BlueSky, the newly-formed aerial photography company, previously Getmapping’s sales and production division, has announced that it is now an accredited contractor for the supply of data to Ordnance Survey for its OS MasterMap Imagery Layer. This means that the data BlueSky produces has to be fully compliant with the Acceptable Quality Levels outlined in Ordnance Survey’s New Imagery Specifications. New flying will commence in Scotland during the spring of 2004.
High resolution digital aerial photography has become increasingly popular because it provides a level of detail that can clearly identify features like individual trees, streams and even parking spaces. It is currently used for a wide range of applications in agriculture, retail, insurance, property development, site planning, inventory management and mobile services.
All procedures undertaken by BlueSky during data production have been checked and documented by Ordnance Survey. This ensures that any data produced can meet all the requirements for OS MasterMap with regards to colour, accuracy and definition, and this in turn ensures any data BlueSky produces is of the highest quality.