City Council has launched a first of its kind mapping portal to address the issue of tree equity across the city. With National Tree Map data, created by aerial…

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April 2023

  • Bluesky and Ecopia Partner to Create First 3D Map of Ireland

    Bluesky International and Ecopia AI (Ecopia) have announced a partnership to develop the first ever 3D land cover map of Ireland. Generated using Bluesky’s 12.5 and 25 cm resolution aerial…

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  • Bluesky Launches New Data-as-a-Service Offering

    A new geospatial data subscription service has been launched by aerial survey and mapping company Bluesky designed to ensure customers can access data they need, when they need it, without…

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  • Bluesky Partners with Berlin-based UP42 to Supply Aerial Imagery and Geospatial Data

    Bluesky International announces a new partnership with Berlin-based UP42, a leading geospatial developer platform and marketplace. The recently signed agreement will see Bluesky supply its accurate, high resolution aerial imagery…

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March 2023

  • Bluesky Partners with SkyFi to Widen Access to its Aerial Imagery Catalogue

    Bluesky International announces a new partnership with SkyFi, an American company, based in Texas, that aims to democratise access to earth observation assets by providing access of multi-perspective imagery to…

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  • Cardiff Council Addresses Flood Risk Using Bluesky National Tree Map

    Cardiff Council is using an aerial map of trees to help it prioritise essential works in order to reduce the risk of surface water flooding. Created by Bluesky International, the…

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  • How Green is the London Marathon? Aerial Mapping Company Bluesky Reveals All

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has completed a study into tree canopy cover at differing points along the route of the upcoming London Marathon. Using its unique database of more…

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February 2023

  • Bluesky Tree Map Enhances Online Urban Forest Mapping Platform

    Greentalk, a London based ecotech start-up, is offering a map of trees from Bluesky International within its online urban forest engagement platform. Incorporating Bluesky’s National Tree Map data, Greentalk will…

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January 2023

  • Bluesky National Tree Map Helps Dudley Council Keep Black Country Green

    A unique map database from Bluesky International is helping Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council inform research and development projects, engage with stakeholders and ensure the historic capital of the Black Country…

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December 2022

  • Bluesky National Tree Map Helps Bradford District Council Manage Tree Disease

    A local authority has turned to data from aerial survey and mapping company, Bluesky International, to manage tree health and felling across a 98-hectare estate and areas of an adjoining…

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  • Tree Map Data Key Tool To Protect Highways From Falling Trees

    A unique tree mapping tool is being used by Leicestershire County Council as part of its programme to help keep its highways safe throughout the county. The local authority is…

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November 2022

  • Research by Bluesky International Reveals Link Between Trees and Happiness

    Research by aerial mapping company Bluesky International has shown a direct correlation between happiness and the ‘greenest’ London Boroughs. By comparing its unique database of more than 3 million trees…

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  • Night Surveys Show Heat-Loss from Homes to Help Councils Allocate Energy-Saving Funds

    Aerial surveying company Bluesky is planning night-time flights over UK cities this winter with the latest high-tech thermal imaging camera to measure heat loss from roofs.  UK local authorities are…

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October 2022

  • Bluesky International announced as supplier for new Ordnance Survey framework

    Bluesky International, a leading UK aerial survey and mapping company, has fought off stiff competition to be named as one the selected organisations to sit on a new framework created…

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September 2022

  • Bluesky Takes to the Skies to Capture More Oblique Views of UK Cities

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International, is using one of the world’s most advanced hybrid sensors to expand its library of high-definition oblique photographs of UK cities to reveal more detail…

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August 2022

  • Bluesky Celebrates Extension to Multi Million Pound Government Mapping Contracts

    Aerial mapping company and consortium lead Bluesky International, in partnership with Getmapping plc, has been granted a contract extension from the Geospatial Commission to continue to supply aerial photography, 3D…

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  • Bluesky Reveals Growing Appetite for Same Day Delivery Geospatial Data

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International, has revealed a huge upsurge in the demand for same day delivery geospatial data. Since launching its online Mapshop, companies from industries such as architecture,…

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July 2022

  • Bluesky’s Tree Map Helps Green Infrastructure Planning for Swansea Housing

    Bluesky International’s geospatial data is providing environmental insights and informing future green space plans in a bid to enhance resident well-being, improve air quality, maximise biodiversity and improve surface water…

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June 2022

  • Bluesky Aerial LiDAR Survey Data Helps Farmers Apply for Carbon Credits

    A new government funded project is using LiDAR data captured by aerial survey and mapping company, Bluesky International to identify areas of hedgerow and subsequently the amount of carbon captured…

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  • Bluesky LiDAR and Aerial Photography Bring Builds to Life for Dublin Design Studio

    A Dublin based architectural consultancy is using data from aerial survey and mapping company Bluesky International to ensure the planning process is conducted as efficiently and smoothly as possible for…

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May 2022

  • Bluesky’s National Tree Map Helps Improve Biodiversity in London

    A project targeting biodiversity gain and climate change resilience in Bloomsbury, London is turning to data from Bluesky International’s National Tree Map (NTM) to ensure proposals are built on evidence-based…

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April 2022

  • Bluesky International get excited for the new 2022 Flying Season across the UK

    Bluesky International, the UK’s leading aerial mapping company, is preparing for the start of the 2022 flying season. Following a productive 2021 season across the United Kingdom and Republic of…

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March 2022

  • Bluesky 3D Models Help Macro Works Plan Milestone Solar Farm in Ireland

    3D maps derived from the latest aerial photography are being used to secure planning permission for solar farms across the Republic of Ireland. Created by Bluesky International, the Digital Terrain…

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  • Tree Carbon Capture Figures are More Accurate Thanks to Bluesky’s National Tree Map

    Tree carbon capture figures in West and North Yorkshire are now being recorded more accurately as experts have turned to data from the National Tree Map. This unique dataset, created…

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  • Bluesky Adds Scottish Cities to MetroVista 3D City Line-up

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has added Edinburgh and Glasgow to its growing coverage of MetroVista 3D city models. Acquired using a state-of-the-art aerial sensor that simultaneously captures vertical and…

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February 2022

  • Waterford City and County Council Use Bluesky National Tree Map Data to Support Carbon Neutral Plans

    Data from Bluesky International’s National Tree Map is being used by Waterford City and County Council to help benchmark current tree cover across the city and to look at suitable…

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  • Bluesky Aerial Photography Helps Derby Homes Boost Solar Energy Output and Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping Derby Homes roll out integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across its housing stock. A project to identify suitable roof coverings assessed more than 8,000…

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January 2022

  • Bluesky LiDAR Survey Reveals More than 400 ‘New’ Archaeological Sites in AONB

    A high precision terrain mapping project has revealed more than 400 ‘new’ archaeological sites in England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Commissioned by the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme…

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December 2021

  • Bluesky Aerial Photography used to Map Green Roofs

    Bluesky International Ltd, the UK’s leading aerial survey and mapping company, has supplied its high-resolution photography to support a new artificial intelligence platform created by technology start-up Gentian. The platform…

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November 2021

  • Bluesky National Tree Map Data Included in First Online Natural Capital Calculator

    The first online natural capital mapping tool in the UK – NatCap Map – is using data from Bluesky’s National Tree Map™. Developed by Natural Capital Research, the tool allows…

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October 2021

  • Hexagon Streams Bluesky GB Aerial Photography via HxGN Content Program

    A partnership between Bluesky International and Hexagon’s Geosystems division will see the most up-to-date aerial imagery of England, Scotland and Wales added to the largest, online library of orthophotography for…

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  • Bluesky LiDAR Benchmarks Carbon Neutral Farming in Northern Ireland

    A European Innovation Partnership project to accelerate the move towards net carbon zero farming is using specially commissioned LiDAR data to create a baseline for future measurements. Working with ARCZero…

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September 2021

  • MWA Arboriculture uses Bluesky National Tree Map to Inform Tree Condition Surveys

    Arboricultural consultancy MWA Arboriculture is using data from the National Tree Map, the only map that details the location and attributes of more than 300 million trees, to inform tree…

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  • Bluesky and University of Leicester Use AI to Reduce Data Intensity for Smart City Applications

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International and the University of Leicester are using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make 3D models easier to use in smart city and digital twin…

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  • Bluesky National Tree Map™ at the Root of Birmingham’s Urban Forest Master Plan

    An extract from a map that details the location and attributes of more than 300 million trees is being used to create the UK’s first Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP).…

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  • Bluesky Aerial Photomaps Feature in International Arts Festival

    Mirror Pavilion, Leaf Work, (Derrigimlagh) 2020 by John Gerrard photo by Ros Kavanagh Aerial photography and 3D height models from Bluesky are informing a new art installation in Ireland. Part…

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August 2021

  • Bluesky Cyclomedia Partnership Combines Aerial and Mobile Mapped Data for Virtual City Models

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International is working with the Dutch mobile mapping specialist Cyclomedia to bring together imagery and height data, captured from the air and at street level, to…

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  • Bluesky appoints Europa Technologies as reseller for National Tree Map

    Bluesky International has appointed Europa Technologies as an authorised reseller for the National Tree Map (NTM). The NTM is the foremost environmental database of its kind. With coverage across Great…

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  • WhenFresh partners with Bluesky to give insurers vital access to National Tree Map data

    WhenFresh has teamed up with tree mapping specialists Bluesky to make its National Tree Map™ (NTM™) data available to insurers and other Big Data users, via the UK’s property ‘Data…

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July 2021

  • Bluesky National Tree Map Shows Changing Face of Sevenoaks District’s Historic Tree Cover

    A new map detailing the location, height and canopy for trees over 3 metres in height is helping Sevenoaks District Council manage its iconic ancient trees and natural woodland. Derived…

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  • Bluesky and BlackSky Join Forces to Bring Satellite Imagery to the UK

    Bluesky International (Bluesky), the leading aerial survey company in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland, announced it has joined BlackSky’s Global Reseller Program. BlackSky is a leading technology platform providing…

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June 2021

  • Bluesky MetroVista Models Transform Real Estate Marketing with 3D Visualisations

    Photorealistic 3D models from aerial mapping specialist Bluesky are being used to create real-world interactive visualisations to transform how unbuilt commercial and residential property is presented for sale. Created by…

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  • Boston University Uses Bluesky Aerial Photomaps to Research Climate Change

    Researchers at Boston University are using high resolution aerial photography to investigate how important coastal ecosystems are responding to climate change. The study focused on an area of salt marsh…

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  • Aerial Mapping Company Bluesky Sets Out Plans for 2021 Flying Season

    Bluesky International has made a flying start to its nationwide aerial survey update programme. Having capitalised on the continued low levels of air traffic and good weather in April, Bluesky…

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May 2021

  • Bluesky 5cm Aerial Photography Reveals Hidden Parts of London

    Southwark Council is using the highest resolution photography from Bluesky to inform frontline service provision and decision making across its planning, transport, housing and environment operations. The 5cm data offers…

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  • Bluesky Aerial Maps Light the Way for Contaminated Site Investigation and Clean Up

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky has completed a topographic survey of the old Anchor Color and Gum Works site in Dighton, Massachusetts. Working with Lighthouse Land Surveying, LLC and under strict…

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  • Bluesky 3D Building Models Strengthen BIM Workflows for Buttress Architects

    Design studio Buttress is using 3D building models from Bluesky to create interactive walkthroughs and Virtual Reality (VR) presentations as part of its Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflow. Created from…

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April 2021

  • Architect Brings Design to Life with Virtual Reality Using 3D Building Models

    Architects Kirkland Fraser Moor (KFM) are pioneering the use of Virtual Reality (VR) to bring to life design processes and stakeholder consultations. Using VR based on a 3D building model…

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  • Wiltshire Council uses Bluesky National Tree Map to Manage Public Tree Stock

    Wiltshire Council is using data from a map which details the location and attributes of more than 300 million trees to improve the management of its trees in parks and…

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  • Bluesky MetroVista Mesh Models Underpin Dynamic Map of London

    Photorealistic 3D models from Bluesky are being used to produce a new interactive map of London. Created by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), part of the Bartlett Faculty…

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March 2021

  • Bluesky Addresses Urgent Need for 3D Mapping Data with Sensor Investment

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has secured its position as the leading UK provider of 3D mapping data following the purchase of the very latest high performance aerial mapping sensor…

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  • Bluesky 3D Building Models Bring Architectural Studies Online During Lockdown

    Liverpool School of Architecture is using 3D building models, derived from the latest aerial photography, to help teach students online during the pandemic lockdown. Created by aerial mapping company Bluesky,…

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February 2021

  • Newcastle University Pioneers Hyper-Resolution Flood Risk Modelling using Bluesky MetroVista Data

    Newcastle University is developing advanced computer modelling to assess the flood risk of individual properties using LiDAR data and oblique aerial photography from Bluesky. The project will use Artificial Intelligence…

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  • Bluesky 3D Building Models Drive Efficiency and Collaboration in Water Construction

    Water sector solution provider MWH Treatment is using the latest 3D computer modelling technology to improve the delivery of major construction projects across the UK. Created by aerial mapping company…

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  • Bluesky Takes to the Air to Create First Ever 3D Map of Northern Ireland’s Coastline

    Bluesky International will use aircraft mounted LiDAR sensors laser scanners to create a highly detailed 3D map of the whole of the Northern Ireland coastline. Working on behalf of the…

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January 2021

  • Bluesky National Tree Map Reveals Carbon Capture Potential of Natural Woodlands

    A map detailing the location and attributes of more than 300 million trees is being used to research the role of natural woodland in meeting climate change targets. With UK…

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  • Bluesky LiDAR Used to Visualise Peatland Restoration on Royal Estate

    Data collected from survey aircraft equipped with advanced laser scanners is being used by the James Hutton Institute to monitor the natural restoration of land at the Queen’s Balmoral Estate…

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