Bluesky announces growth plans in Ireland

Bluesky announces growth plans in Ireland

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UK, October 2, 2014: Bluesky, leading British aerial mapping company has announced it is expanding its aerial photography acquisition programme beyond the UK to include Ireland.

The company will officially launch its 70,000 sq km expansion programme at the Intergeo Berlin on October 7-9. It will deploy survey planes in Ireland from the start of 2015 to simultaneously gather high resolution aerial photography and colour infrared imagery.

Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Leicestershire based Bluesky International said, "Our experience in nationwide data capture programmes, gained over the last fifteen years in the UK, combined with a dedicated sales team based in Ireland, places Bluesky in a great position for this new and exciting venture."

The Bluesky data capture will include 25 cm resolution coverage for the entire Ireland with 12.5 cm resolution data for select urban areas. A national Digital Surface Model and Digital Terrain Model will also be created. Upon the creation of these four key datasets, Bluesky will also generate like a detailed National Tree Map, 3D Building Models and a SolAR mapping product which identifies roofs suitable for solar panels.

Source: EIJ