LiDAR, oblique & vertical imagery in one.

Cities are evolving…and Bluesky is mapping their future.

The CityMapper from Leica has enabled Bluesky to capture several UK cities in a way that has never been achieved before. The Leica CityMapper is the world’s first hybrid airborne sensor combining oblique and nadir imaging as well as a LiDAR system into one sensor. Bringing together the best of both worlds, the CityMapper is specifically designed for urban mapping. Combined with the high-performance post-processing workflow, it offers a complete 3D urban mapping solution.

We live in a 3D world, so why do we still use 2D maps?

Once again Bluesky offers the foundation to make smart decisions in rapidly changing urban environments. 3D models are no longer just nice to have pretty pictures, they are the key to unlocking the value in the smart city revolution and have at last become a viable replacement for traditional 2D GIS solutions. The CityMapper’s simultaneous data gathering capabilities provide all the necessary outputs to deliver traditional 2D aerial ortho products or highly detailed static obliques, dense LiDAR point clouds or grids, and once combined, 3D city visualisations that are both aesthetically stunning and technically accurate.

The future of aerial survey is here… Mapping has evolved.

MetroVista™ cities captured include:

  • Birmingham​

  • Bournemouth

  • Brighton

  • Bristol

  • Cambridge

  • Cardiff

  • Derby

  • Doncaster

  • Eastbourne

  • Edinburgh

  • Glasgow

  • Leicester

  • Liverpool

  • London

  • Manchester

  • Newcastle

  • Norwich

  • Nottingham

  • Oxford

  • Southend


  • 5cm ultra hi-resolution aerial photography and obliques
  • LiDAR coverage from 16-100 points per metre
  • 20 cities across Great Britain captured
  • Many formats (incl. JPG, TIF, KMZ, ACII, DXF, OBJ, FBX)
  • OSGB1936 projection
  • For use with GIS, CAD and web mapping services


  • Smart City and Digital Twin city modelling and analysis
  • Visualisation and simulation
  • Insurance and risk assessment
  • Energy and utilities
  • Civil engineering
  • Telecoms
  • Property and land development
  • Urban planning and architects
  • Estate agents
  • Education
  • Environmental impact


  • An enabler of the Smart City vision
  • Bespoke surveys by commission
  • Create 3D interactive mesh models
  • Datasets available separately or as fully rendered mesh models

MetroVista™ samples

Case study

Nottingham City Council: MetroVista™ at Heart of Fully Interactive 3D Environment

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