This article was originally published in Geomatics World.
Bluesky International has completed a detailed aerial survey of Ireland. The company has now acquired full aerial coverage of the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. The accurate aerial photography together with 3D terrain mapping will be used to update national contracts with government and commercial organisations and will also feature as part of more than 100,000 square kilometres of imagery data that is now available to view and download from Bluesky’s dedicated online Mapshop for Ireland.
On 1 June 2020, a Bluesky plane completed the last few hours of flying over County Monaghan.
Once processed, the 2020 Bluesky data will sit alongside previously captured imagery and height data in the company’s webshop. Recently updated, this online portal now includes up-to-date (2019) coverage at 25 cm resolution for a number of counties including Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Laois as well as high resolution (12.5 cm) coverage of Dublin and Wexford. The dedicated resource for Ireland allows visitors to search by place name or grid reference, confirm their location using either the photography or a map background before selecting the required data from a list of available options. Data supplied from the Bluesky Ireland Mapshop is ready for use in a range of desktop mapping, GIS and CAD software and can be securely purchased with a choice of flexible licence options.
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