December 2022

  • 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

    [fusion_youtube id=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIMwhcszYs8″ alignment=”center” width=”820″ height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” title_attribute=”” video_facade=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=”” /] Photorealistic 3D models from aerial mapping specialist Bluesky are being used to create real-world interactive visualisations to…

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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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