Aerial Photography in Classrooms

Wildgoose has developed two new products to support and promote the use of aerial photography in the classroom. A Local Area Explorers' Kit provides everything needed to conduct local area studies while the Using Our School Aeroimage Deskmats pack is designed to maximise the use of Wildgoose Our School Aeroimage Deskmats. Aeroimage Deskmats are available for anywhere in England and Wales plus selected areas in Scotland.     The Local Area Explorers' Kit contains 10 A4 aerial photographs centred on the school or other location of interest. Ordnance Survey mapping of the same locality, coupled with worksheets, 20 plus suggested... (read more)
2009-05-04 01:26:01

Aerial Photography Group During ASPRS

At the ASPRS 2012 User Group Meeting, Microsoft’s UltraCam Group will be showing the new features coming with the release of Microsoft’s UltraMap 3.0 software, the latest photogrammetric digital aerial camera system, the UltraCam Eagle, and the Applanix-based UltraNav direct georeferencing and flight management system. The group will also be staging testimonials from UltraCam customers. Prizes will be raffled, refreshments will be served, and seating will be limited so be sure to arrive early. The UltraCam User Group Meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th March 2012 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 308, Sacramento Convention Center, USA. Microsoft... (read more)
2012-03-06 09:55:20

Aerial Photography Keeps Birmingham Moving

High-resolution aerial photography from Bluesky is helping Birmingham City Council (UK) to undertake a host of transport-related applications, thus ensuring users of roads, footpaths and canals stay on the move. The digital map layer is made available to specialist users through the Council’s Geographical Information System (GIS) and to every desktop in the organisation with a simple ‘view only’ browser. Purchased to update existing aerial photography, the 10cm resolution dataset allows users to undertake multiple tasks in the office, thus reducing the time spent by council staff in the field.   The Birmingham City Council needed to update its aerial... (read more)
2012-12-17 12:00:00

New Aerial Photography for Ireland

Aerial mapping company, Bluesky, has unveiled plans to photograph the whole of The Republic of Ireland from the air to create the most up-to-date high resolution photomap of the country. It will add 70,000 square kilometres of brand new aerial photography to Bluesky’s existing archive. To be flown in 2015, nationwide coverage will be at 25 cm resolution with higher – 12.5 cm - coverage for selected urban areas. Bluesky will simultaneously capture colour infrared imagery (CIR) and will produce accurate 3D terrain maps.  Bluesky announced the Ireland project at the GIS Ireland Conference held in Dublin on 16th October... (read more)
2014-10-17 02:18:31

Successful Photography Trial with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Kragten has fulfilled a trial with the X100 of Gatewing, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (AUV), equipped with a camera. The airplane as mapped an area of 1,200 x 1,400m with an accuracy of 5cm. The area can be acquired in 45min with the X100 flying at 150m. As this is below the clouds, the plane can operate nearly every day. It will operate according to a pre-programmed flight plan and does this in a safe way. After processing the orthophoto, the image can be used as a background map for designs or used to create a Digital Terrain Model (DTM)... (read more)
2010-12-21 12:00:00

Oblique Aerial Photography Archive of European Cities

Thanks to a partnership with Blom UK, Bluesky International is now able to offer BlomOBLIQUE aerial images of hundreds of European cities, and more are being added to the online archive every month. All photographs have been taken at an angle of approximately 45 degrees which makes sides of buildings visible, thus allowing easier interpretation of the environment by non-specialist users. Designed to complement the more traditional vertical imagery already available from Bluesky, the oblique aerial imagery provides a unique perspective by exposing hard-to-see structures and improving the 3D data experience whilst also allowing accurate measurements of features.   According... (read more)
2012-08-31 01:10:39

Scottish Aerial Photography for Flight Simulator

Getmapping’s aerial photographic survey of Scotland is being compiled into a comprehensive set of terrain scenery by Horizon Simulation for the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator, ‘Generation X’ edition. The first volume which complements scenery of the whole of England and Wales was the Western Isles. It has been closely followed by the Shetland and Orkney Islands. These form part of a planned series of five ultra-high definition photographic sceneries, published by Playsims, that will ultimately cover the whole of mainland Scotland and its outlying islands.   Modern computing power together with advances in remote sensing,  have completely transformed Flight Sim... (read more)
2011-01-24 03:32:32

Millennium Map to Aerial Photography Archive

Following an agreement between aerial survey specialist Bluesky and Getmapping the original images that make up the Millennium Map will now be available from Billed at the time as a modern day equivalent of the Domesday Book the Millennium Map was the first commercial countrywide survey and is credited with the popularisation of aerial photography with reader offers in daily newspapers and reports that the Queen had invested in the company.  The 120,000 images cover the whole of England and Wales, and parts of Scotland, at a resolution of 25cm with selected cities at up to 10cm resolution and... (read more)
2010-11-05 12:00:00

London Development Mapped Using Aerial Photography

Aerial photography from Bluesky, UK, has been used to create an interactive map illustrating the regeneration project that is transforming London’s South Bank. The project is set to metamorphose the Nine Elms district of London (UK) from a semi-derelict, light industrial zone into an ultra-modern residential and business district. The online map provides detail for each element of the project using the aerial photography as a backdrop to highlight the position of the district within central London. The interactive map is a tool for explaining the regeneration programme and demonstrating how the many complex schemes fit together, according to Helen... (read more)
2012-09-26 11:16:53

Gatwick Airport Plans for the Future Using Bluesky Aerial Photography

Gatwick Airport, one of the busiest single-runway airports in the world, is using aerial photography from Bluesky to plan long-term development and growth. The high-resolution map's accurate imagery will feature highly in the airport’s soon-to-be-published Master Plan. The plan, which explores options including the increased capacity for its existing runway, additional use of a standby runway and safeguarding for a new runway, outlines how the airport will meet an increasing demand for air travel, create new opportunities for the region and manage its environmental impact. The Bluesky photography, delivered to Gatwick Airport as a 12.5cm-resolution digital dataset ready for use... (read more)
2019-03-26 09:55:22
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