Bluesky Ireland

Bluesky Ireland

Bluesky is now expanding its coverage to include the Republic of Ireland from 2015

Bluesky Ireland has unrivalled expertise in the creation of seamless aerial photography and already maintains national off – the-shelf coverage of aerial photography, digital terrain models and digital surface models of England and Wales through an on-going 3-year update programme. The addition of the Republic of Ireland will add 70,000 sqkms to Bluesky’s database.

Bluesky capturing aerial data

Aerial Data Capture

• Acquisition commenced in April 2015
• Four core products; RGB, CIR, DSM & DTM
• National coverage (70,000 sqkm)
• 25cm coverage, with higher resolution 12.5cm data for the main urban areas
(Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Drogheda, Dundalk & Wexford)
• Spring/Summer ‘leaf on’ survey
• Scheduled to be available from late summer 2015 onwards
• Update cycle every 3 years
• Flexible licensing
• GIS ready data available in multiple formats

Aerial formats available from Bluesky

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Aerial Photography – RGB

Maps have evolved; they are no longer lines and words, the white space is now full of detail. Aerial photography is playing an increasingly important role in the management of the natural environment and built infrastructure, and is now a part of everyday life with online mapping portals and use in the media. Bluesky Ireland  is a specialist in the acquisition of aerial surveys and the processing and creation of high-quality imagery products. By investing in the latest technology Bluesky Ireland ensures the quality, accuracy and consistency of its imagery is of the highest standard. Bluesky Ireland maintains national aerial photography datasets which are updated every 3 years and available off-the-shelf. Bespoke surveys are flown to order and to customer specifications.

Bluesky Ireland Dublin - Brochure low res

Aerial Photography – RGB

Specification
National Urban Areas
Resolution 25cm 12.5cm
Accuracy X Y ± 1m rmse ± 50cm rmse
Optimum Viewing Scale 1:1,250 1:750
Formats JPG, TIFF, ECW, SID, KMZ

The Benefits of Nature

Colour Infrared CRI

As concerns for the environment grow, colour infrared photography (CIR) offers us a wealth of information on the
health and state of the vegetation accross our landscapes. Used in conjunction with other geo-spatial data it can assist in making informed decisions.
During the capture of the aerial photography, a colour infrared image, in the near infrared spectrum band, is
acquired simultaneously. This is then processed in a similar manner to the aerial photography. The data is stored in an
uncompressed format to ensure the integrity of the colour information.

Aerial infrared

Colour Infrared CRI

Specification
National Urban Areas
Resolution 25cm 12.5cm
Accuracy X Y ± 1m rmse ± 50cm rmse
Optimum Viewing Scale 1:1,250 1:750
Formats JPG, TIFF, ECW, SID, KMZ

Building for the Future

Digital Surface Model – DSM

Detailed measurements of the height of the Earth’s surface features such as vegetation and buildings. This product is created photogrammetrically from the stereo aerial photography. The DSM is perfect for visualisations, planning investigations and line of sight analysis.

Digital surface model

Digital Surface Model – DSM

Specification
National Urban Areas
Resolution 25cm 12.5cm
Accuracy X Y ± Up to 1m rmse ± Up to 0.5m rmse
Accuracy Z ± Up to 1.5m rmse ± Up to 0.5m rmse
Formats ASCII XYZ, ARC Grid, GeoTiff, 3DS/Max, Erdas Imagine

Achieving New Heights

Digital Terrain Model (DTM)

Detailed measurements of the height of the ground excluding buildings and vegetation. This product is created photogrammetrically from the stereo aerial photography. Applications include line-of-sight, flood modelling and civil engineering.

Digital terrain model

Digital Terrain Model (DTM)

Specification
National Urban Areas
Resolution 2m 1m
Accuracy X Y ± Up to 1m rmse ± Up to 1m rmse
Accuracy Z ± Up to 1.5m rmse ± Up to 1m rmse
Formats ASCII XYZ, ARC Grid, GeoTiff, 3DS/Max, Erdas Imagine

For further information, contact Kevin Brady 043 3345633 or Stuart Doherty 01 8247546